Greater than 50% of owners permit their Cretan Hounds to live inside and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Cretan Hound, to follow are some easy rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to provide for your Cretan Hound.
Building a Dog House for Your Cretan Hound: Size
1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Cretan Hound’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having about 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Cretan Hound will also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Cretan Hounds is about 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Cretan Hound will need get out a tape measure and measure your Cretan Hound. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Cretan Hound when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Cretan Hound should be able to gaze out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Cretan Hound won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Cretan Hound and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Cretan Hound’s shoulders.
How to Build Your Cretan Hound a House: Elevation
2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Cretan Hound’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Cretan Hound can use the warmth of its own body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Cretan Hound to escape the bad weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Cretan Hound would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.
How to Build Your Cretan Hound a Dog 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 entrance and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.
4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints suggest that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the entrance then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Cretan Hound’s Dog House
5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Cretan Hound a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Cretan Hound’s house. You should clean the Cretan Hound’s house as much as you give your Cretan Hound a bath.
Cretan Hound Dog House: Conclusion
If your Cretan Hound lives outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Cretan Hound will help you start.
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