Building Your Irish Water Spaniel a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 16, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Irish Water Spaniel, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Irish Water Spaniel a Dog House

Build a House for Your Irish Water SpanielMore than fifty percent of owners allows their Irish Water Spaniels to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Irish Water Spaniel, below are our simple rules to follow when figuring out the type of house you want to provide for your Irish Water Spaniel.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Irish Water Spaniel: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Irish Water Spaniel’s potential adult size. We enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Irish Water Spaniel will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Irish Water Spaniels is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Irish Water Spaniel will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Irish Water Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Irish Water Spaniel when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Irish Water Spaniel should be able to gaze out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Irish Water Spaniel will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Irish Water Spaniel and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Irish Water Spaniel: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from entering the house, and taking your Irish Water Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Irish Water Spaniel can use the warmth of its own body to warm the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Irish Water Spaniel to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Irish Water Spaniel would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Irish Water Spaniel: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the opening and construct the roof a bit angled, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Irish Water Spaniel’s House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Irish Water Spaniel a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Irish Water Spaniel’s home. You should clean out your Irish Water Spaniel’s house as often as you give your Irish Water Spaniel a bath.

Irish Water Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your Irish Water Spaniel lives outside then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Irish Water Spaniel will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Irish Water Spaniels.

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