How to Build a Dog House for Your Scottish Deerhound

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Scottish Deerhound | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Scottish Deerhound

Build a House for Your Scottish DeerhoundOver 50% of the population allows their Scottish Deerhounds to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Scottish Deerhound, below are our easy rules to follow when figuring out the type of shelter you want to provide for your Scottish Deerhound.

How to Build a House for Your Scottish Deerhound: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Scottish Deerhound’s potential adult size. People enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Scottish Deerhound will probably also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Scottish Deerhounds is approximately 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Scottish Deerhound will need get a measuring tape and measure your Scottish Deerhound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Scottish Deerhound when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Scottish Deerhound should be able to see out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Scottish Deerhound won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Scottish Deerhound and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Scottish Deerhound a House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Scottish Deerhound’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Scottish Deerhound can use the warmth of its own body to heat up the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Scottish Deerhound to escape the bad weather. Your Scottish Deerhound can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build Your Scottish Deerhound a House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted in the direction of the opening and construct the roof a bit angled, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Scottish Deerhound’s House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Scottish Deerhound a house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Scottish Deerhound’s house. You should empty the Scottish Deerhound’s house as often as you give your Scottish Deerhound a bath.

Scottish Deerhound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Scottish Deerhound stays outdoors 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 the Scottish Deerhound will help you start.

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

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