More than 50% of owners permit their Treeing Walker Coonhounds to stay inside and sleep on the sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Treeing Walker Coonhound, here are our simple rules to follow when considering the type of shelter you want to provide for your Treeing Walker Coonhound.
How to Build a House for Your Treeing Walker Coonhound: Size
1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Treeing Walker Coonhound’s potential mature size. We enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Treeing Walker Coonhound will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Treeing Walker Coonhounds is around 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Treeing Walker Coonhound will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Treeing Walker Coonhound. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Treeing Walker Coonhound when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Treeing Walker Coonhound should be able to look out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Treeing Walker Coonhound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Treeing Walker Coonhound and measure the width of the broadest point of the Treeing Walker Coonhound’s shoulders.
How to Build Your Treeing Walker Coonhound a House: Elevation
2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Treeing Walker Coonhound’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Treeing Walker Coonhound can use the heat of its body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Treeing Walker Coonhound to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Treeing Walker Coonhound can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.
Building a Dog House for Your Treeing Walker Coonhound: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the entrance and construct the roof a bit angled, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.
4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so make sure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the dog house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the doorway then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Treeing Walker Coonhound’s House
5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Treeing Walker Coonhound a house. This makes it easier for you to empty out your Treeing Walker Coonhound’s home. You should empty out the Treeing Walker Coonhound’s house as much as you give your Treeing Walker Coonhound a bath.
Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog House: Conclusion
If your Treeing Walker Coonhound lives outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Treeing Walker Coonhound will help you get going.
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