Building Your Maltese a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Maltese, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Maltese a Dog House

Build a House for Your MalteseGreater than 50 percent of owners allows their Malteses to live inside and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Maltese, following are our easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to build for your Maltese.

Building a House for Your Maltese: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Maltese’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Maltese will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Malteses is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Maltese will need get out a tape measure and measure your Maltese. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Maltese when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Maltese should be able to peer out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Maltese will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Maltese and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Maltese a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from entering the house, and taking your Maltese’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Maltese can use the heat of its own body to warm up the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Maltese to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building a House for Your Maltese: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a bit tilted toward the doorway and build the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so ensure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the dog house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the opening then.

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

5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Maltese a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Maltese’s house. You should clean your Maltese’s house as much as you give your Maltese a bath.

Maltese Dog House: Conclusion

If your Maltese stays outside then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Maltese will help you start.

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

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