Building Your Black Norwegian Elkhound a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 in Animal Care, Black Norwegian Elkhound, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Black Norwegian Elkhound a Dog House

Build a House for Your Black Norwegian ElkhoundMore than 50% of owners permit their Black Norwegian Elkhounds to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Black Norwegian Elkhound, following are some simple rules to follow when considering the type of house you want to build for your Black Norwegian Elkhound.

How to Build Your Black Norwegian Elkhound a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Black Norwegian Elkhound’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Black Norwegian Elkhound will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Black Norwegian Elkhounds is about 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Black Norwegian Elkhound will need go get a ruler and measure your Black Norwegian Elkhound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Black Norwegian Elkhound when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Black Norwegian Elkhound should be able to look out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Black Norwegian Elkhound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Black Norwegian Elkhound and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Black Norwegian Elkhound’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Black Norwegian Elkhound: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Black Norwegian Elkhound’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Black Norwegian Elkhound can use the heat of its body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Black Norwegian Elkhound to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Black Norwegian Elkhound can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Black Norwegian Elkhound would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building a House for Your Black Norwegian Elkhound: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the entrance and build the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house blueprints recommend that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Black Norwegian Elkhound’s Dog House

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

Black Norwegian Elkhound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Black Norwegian Elkhound 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 Black Norwegian Elkhound will help you begin.

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