How to Build a Dog House for Your American Water Spaniel

Posted by on Mar 25, 2011 in American Water Spaniel, Animal Care, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your American Water Spaniel

Build a House for Your American Water SpanielGreater than fifty percent of people permit their American Water Spaniels to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your American Water Spaniel, here are some simple rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to provide for your American Water Spaniel.

Building Your American Water Spaniel a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your American Water Spaniel’s potential adult size. We enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your American Water Spaniel will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and American Water Spaniels is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the American Water Spaniel will need go get a measuring tape and measure your American Water Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the American Water Spaniel when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your American Water Spaniel should be able to gaze out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the American Water Spaniel will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the American Water Spaniel and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your American Water Spaniel: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your American Water Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the American Water Spaniel can use the heat of its own body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will help your American Water Spaniel to escape the inclement weather. Your American Water Spaniel can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved American Water Spaniel would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your American Water Spaniel: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the opening and construct the roof a little bit angled, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the dog house door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your American Water Spaniel’s House

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

American Water Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your American Water Spaniel lives outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your American Water Spaniel will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about American Water Spaniels.

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