Greater than 50 percent of people permit their American Eskimo Dogs to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your American Eskimo Dog, below are our simple rules to follow when determining what type of shelter you want to provide for your American Eskimo Dog.
Building a Dog House for Your American Eskimo Dog: Size
1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your American Eskimo Dog’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The American Eskimo Dog will also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and American Eskimo Dogs is around 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the American Eskimo Dog will need get out a measuring tape and measure your American Eskimo Dog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the American Eskimo Dog when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your American Eskimo Dog should be able to see out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the American Eskimo Dog won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the American Eskimo Dog and measure the width of the broadest point of the American Eskimo Dog’s shoulders.
Building a House for Your American Eskimo Dog: Elevation
2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your American Eskimo Dog’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the American Eskimo Dog can use the warmth of its own body to warm the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your American Eskimo 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 sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.
Building Your American Eskimo Dog a House: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit angled toward the entrance and construct the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.
4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the house doorway faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the entryway then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your American Eskimo Dog’s Dog House
5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your American Eskimo Dog a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your American Eskimo Dog’s house. You should empty the American Eskimo Dog’s house as frequently as you give your American Eskimo Dog a bath.
American Eskimo Dog Dog House: Conclusion
If your American Eskimo Dog lives outside then he deserves to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your American Eskimo Dog will help you get started.
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