How to Build a Dog House for Your Norwegian Elkhound

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Norwegian Elkhound, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Norwegian Elkhound

Build a House for Your Norwegian ElkhoundGreater than 50 percent of owners allows their Norwegian Elkhounds to live inside and sleep on their sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Norwegian Elkhound, below are our easy rules to follow when figuring out the type of shelter you want to provide for your Norwegian Elkhound.

Building Your Norwegian Elkhound a House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Norwegian Elkhound’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Norwegian Elkhound will probably also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Norwegian Elkhounds is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Norwegian Elkhound will need get a tape measure and measure your Norwegian Elkhound. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Norwegian Elkhound when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Norwegian Elkhound should be able to gaze out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Norwegian Elkhound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Norwegian Elkhound and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Norwegian Elkhound a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage pests from entering the house, and taking your Norwegian Elkhound’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Norwegian Elkhound can use the heat of its own body to heat the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Norwegian Elkhound to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Norwegian Elkhound would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building a Dog House for Your Norwegian Elkhound: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the door and construct the roof a bit slanted, 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 make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Norwegian Elkhound’s House

5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Norwegian Elkhound a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Norwegian Elkhound’s home. You should clean your Norwegian Elkhound’s house as frequently as you give your Norwegian Elkhound a bath.

Norwegian Elkhound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Norwegian Elkhound lives 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 Norwegian Elkhound will help you get started.

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

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