How to Build a Dog House for Your Malinois

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Malinois, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Malinois

Build a House for Your MalinoisGreater than fifty percent of people permit their Malinoiss to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Malinois, to follow are some easy rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to provide for your Malinois.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Malinois: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Malinois’s potential mature size. We enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Malinois will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Malinoiss is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Malinois will need go get a tape measure and measure your Malinois. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Malinois when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Malinois should be able to gaze out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Malinois will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Malinois and measure the width of the broadest point of the Malinois’s shoulders.

Building Your Malinois a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the house, and taking your Malinois’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Malinois can use the heat of its own body to warm the area if it is really cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Malinois to escape the nasty weather. Your animal 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 love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building a Dog House for Your Malinois: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the door and build the roof a little bit angled, as well. Ensure 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 blueprints suggest that the dog house opening faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the entrance then.

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

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Malinois a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Malinois’s house. You should empty out the Malinois’s house as frequently as you give your Malinois a bath.

Malinois Dog House: Conclusion

If your Malinois stays outdoors then he deserves to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Malinois will help you begin.

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

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