How to Build a Dog House for Your Havanese

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Havanese, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Havanese

Build a House for Your HavaneseGreater than 50 percent of owners allows their Havaneses to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Havanese, here are some easy rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to provide for your Havanese.

Building a House for Your Havanese: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Havanese’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Havanese will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Havaneses is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Havanese will need get out a tape measure and measure your Havanese. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Havanese when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Havanese should be able to peer out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Havanese won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Havanese and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Havanese: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your Havanese’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Havanese can use the warmth of its own body to warm up the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Havanese to escape the bad weather. Your Havanese can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build Your Havanese a House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the door and construct the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the dog house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the entrance then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Havanese’s House

5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Havanese a house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Havanese’s home. You should clean out the Havanese’s house as much as you give your Havanese a bath.

Havanese Dog House: Conclusion

If your Havanese lives outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Havanese will help you get going.

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

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