Over 50% of people allows their Southern Hounds 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 Southern Hound, following are some easy rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Southern Hound.
Building Your Southern Hound a House: Size
1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Southern Hound’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Southern Hound will probably also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Southern Hounds is around 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Southern Hound will need get a ruler and measure your Southern Hound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Southern Hound when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Southern Hound should be able to look out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Southern Hound won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Southern Hound and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.
How to Build Your Southern Hound a Dog House: Elevation
2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from entering the house, and taking your Southern Hound’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Southern Hound can use the heat of its body to heat the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Southern Hound to escape the inclement weather. Your Southern Hound can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.
How to Build a Dog House for Your Southern Hound: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit angled toward the door and construct the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.
4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the house opening faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the door then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Southern Hound’s House
5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Southern Hound a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty out your Southern Hound’s home. You should clean your Southern Hound’s house as much as you give your Southern Hound a bath.
Southern Hound Dog House: Conclusion
If your Southern Hound stays outside then he needs to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Southern Hound will help you get started.
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