Building Your Berner Laufhund a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Berner Laufhund, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Berner Laufhund a Dog House

Build a House for Your Berner LaufhundMore than 50 percent of the population permit their Berner Laufhunds to live inside and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of y’all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Berner Laufhund, here are some easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to build for your Berner Laufhund.

Building a Dog House for Your Berner Laufhund: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Berner Laufhund’s potential mature size. People enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Berner Laufhund will also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Berner Laufhunds is around 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Berner Laufhund will need get a measuring tape and measure your Berner Laufhund. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Berner Laufhund when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Berner Laufhund should be able to peer out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Berner Laufhund won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Berner Laufhund and measure the width of the broadest point of the Berner Laufhund’s shoulders.

Building Your Berner Laufhund a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Berner Laufhund’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 Berner Laufhund can use the warmth of its own body to warm the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your Berner Laufhund to escape the bad 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 sleep on.

Building a House for Your Berner Laufhund: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit angled toward the opening and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so ensure the dog house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the entrance then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Berner Laufhund’s Dog House

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Berner Laufhund a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Berner Laufhund’s house. You should clean out the Berner Laufhund’s house as often as you give your Berner Laufhund a bath.

Berner Laufhund Dog House: Conclusion

If your Berner Laufhund lives outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Berner Laufhund will help you get started.

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

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