More than 50 percent of people allows their Boykin Spaniels to stay indoors and sleep on their couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Boykin Spaniel, below are some simple rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Boykin Spaniel.
Building a Dog House for Your Boykin Spaniel: Size
1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Boykin Spaniel’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Boykin Spaniel will also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Boykin Spaniels is about 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Boykin Spaniel will need get out a tape measure and measure your Boykin Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Boykin Spaniel when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Boykin Spaniel should be able to see out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Boykin Spaniel will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Boykin Spaniel and measure the width of the broadest point of the Boykin Spaniel’s shoulders.
Building a House for Your Boykin Spaniel: Elevation
2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Boykin Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Boykin Spaniel can use the heat of its own body to heat the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your Boykin Spaniel to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Boykin Spaniel would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.
Building Your Boykin Spaniel a Dog House: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.
4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the house opening faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the entrance then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Boykin Spaniel’s House
5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Boykin Spaniel a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Boykin Spaniel’s house. You should clean out your Boykin Spaniel’s house as often as you give your Boykin Spaniel a bath.
Boykin Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion
If your Boykin Spaniel 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 Boykin Spaniel will help you get going.
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