Building Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Animal Care, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel a Dog House

Build a House for Your Cavalier King Charles SpanielMore than 50% of the population allows their Cavalier King Charles Spaniels to stay inside 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 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, below are some easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of house you want to provide for your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

How to Build Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel a House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels is about 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will need get a measuring tape and measure your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel should be able to peer out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can use the heat of its body to heat up the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to escape the nasty weather. Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can choose to just snooze in the entry 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 bedding to sleep on.

Building a Dog House for Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: Weather Resistant

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

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s House

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

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel lives outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

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