Building Your Sapsali a House

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

Build a House for Your SapsaliOver 50% of owners permit their Sapsalis to stay inside and sleep on their 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 Sapsali, below are our simple rules to follow when determining the type of house you want to provide for your Sapsali.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Sapsali: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Sapsali’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Sapsali will probably also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Sapsalis is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Sapsali will need get out a ruler and measure your Sapsali. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Sapsali when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Sapsali should be able to look out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Sapsali will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Sapsali and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Sapsali a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your Sapsali’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Sapsali can use the heat of its own body to heat up the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Sapsali to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Sapsali can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Sapsali would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building Your Sapsali a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the entrance and construct the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Sapsali’s House

5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Sapsali a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Sapsali’s house. You should clean out the Sapsali’s house as often as you give your Sapsali a bath.

Sapsali Dog House: Conclusion

If your Sapsali lives outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Sapsali will help you start.

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

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