Building Your Alpine Spaniel a House

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Alpine Spaniel, Animal Care, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Alpine Spaniel a House

Build a House for Your Alpine SpanielOver fifty percent of people permit their Alpine Spaniels to stay inside and sleep on their couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Alpine Spaniel, following are some easy rules to follow when determining the type of shelter you want to provide for your Alpine Spaniel.

Building a House for Your Alpine Spaniel: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Alpine Spaniel’s potential adult size. People enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Alpine Spaniel will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Alpine Spaniels is about 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Alpine Spaniel will need get out a tape measure and measure your Alpine Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Alpine Spaniel when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Alpine Spaniel should be able to gaze out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Alpine Spaniel won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Alpine Spaniel and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Alpine Spaniel’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Alpine Spaniel: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Alpine Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Alpine Spaniel can use the heat of its body to warm the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Alpine Spaniel to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build a House for Your Alpine Spaniel: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the door and build the roof a bit angled, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

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 house door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the doorway then.

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

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

Alpine Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your Alpine Spaniel stays outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Alpine Spaniel will help you begin.

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

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