Building Your New Zealand Heading Dog a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, New Zealand Heading Dog, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your New Zealand Heading Dog a Dog House

Build a House for Your New Zealand Heading DogGreater than 50 percent of owners allows their New Zealand Heading Dogs to stay inside and sleep on the sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your New Zealand Heading Dog, below are our simple rules to follow when considering the type of house you want to build for your New Zealand Heading Dog.

How to Build Your New Zealand Heading Dog a House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your New Zealand Heading Dog’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your New Zealand Heading Dog will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and New Zealand Heading Dogs is around 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much room the New Zealand Heading Dog will need get out a ruler and measure your New Zealand Heading Dog. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the New Zealand Heading Dog when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your New Zealand Heading Dog should be able to see out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the New Zealand Heading Dog won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the New Zealand Heading Dog and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your New Zealand Heading Dog: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the house, and taking your New Zealand Heading Dog’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the New Zealand Heading Dog can use the warmth of its body to warm the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your New Zealand Heading Dog to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building Your New Zealand Heading Dog a Dog 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 build the roof a bit angled, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the house entryway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your New Zealand Heading Dog’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your New Zealand Heading Dog a dog house. This makes it easier for you to clean your New Zealand Heading Dog’s house. You should clean the New Zealand Heading Dog’s house as often as you give your New Zealand Heading Dog a bath.

New Zealand Heading Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your New Zealand Heading Dog stays outdoors then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your New Zealand Heading Dog will help you get going.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about New Zealand Heading Dogs.

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