Building Your Catahoula Cur a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 29, 2011 in Animal Care, Catahoula Cur, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Catahoula Cur a Dog House

Build a House for Your Catahoula CurMore than 50% of people permit their Catahoula Curs to stay inside and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Catahoula Cur, to follow are some simple rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to provide for your Catahoula Cur.

How to Build Your Catahoula Cur a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Catahoula Cur’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Catahoula Cur will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Catahoula Curs is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Catahoula Cur will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Catahoula Cur. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Catahoula Cur when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Catahoula Cur should be able to peer out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Catahoula Cur won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Catahoula Cur and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Catahoula Cur’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Catahoula Cur: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Catahoula Cur’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Catahoula Cur can use the warmth of its body to warm the space if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will permit your Catahoula Cur to escape the inclement weather. Your Catahoula Cur can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Catahoula Cur would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building a House for Your Catahoula Cur: Weather Resistant

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

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the house doorway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Catahoula Cur’s Dog House

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Catahoula Cur a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Catahoula Cur’s home. You should empty out the Catahoula Cur’s house as much as you give your Catahoula Cur a bath.

Catahoula Cur Dog House: Conclusion

If your Catahoula Cur 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 Catahoula Cur will help you begin.

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

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