Building Your Small Greek Domestic Dog a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Small Greek Domestic Dog | Comments Off on Building Your Small Greek Domestic Dog a Dog House

Build a House for Your Small Greek Domestic DogOver 50 percent of the population allows their Small Greek Domestic Dogs to live inside 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 Small Greek Domestic Dog, below are our easy rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to build for your Small Greek Domestic Dog.

How to Build Your Small Greek Domestic Dog a House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Small Greek Domestic Dog’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Small Greek Domestic Dog will also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and Small Greek Domestic Dogs is approximately 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Small Greek Domestic Dog will need get a measuring tape and measure your Small Greek Domestic Dog. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Small Greek Domestic Dog when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Small Greek Domestic Dog should be able to see out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Small Greek Domestic Dog won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Small Greek Domestic Dog and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Small Greek Domestic Dog: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Small Greek Domestic Dog’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Small Greek Domestic Dog can use the heat of its own body to heat the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will permit your Small Greek Domestic Dog to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build a House for Your Small Greek Domestic Dog: Weather Resistant

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

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 house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Small Greek Domestic Dog’s House

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Small Greek Domestic Dog a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Small Greek Domestic Dog’s home. You should empty the Small Greek Domestic Dog’s house as often as you give your Small Greek Domestic Dog a bath.

Small Greek Domestic Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Small Greek Domestic Dog lives outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Small Greek Domestic Dog will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Small Greek Domestic Dogs.

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