Building a House for Your Irish Setter

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Irish Setter, Pets | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Irish Setter

Build a House for Your Irish SetterGreater than 50% of people permit their Irish Setters to stay indoors and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Irish Setter, to follow are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Irish Setter.

How to Build a House for Your Irish Setter: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Irish Setter’s potential adult size. We enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Irish Setter will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and Irish Setters is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Irish Setter will need get a tape measure and measure your Irish Setter. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Irish Setter when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Irish Setter should be able to peer out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Irish Setter won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Irish Setter and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Irish Setter’s shoulders.

Building Your Irish Setter a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage bugs from entering the house, and taking your Irish Setter’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Irish Setter can use the warmth of its body to warm up the area if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Irish Setter to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Irish Setter: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the opening and construct the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so ensure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Irish Setter’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Irish Setter a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Irish Setter’s house. You should empty your Irish Setter’s house as often as you give your Irish Setter a bath.

Irish Setter Dog House: Conclusion

If your Irish Setter lives outside then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Irish Setter will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Irish Setters.

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