Building Your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer a House

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer | Comments Off on Building Your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer a House

Build a House for Your Slovakian Rough-Haired PointerGreater than fifty percent of people allows their Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointers to stay indoors and sleep on their couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer, here are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to provide for your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer will also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointers is approximately 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer will need get a ruler and measure your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer can use the heat of its own body to warm the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer to escape the inclement weather. Your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build a House for Your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit angled toward the opening and construct the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the house entryway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the entrance then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer’s house. You should clean your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer’s house as much as you give your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer a bath.

Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer Dog House: Conclusion

If your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer lives outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointer will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Slovakian Rough-Haired Pointers.

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