How to Build a Dog House for Your Hovawart

Posted by on Mar 13, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Hovawart, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Hovawart

Build a House for Your HovawartGreater than fifty percent of owners allows their Hovawarts to live indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Hovawart, following are our easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of house you want to build for your Hovawart.

Building a House for Your Hovawart: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Hovawart’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Hovawart will probably also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both people and Hovawarts is around thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Hovawart will need get a measuring tape and measure your Hovawart. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Hovawart when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Hovawart should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Hovawart won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Hovawart and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Hovawart a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Hovawart’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Hovawart can use the heat of its own body to heat up the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Hovawart to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Hovawart can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building a House for Your Hovawart: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the entryway and construct the roof a bit slanted, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In the US most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the dog house opening faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Hovawart’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Hovawart a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Hovawart’s home. You should empty the Hovawart’s house as frequently as you give your Hovawart a bath.

Hovawart Dog House: Conclusion

If your Hovawart stays outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Hovawart will help you begin.

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

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