Building Your Maremma Sheepdog a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Maremma Sheepdog, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Maremma Sheepdog a Dog House

Build a House for Your Maremma SheepdogMore than 50% of owners permit their Maremma Sheepdogs to live inside and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Maremma Sheepdog, to follow are some easy rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Maremma Sheepdog.

Building a Dog House for Your Maremma Sheepdog: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Maremma Sheepdog’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Maremma Sheepdog will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Maremma Sheepdogs is about a third of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Maremma Sheepdog will need get a tape measure and measure your Maremma Sheepdog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Maremma Sheepdog when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Maremma Sheepdog should be able to gaze out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Maremma Sheepdog will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Maremma Sheepdog and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Maremma Sheepdog’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Maremma Sheepdog a House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Maremma Sheepdog’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Maremma Sheepdog can use the warmth of its own body to warm up the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Maremma Sheepdog to escape the bad 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 Maremma Sheepdog would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build Your Maremma Sheepdog a House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the door and construct the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In the United States 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 house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Maremma Sheepdog’s Dog House

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

Maremma Sheepdog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Maremma Sheepdog lives outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Maremma Sheepdog will help you start.

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