Building Your Old Danish Pointer a Dog House

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

Build a House for Your Old Danish PointerGreater than 50% of the population allows their Old Danish Pointers to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Old Danish Pointer, to follow are our easy rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to build for your Old Danish Pointer.

How to Build Your Old Danish Pointer a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Old Danish Pointer’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Old Danish Pointer will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Old Danish Pointers is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Old Danish Pointer will need get out a ruler and measure your Old Danish Pointer. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Old Danish Pointer when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Old Danish Pointer should be able to peer out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Old Danish Pointer will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Old Danish Pointer and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Old Danish Pointer: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from entering the house, and taking your Old Danish Pointer’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Old Danish Pointer can use the warmth of its own body to heat the area if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Old Danish Pointer to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Old Danish Pointer can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building Your Old Danish Pointer a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the entrance and construct the roof a little bit angled, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Old Danish Pointer’s House

5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Old Danish Pointer a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty out your Old Danish Pointer’s home. You should clean your Old Danish Pointer’s house as much as you give your Old Danish Pointer a bath.

Old Danish Pointer Dog House: Conclusion

If your Old Danish Pointer lives outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Old Danish Pointer will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Old Danish Pointers.

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