Building Your Finnish Hound a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Finnish Hound, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Finnish Hound a Dog House

Build a House for Your Finnish HoundMore than fifty percent of owners allows their Finnish Hounds to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Finnish Hound, below are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Finnish Hound.

How to Build Your Finnish Hound a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Finnish Hound’s potential adult size. People enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Finnish Hound will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Finnish Hounds is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Finnish Hound will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Finnish Hound. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Finnish Hound when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Finnish Hound should be able to look out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Finnish Hound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Finnish Hound and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Finnish Hound: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Finnish Hound’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Finnish Hound can use the heat of its body to warm the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will permit your Finnish Hound to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Finnish Hound would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building a Dog House for Your Finnish Hound: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house blueprints recommend that the house opening faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Finnish Hound’s Dog House

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Finnish Hound a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean out your Finnish Hound’s house. You should empty the Finnish Hound’s house as often as you give your Finnish Hound a bath.

Finnish Hound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Finnish Hound stays outdoors then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Finnish Hound will help you begin.

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

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