Building Your Cumberland Sheepdog a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Cumberland Sheepdog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Cumberland Sheepdog a Dog House

Build a House for Your Cumberland SheepdogOver 50 percent of the population allows their Cumberland Sheepdogs to live inside and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Cumberland Sheepdog, to follow are some easy rules to follow when considering what type of house you want to build for your Cumberland Sheepdog.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Cumberland Sheepdog: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Cumberland Sheepdog’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Cumberland Sheepdog will also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Cumberland Sheepdogs is about 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Cumberland Sheepdog will need get a tape measure and measure your Cumberland Sheepdog. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Cumberland Sheepdog when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Cumberland Sheepdog should be able to gaze out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Cumberland Sheepdog won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Cumberland Sheepdog and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Cumberland Sheepdog a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your Cumberland Sheepdog’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Cumberland Sheepdog can use the heat of its own body to warm the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Cumberland Sheepdog to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Cumberland Sheepdog can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Cumberland Sheepdog: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the door and build the roof a bit angled, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Cumberland Sheepdog’s Dog House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Cumberland Sheepdog a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Cumberland Sheepdog’s home. You should empty your Cumberland Sheepdog’s house as frequently as you give your Cumberland Sheepdog a bath.

Cumberland Sheepdog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Cumberland Sheepdog stays outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Cumberland Sheepdog will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Cumberland Sheepdogs.

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