More than 50 percent of people allows their English Coonhounds to live inside and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your English Coonhound, here are our simple rules to follow when determining what type of shelter you want to provide for your English Coonhound.
Building a Dog House for Your English Coonhound: Size
1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your English Coonhound’s potential adult size. People enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The English Coonhound will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and English Coonhounds is about 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the English Coonhound will need go get a measuring tape and measure your English Coonhound. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the English Coonhound when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your English Coonhound should be able to see out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the English Coonhound won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the English Coonhound and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the English Coonhound’s shoulders.
Building a Dog House for Your English Coonhound: Elevation
2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your English Coonhound’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 English Coonhound can use the warmth of its body to warm the area if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your English Coonhound to escape the unpleasant weather. Your English Coonhound can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.
Building a Dog House for Your English Coonhound: Weather Resistant
3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the doorway and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the dog 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 dog house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the door then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your English Coonhound’s Dog House
5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your English Coonhound a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your English Coonhound’s house. You should empty the English Coonhound’s house as often as you give your English Coonhound a bath.
English Coonhound Dog House: Conclusion
If your English Coonhound stays outdoors then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the English Coonhound will help you start.
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