Building Your Northern Inuit Dog a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 16, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Northern Inuit Dog, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Northern Inuit Dog a Dog House

Build a House for Your Northern Inuit DogGreater than 50% of the population permit their Northern Inuit Dogs to live indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Northern Inuit Dog, here are some easy rules to follow when determining the type of house you want to build for your Northern Inuit Dog.

How to Build Your Northern Inuit Dog a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Northern Inuit Dog’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Northern Inuit Dog will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Northern Inuit Dogs is approximately a third of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Northern Inuit Dog will need get a tape measure and measure your Northern Inuit Dog. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Northern Inuit Dog when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Northern Inuit Dog should be able to peer out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Northern Inuit Dog will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Northern Inuit Dog and measure the width of the widest point of the Northern Inuit Dog’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Northern Inuit Dog a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Northern Inuit Dog’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Northern Inuit Dog can use the heat of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Northern Inuit Dog to escape the inclement weather. Your Northern Inuit Dog can choose 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 pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build Your Northern Inuit Dog a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit tilted in the direction of the doorway and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so make sure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the dog house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Northern Inuit Dog’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Northern Inuit Dog a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Northern Inuit Dog’s home. You should empty out the Northern Inuit Dog’s house as much as you give your Northern Inuit Dog a bath.

Northern Inuit Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Northern Inuit Dog stays outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Northern Inuit Dog will help you get started.

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