How to Build a Dog House for Your Kerry Beagle

Posted by on Mar 16, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Kerry Beagle, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Kerry Beagle

Build a House for Your Kerry BeagleGreater than 50 percent of people allows their Kerry Beagles to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Kerry Beagle, following are some easy rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to provide for your Kerry Beagle.

Building a Dog House for Your Kerry Beagle: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Kerry Beagle’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Kerry Beagle will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Kerry Beagles is around 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Kerry Beagle will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Kerry Beagle. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Kerry Beagle when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Kerry Beagle should be able to look out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Kerry Beagle will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Kerry Beagle and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Kerry Beagle: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Kerry Beagle’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Kerry Beagle can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Kerry Beagle to escape the nasty weather. Your Kerry Beagle can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build a House for Your Kerry Beagle: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit angled toward the door and build the roof a bit slanted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the dog house faces a different direction. Most dog house blueprints recommend that the house entryway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Kerry Beagle’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Kerry Beagle a house. This makes it easier for you to clean out your Kerry Beagle’s home. You should clean out the Kerry Beagle’s house as often as you give your Kerry Beagle a bath.

Kerry Beagle Dog House: Conclusion

If your Kerry Beagle stays outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Kerry Beagle will help you start.

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

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