Building a House for Your Old German Shepherd Dog

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Old German Shepherd Dog, Pets | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Old German Shepherd Dog

Build a House for Your Old German Shepherd DogGreater than fifty percent of owners allows their Old German Shepherd Dogs to live indoors and sleep on the couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Old German Shepherd Dog, here are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Old German Shepherd Dog.

Building a House for Your Old German Shepherd Dog: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Old German Shepherd Dog’s potential adult size. People enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Old German Shepherd Dog will probably also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Old German Shepherd Dogs is about a third of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Old German Shepherd Dog will need get a ruler and measure your Old German Shepherd Dog. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Old German Shepherd Dog when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Old German Shepherd Dog should be able to see out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Old German Shepherd Dog will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Old German Shepherd Dog and measure the width of the broadest point of the Old German Shepherd Dog’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Old German Shepherd Dog a House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Old German Shepherd Dog’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Old German Shepherd Dog can use the warmth of its body to heat up the area if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Old German Shepherd Dog 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 love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building a House for Your Old German Shepherd Dog: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit angled toward the doorway and construct the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the 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 house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the dog house entryway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Old German Shepherd Dog’s House

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Old German Shepherd Dog a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Old German Shepherd Dog’s house. You should clean out your Old German Shepherd Dog’s house as frequently as you give your Old German Shepherd Dog a bath.

Old German Shepherd Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Old German Shepherd Dog stays outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Old German Shepherd Dog will help you start.

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