Building Your Siberian Husky a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Siberian Husky | Comments Off on Building Your Siberian Husky a Dog House

Build a House for Your Siberian HuskyMore than 50% of the population permit their Siberian Huskys to stay inside and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Siberian Husky, following are our simple rules to follow when figuring out what type of house you want to provide for your Siberian Husky.

How to Build a House for Your Siberian Husky: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Siberian Husky’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Siberian Husky will also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Siberian Huskys is about 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Siberian Husky will need get out a ruler and measure your Siberian Husky. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Siberian Husky when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Siberian Husky should be able to look out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Siberian Husky will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Siberian Husky and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Siberian Husky a House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from entering the house, and taking your Siberian Husky’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Siberian Husky can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Siberian Husky to escape the bad weather. Your Siberian Husky 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 appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building Your Siberian Husky a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the doorway and build the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so make sure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the dog house door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Siberian Husky’s Dog House

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

Siberian Husky Dog House: Conclusion

If your Siberian Husky lives outside then he needs to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Siberian Husky will help you begin.

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

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