Building a House for Your Norwegian Buhund

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Norwegian Buhund, Pets | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Norwegian Buhund

Build a House for Your Norwegian BuhundGreater than 50% of owners allows their Norwegian Buhunds to live inside and sleep on their sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Norwegian Buhund, to follow are our easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to build for your Norwegian Buhund.

How to Build Your Norwegian Buhund a House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Norwegian Buhund’s potential adult size. People enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Norwegian Buhund will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Norwegian Buhunds is about a third of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Norwegian Buhund will need get a tape measure and measure your Norwegian Buhund. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Norwegian Buhund when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Norwegian Buhund should be able to peer out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Norwegian Buhund will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Norwegian Buhund and measure the width of the broadest point of the Norwegian Buhund’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Norwegian Buhund: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Norwegian Buhund’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Norwegian Buhund can use the heat of its own body to heat up the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will help your Norwegian Buhund to escape the bad weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Norwegian Buhund would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building Your Norwegian Buhund a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the doorway and construct the roof a bit slanted, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Norwegian Buhund’s House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Norwegian Buhund a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Norwegian Buhund’s house. You should clean your Norwegian Buhund’s house as frequently as you give your Norwegian Buhund a bath.

Norwegian Buhund Dog House: Conclusion

If your Norwegian Buhund lives outdoors then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Norwegian Buhund will help you get started.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Norwegian Buhunds.

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