Building a House for Your Spanish Water Dog

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Spanish Water Dog | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Spanish Water Dog

Build a House for Your Spanish Water DogOver 50 percent of owners permit their Spanish Water Dogs to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Spanish Water Dog, here are some simple rules to follow when figuring out the type of house you want to provide for your Spanish Water Dog.

Building a House for Your Spanish Water Dog: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Spanish Water Dog’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Spanish Water Dog will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Spanish Water Dogs is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Spanish Water Dog will need get a measuring tape and measure your Spanish Water Dog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Spanish Water Dog when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Spanish Water Dog should be able to look out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Spanish Water Dog will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Spanish Water Dog and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Spanish Water Dog: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your Spanish Water Dog’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Spanish Water Dog can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your Spanish Water Dog to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Spanish Water Dog would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Spanish Water Dog: Weather Resistant

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Spanish Water Dog’s House

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

Spanish Water Dog Dog House: Conclusion

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

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Spanish Water Dogs.

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