How to Build a Dog House for Your Puli

Posted by on Mar 7, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Puli | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Puli

Build a House for Your PuliMore than 50% of people permit their Pulis to live inside and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Puli, following are some simple rules to follow when determining what type of shelter you want to build for your Puli.

How to Build Your Puli a House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Puli’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Puli will probably also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Pulis is about a third of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Puli will need go get a tape measure and measure your Puli. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Puli when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Puli should be able to see out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Puli won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Puli and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Puli a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Puli’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Puli can use the heat of its own body to warm the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Puli to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Puli: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the doorway and construct the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Puli’s House

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Puli a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Puli’s house. You should clean out the Puli’s house as much as you give your Puli a bath.

Puli Dog House: Conclusion

If your Puli lives outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Puli will help you start.

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

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