Building Your Norfolk Spaniel a House

Posted by on Mar 16, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Norfolk Spaniel, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Norfolk Spaniel a House

Build a House for Your Norfolk SpanielGreater than 50 percent of owners permit their Norfolk Spaniels to live inside and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Norfolk Spaniel, to follow are some easy rules to follow when considering the type of shelter you want to build for your Norfolk Spaniel.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Norfolk Spaniel: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Norfolk Spaniel’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Norfolk Spaniel will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and Norfolk Spaniels is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Norfolk Spaniel will need get a measuring tape and measure your Norfolk Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Norfolk Spaniel when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Norfolk Spaniel should be able to see out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Norfolk Spaniel won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Norfolk Spaniel and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Norfolk Spaniel: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Norfolk Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Norfolk Spaniel can use the warmth of its body to warm the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Norfolk Spaniel to escape the bad weather. Your Norfolk Spaniel can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building Your Norfolk Spaniel a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit angled toward the doorway and build 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 America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the dog house faces a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the house door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Norfolk Spaniel’s House

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

Norfolk Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your Norfolk Spaniel stays outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Norfolk Spaniel will help you get started.

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

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