How to Build a Dog House for Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever

Build a House for Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling RetrieverOver 50 percent of the population allows their Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retrievers to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever, below are some simple rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to build for your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever’s potential adult size. We enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retrievers is about 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever will need go get a tape measure and measure your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever should be able to look out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the house, and taking your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever can use the warmth of its body to heat up the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever to escape the inclement weather. Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever 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 appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit angled toward the doorway and construct the roof a bit angled, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so make sure the dog house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the house entrance faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever a house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever’s house. You should empty the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever’s house as frequently as you give your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever a bath.

Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever Dog House: Conclusion

If your Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever stays outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retriever will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Nova Scotia Duck-Tolling Retrievers.

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