Building Your Moscow Water Dog a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Moscow Water Dog, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Moscow Water Dog a Dog House

Build a House for Your Moscow Water DogMore than 50% of owners permit their Moscow Water Dogs to live inside and sleep on their couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Moscow Water Dog, to follow are some easy rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to build for your Moscow Water Dog.

Building a Dog House for Your Moscow Water Dog: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Moscow Water Dog’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Moscow Water Dog will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Moscow Water Dogs is around 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Moscow Water Dog will need get a ruler and measure your Moscow Water Dog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Moscow Water Dog when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Moscow Water Dog should be able to peer out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Moscow Water Dog will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Moscow Water Dog and measure the width of the widest point of the Moscow Water Dog’s shoulders.

Building Your Moscow Water Dog a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Moscow Water Dog’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Moscow Water Dog can use the heat of its own body to heat up the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Moscow Water Dog to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Moscow Water Dog would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building a House for Your Moscow Water Dog: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the opening and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Moscow Water Dog’s Dog House

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

Moscow Water Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Moscow Water Dog stays outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Moscow Water Dog will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Moscow Water Dogs.

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