Building Your Bergamasco Shepherd a House

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Bergamasco Shepherd, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Bergamasco Shepherd a House

Build a House for Your Bergamasco ShepherdGreater than 50% of owners allows their Bergamasco Shepherds to live indoors and sleep on the couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Bergamasco Shepherd, below are some simple rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to provide for your Bergamasco Shepherd.

Building a Dog House for Your Bergamasco Shepherd: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Bergamasco Shepherd’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Bergamasco Shepherd will also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Bergamasco Shepherds is approximately a third of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Bergamasco Shepherd will need get out a tape measure and measure your Bergamasco Shepherd. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Bergamasco Shepherd when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Bergamasco Shepherd should be able to look out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Bergamasco Shepherd will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Bergamasco Shepherd and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Bergamasco Shepherd a House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from invading the house, and taking your Bergamasco Shepherd’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Bergamasco Shepherd can use the heat of its body to heat up the area if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will help your Bergamasco Shepherd to escape the bad 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 bedding to sleep on.

Building Your Bergamasco Shepherd a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the door and construct the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the dog house doorway faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Bergamasco Shepherd’s House

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

Bergamasco Shepherd Dog House: Conclusion

If your Bergamasco Shepherd lives outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Bergamasco Shepherd will help you start.

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

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