Building Your Keeshond a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 25, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Keeshond, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Keeshond a Dog House

Build a House for Your KeeshondMore than 50% of people permit their Keeshonds to live inside and sleep on the couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Keeshond, to follow are our easy rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Keeshond.

How to Build Your Keeshond a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Keeshond’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Keeshond will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Keeshonds is approximately 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Keeshond will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Keeshond. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Keeshond when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Keeshond should be able to peer out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Keeshond won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Keeshond and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Keeshond’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Keeshond: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the house, and taking your Keeshond’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Keeshond can use the heat of its own body to heat up the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Keeshond to escape the inclement weather. Your Keeshond can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Keeshond would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build Your Keeshond a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the entrance and construct the roof a little bit angled, as well. Ensure 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 ensure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the house doorway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Keeshond’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Keeshond a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Keeshond’s home. You should empty your Keeshond’s house as frequently as you give your Keeshond a bath.

Keeshond Dog House: Conclusion

If your Keeshond lives 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 your Keeshond will help you begin.

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

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