How to Build a Dog House for Your Istrian Shorthaired Hound

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Istrian Shorthaired Hound, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Istrian Shorthaired Hound

Build a House for Your Istrian Shorthaired HoundOver 50 percent of the population permit their Istrian Shorthaired Hounds to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Istrian Shorthaired Hound, following are our easy rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to build for your Istrian Shorthaired Hound.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Istrian Shorthaired Hound: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Istrian Shorthaired Hound’s potential mature size. We enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Istrian Shorthaired Hound will probably also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Istrian Shorthaired Hounds is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Istrian Shorthaired Hound will need get a ruler and measure your Istrian Shorthaired Hound. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Istrian Shorthaired Hound when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Istrian Shorthaired Hound should be able to gaze out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Istrian Shorthaired Hound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Istrian Shorthaired Hound and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Istrian Shorthaired Hound’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Istrian Shorthaired Hound a House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Istrian Shorthaired Hound’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Istrian Shorthaired Hound can use the warmth of its own body to warm the area if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Istrian Shorthaired Hound to escape the inclement weather. Your Istrian Shorthaired Hound can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Istrian Shorthaired Hound would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build Your Istrian Shorthaired Hound a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the door and build the roof a bit angled, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Istrian Shorthaired Hound’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Istrian Shorthaired Hound a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Istrian Shorthaired Hound’s house. You should empty your Istrian Shorthaired Hound’s house as frequently as you give your Istrian Shorthaired Hound a bath.

Istrian Shorthaired Hound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Istrian Shorthaired Hound stays outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Istrian Shorthaired Hound will help you begin.

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