Building a House for Your Japanese Spitz

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Build a House for Your Japanese SpitzOver 50% of people permit their Japanese Spitzs to live indoors and sleep on their couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Japanese Spitz, following are our simple rules to follow when determining what type of house you want to build for your Japanese Spitz.

How to Build a House for Your Japanese Spitz: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Japanese Spitz’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Japanese Spitz will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Japanese Spitzs is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Japanese Spitz will need get a measuring tape and measure your Japanese Spitz. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Japanese Spitz when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Japanese Spitz should be able to see out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Japanese Spitz will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Japanese Spitz and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Japanese Spitz’s shoulders.

Building Your Japanese Spitz a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Japanese Spitz’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Japanese Spitz can use the heat of its body to heat up the area if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will help your Japanese Spitz to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building Your Japanese Spitz a Dog House: Weather Resistant

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

4. In the US most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Japanese Spitz’s House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Japanese Spitz a dog house. This makes it easier for you to clean out your Japanese Spitz’s house. You should clean your Japanese Spitz’s house as frequently as you give your Japanese Spitz a bath.

Japanese Spitz Dog House: Conclusion

If your Japanese Spitz lives outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Japanese Spitz will help you get going.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Japanese Spitzs.

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