How to Build a Dog House for Your Greyhound

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Greyhound, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Greyhound

Build a House for Your GreyhoundOver 50 percent of the population permit their Greyhounds to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Greyhound, to follow are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to provide for your Greyhound.

Building Your Greyhound a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Greyhound’s potential adult size. We enjoy having approximately two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Greyhound will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Greyhounds is approximately a third of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Greyhound will need get a ruler and measure your Greyhound. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Greyhound when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Greyhound should be able to peer out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Greyhound won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Greyhound and measure the width of the widest point of the Greyhound’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Greyhound: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Greyhound’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Greyhound can use the warmth of its body to warm the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will help your Greyhound to escape the bad weather. Your Greyhound can decide to just snooze in the entry 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 snooze on.

Building a Dog House for Your Greyhound: Weather Resistant

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

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Greyhound’s House

5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Greyhound a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Greyhound’s house. You should clean out your Greyhound’s house as often as you give your Greyhound a bath.

Greyhound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Greyhound stays outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Greyhound will help you start.

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

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