Building Your Rottweiler a House

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Rottweiler | Comments Off on Building Your Rottweiler a House

Build a House for Your RottweilerOver 50 percent of owners permit their Rottweilers to stay inside 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 Rottweiler, to follow are our simple rules to follow when figuring out the type of shelter you want to build for your Rottweiler.

How to Build Your Rottweiler a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Rottweiler’s potential adult size. People enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Rottweiler will probably also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Rottweilers is about 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Rottweiler will need go get a ruler and measure your Rottweiler. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Rottweiler when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Rottweiler should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Rottweiler will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Rottweiler and measure the width of the broadest point of the Rottweiler’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Rottweiler a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the house, and taking your Rottweiler’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Rottweiler can use the warmth of its own body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will permit your Rottweiler to escape the nasty weather. Your Rottweiler can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Rottweiler: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the doorway and construct the roof a bit slanted, as well. Make sure 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 ensure the house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the dog house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Rottweiler’s House

5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Rottweiler a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Rottweiler’s home. You should clean out the Rottweiler’s house as frequently as you give your Rottweiler a bath.

Rottweiler Dog House: Conclusion

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

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

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