How to Build a Dog House for Your Mountain Cur

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Mountain Cur, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Mountain Cur

Build a House for Your Mountain CurMore than fifty percent of owners allows their Mountain Curs to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Mountain Cur, to follow are some simple rules to follow when considering what type of house you want to build for your Mountain Cur.

How to Build a House for Your Mountain Cur: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Mountain Cur’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Mountain Cur will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Mountain Curs is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Mountain Cur will need get a tape measure and measure your Mountain Cur. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Mountain Cur when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Mountain Cur should be able to peer out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Mountain Cur won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Mountain Cur and measure the width of the widest point of the Mountain Cur’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Mountain Cur: Elevation

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

How to Build a Dog House for Your Mountain Cur: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the opening and construct the roof a bit angled, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Mountain Cur’s Dog House

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

Mountain Cur Dog House: Conclusion

If your Mountain Cur lives outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Mountain Cur will help you get going.

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

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