Building Your Tibetan Mastiff a House

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Tibetan Mastiff | Comments Off on Building Your Tibetan Mastiff a House

Build a House for Your Tibetan MastiffOver 50% of the population permit their Tibetan Mastiffs to live inside and sleep on the couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Tibetan Mastiff, following are our simple rules to follow when determining what type of house you want to build for your Tibetan Mastiff.

Building Your Tibetan Mastiff a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Tibetan Mastiff’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Tibetan Mastiff will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Tibetan Mastiffs is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Tibetan Mastiff will need get a tape measure and measure your Tibetan Mastiff. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Tibetan Mastiff when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Tibetan Mastiff should be able to peer out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Tibetan Mastiff won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Tibetan Mastiff and measure the width of the broadest point of the Tibetan Mastiff’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Tibetan Mastiff: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Tibetan Mastiff’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Tibetan Mastiff can use the warmth of its own body to heat up the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will help your Tibetan Mastiff to escape the bad weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Tibetan Mastiff would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build Your Tibetan Mastiff a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the doorway and build the roof a bit tilted, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Tibetan Mastiff’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Tibetan Mastiff a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Tibetan Mastiff’s home. You should empty out your Tibetan Mastiff’s house as frequently as you give your Tibetan Mastiff a bath.

Tibetan Mastiff Dog House: Conclusion

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

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

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