Building Your Newfoundland a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Newfoundland, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Newfoundland a Dog House

Build a House for Your NewfoundlandGreater than 50% of the population permit their Newfoundlands to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Newfoundland, following are some simple rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to build for your Newfoundland.

Building a House for Your Newfoundland: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Newfoundland’s potential adult size. People enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Newfoundland will probably also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Newfoundlands is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Newfoundland will need go get a ruler and measure your Newfoundland. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Newfoundland when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Newfoundland should be able to peer out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Newfoundland won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Newfoundland and measure the width of the widest point of the Newfoundland’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Newfoundland: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage bugs from entering the house, and taking your Newfoundland’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Newfoundland can use the warmth of its own body to warm up the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Newfoundland to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Newfoundland can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building Your Newfoundland a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit slanted in the direction of the entryway and construct the roof a bit angled, 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 make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the dog house opening faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the doorway then.

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

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

Newfoundland Dog House: Conclusion

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

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

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