Greater than 50% of the population allows their German Longhaired Pointers to live inside and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your German Longhaired Pointer, here are our easy rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to provide for your German Longhaired Pointer.
Building a House for Your German Longhaired Pointer: Size
1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your German Longhaired Pointer’s potential adult size. People enjoy having approximately two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your German Longhaired Pointer will also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and German Longhaired Pointers is about 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the German Longhaired Pointer will need get out a ruler and measure your German Longhaired Pointer. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the German Longhaired Pointer when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your German Longhaired Pointer should be able to gaze out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the German Longhaired Pointer will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the German Longhaired Pointer and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.
Building a House for Your German Longhaired Pointer: Elevation
2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your German Longhaired Pointer’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the German Longhaired Pointer can use the warmth of its own body to heat the area if it is really cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your German Longhaired Pointer to escape the inclement weather. Your German Longhaired Pointer can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved German Longhaired Pointer would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.
Building Your German Longhaired Pointer a House: Weather Resistant
3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a bit tilted toward the opening and construct the roof a bit tilted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.
4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the dog house entryway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the doorway then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your German Longhaired Pointer’s House
5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your German Longhaired Pointer a house. This makes it easier for you to clean out your German Longhaired Pointer’s home. You should clean your German Longhaired Pointer’s house as much as you give your German Longhaired Pointer a bath.
German Longhaired Pointer Dog House: Conclusion
If your German Longhaired Pointer lives outdoors then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your German Longhaired Pointer will help you start.
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