Building Your Beagle a House

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Animal Care, Beagle, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Beagle a House

Build a House for Your BeagleMore than 50 percent of people allows their Beagles to stay inside and sleep on their couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Beagle, here are some easy rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to provide for your Beagle.

Building Your Beagle a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Beagle’s potential adult size. We enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Beagle will also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Beagles is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Beagle will need get a measuring tape and measure your Beagle. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Beagle when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Beagle should be able to look out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Beagle will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Beagle and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Beagle: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the house, and taking your Beagle’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Beagle can use the warmth of its own body to warm the space if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will help your Beagle to escape the bad weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. 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 Beagle: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the door and build the roof a little bit angled, as well. Ensure the 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 door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Beagle’s House

5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Beagle a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Beagle’s home. You should clean the Beagle’s house as often as you give your Beagle a bath.

Beagle Dog House: Conclusion

If your Beagle lives outside then he needs to have a comfortable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Beagle will help you get going.

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

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