Building Your Flat-Coated Retriever a House

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Flat-Coated Retriever, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Flat-Coated Retriever a House

Build a House for Your Flat-Coated RetrieverOver fifty percent of owners allows their Flat-Coated Retrievers to stay 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 Flat-Coated Retriever, here are our easy rules to follow when determining what type of house you want to provide for your Flat-Coated Retriever.

How to Build Your Flat-Coated Retriever a House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Flat-Coated Retriever’s potential mature size. People enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Flat-Coated Retriever will probably also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Flat-Coated Retrievers is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Flat-Coated Retriever will need go get a ruler and measure your Flat-Coated Retriever. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Flat-Coated Retriever when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Flat-Coated Retriever should be able to peer out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Flat-Coated Retriever will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Flat-Coated Retriever and measure the width of the broadest point of the Flat-Coated Retriever’s shoulders.

Building Your Flat-Coated Retriever a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Flat-Coated Retriever’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Flat-Coated Retriever can use the heat of its own body to warm the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Flat-Coated Retriever to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Flat-Coated Retriever can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Flat-Coated Retriever would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building Your Flat-Coated Retriever a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the doorway and construct the roof a bit tilted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Flat-Coated Retriever’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Flat-Coated Retriever a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Flat-Coated Retriever’s home. You should empty your Flat-Coated Retriever’s house as frequently as you give your Flat-Coated Retriever a bath.

Flat-Coated Retriever Dog House: Conclusion

If your Flat-Coated Retriever lives outside 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 your Flat-Coated Retriever will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Flat-Coated Retrievers.

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