Over 50% of the population allows their Russian Trackers to live 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 Russian Tracker, here are our easy rules to follow when determining the type of shelter you want to provide for your Russian Tracker.
How to Build Your Russian Tracker a House: Size
1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Russian Tracker’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Russian Tracker will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Russian Trackers is around a third of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Russian Tracker will need get out a ruler and measure your Russian Tracker. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Russian Tracker when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Russian Tracker should be able to peer out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Russian Tracker will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Russian Tracker and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.
Building Your Russian Tracker a House: Elevation
2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Russian Tracker’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Russian Tracker can use the heat of its body to heat up the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Russian Tracker to escape the nasty weather. Your Russian Tracker can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Russian Tracker would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.
How to Build a House for Your Russian Tracker: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the entrance and build the roof a bit slanted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.
4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the dog house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the door then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Russian Tracker’s Dog House
5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Russian Tracker a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Russian Tracker’s house. You should clean the Russian Tracker’s house as often as you give your Russian Tracker a bath.
Russian Tracker Dog House: Conclusion
If your Russian Tracker lives outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Russian Tracker will help you get started.
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