Building Your Eurasier a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Eurasier, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Eurasier a Dog House

Build a House for Your EurasierMore than 50% of the population permit their Eurasiers to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Eurasier, here are our easy rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to build for your Eurasier.

How to Build Your Eurasier a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Eurasier’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Eurasier will also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both people and Eurasiers is around 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Eurasier will need get a tape measure and measure your Eurasier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Eurasier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Eurasier should be able to look out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Eurasier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Eurasier and measure the width of the widest point of the Eurasier’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Eurasier: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Eurasier’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Eurasier can use the heat of its own body to warm the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will permit your Eurasier to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Eurasier would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building a House for Your Eurasier: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the entryway and construct the roof a little bit slanted, 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 ensure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the dog house door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the entrance then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Eurasier’s House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Eurasier a house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Eurasier’s home. You should empty your Eurasier’s house as often as you give your Eurasier a bath.

Eurasier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Eurasier lives outdoors then he deserves to have a pleasant place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Eurasier will help you start.

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

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