Building Your Tornjak a House

Posted by on Mar 8, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Tornjak | Comments Off on Building Your Tornjak a House

Build a House for Your TornjakOver 50% of the population permit their Tornjaks to stay inside and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Tornjak, following are some simple rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your Tornjak.

How to Build Your Tornjak a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Tornjak’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Tornjak will also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and Tornjaks is approximately 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Tornjak will need get out a tape measure and measure your Tornjak. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Tornjak when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Tornjak should be able to peer out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Tornjak will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Tornjak and measure the width of the widest point of the Tornjak’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Tornjak: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Tornjak’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Tornjak can use the heat of its body to warm up the area if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Tornjak to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Tornjak can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Tornjak would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build Your Tornjak a Dog House: Weather Resistant

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

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest 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 Tornjak’s Dog House

5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Tornjak a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Tornjak’s home. You should clean the Tornjak’s house as frequently as you give your Tornjak a bath.

Tornjak Dog House: Conclusion

If your Tornjak stays outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Tornjak will help you begin.

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

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