Building a House for Your Sussex Spaniel

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Build a House for Your Sussex SpanielGreater than fifty percent of the population permit their Sussex Spaniels to live indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Sussex Spaniel, to follow are some easy rules to follow when figuring out the type of house you want to provide for your Sussex Spaniel.

How to Build Your Sussex Spaniel a House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Sussex Spaniel’s potential mature size. People enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Sussex Spaniel will also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Sussex Spaniels is around a third of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Sussex Spaniel will need get out a ruler and measure your Sussex Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Sussex Spaniel when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Sussex Spaniel should be able to look out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Sussex Spaniel won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Sussex Spaniel and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Sussex Spaniel a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget 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 Sussex Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Sussex Spaniel can use the warmth of its own body to heat up the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Sussex Spaniel to escape the bad weather. Your Sussex Spaniel can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Sussex Spaniel would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building Your Sussex Spaniel a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the doorway and construct the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Sussex Spaniel’s House

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Sussex Spaniel a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Sussex Spaniel’s home. You should clean out the Sussex Spaniel’s house as much as you give your Sussex Spaniel a bath.

Sussex Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your Sussex Spaniel stays outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Sussex Spaniel will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Sussex Spaniels.

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