Building Your Swedish Vallhund a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Swedish Vallhund | Comments Off on Building Your Swedish Vallhund a Dog House

Build a House for Your Swedish VallhundOver 50% of owners permit their Swedish Vallhunds to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Swedish Vallhund, to follow are some easy rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to build for your Swedish Vallhund.

How to Build Your Swedish Vallhund a House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Swedish Vallhund’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Swedish Vallhund will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and Swedish Vallhunds is around thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Swedish Vallhund will need get out a tape measure and measure your Swedish Vallhund. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Swedish Vallhund when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Swedish Vallhund should be able to peer out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Swedish Vallhund won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Swedish Vallhund and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Swedish Vallhund a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Swedish Vallhund’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Swedish Vallhund can use the warmth of its body to heat the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Swedish Vallhund to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Swedish Vallhund would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building Your Swedish Vallhund a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted in the direction of the doorway and build the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the house doorway faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Swedish Vallhund’s Dog House

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

Swedish Vallhund Dog House: Conclusion

If your Swedish Vallhund stays outdoors then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Swedish Vallhund will help you get going.

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

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