Building Your Gascon Saintongeois a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Gascon Saintongeois, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Gascon Saintongeois a Dog House

Build a House for Your Gascon SaintongeoisGreater than 50% of people allows their Gascon Saintongeoiss to stay indoors 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 Gascon Saintongeois, below are some easy rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to build for your Gascon Saintongeois.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Gascon Saintongeois: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Gascon Saintongeois’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Gascon Saintongeois will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Gascon Saintongeoiss is about 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Gascon Saintongeois will need get out a tape measure and measure your Gascon Saintongeois. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Gascon Saintongeois when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Gascon Saintongeois should be able to see out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Gascon Saintongeois will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Gascon Saintongeois and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Gascon Saintongeois’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Gascon Saintongeois: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the house, and taking your Gascon Saintongeois’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 Gascon Saintongeois can use the heat of its body to heat up the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Gascon Saintongeois to escape the nasty weather. Your Gascon Saintongeois can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Gascon Saintongeois would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Gascon Saintongeois: Weather Resistant

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

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Gascon Saintongeois’s Dog House

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

Gascon Saintongeois Dog House: Conclusion

If your Gascon Saintongeois stays outside then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Gascon Saintongeois will help you begin.

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