How to Build a House for Your Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Build a House for Your Chesapeake Bay RetrieverOver 50% of owners permit their Chesapeake Bay Retrievers to live inside 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 Chesapeake Bay Retriever, following are our simple rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to provide for your Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Building Your Chesapeake Bay Retriever a House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Chesapeake Bay Retriever’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever will probably also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers is around 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Chesapeake Bay Retriever will need get out a tape measure and measure your Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Chesapeake Bay Retriever should be able to look out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Chesapeake Bay Retriever will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Chesapeake Bay Retriever and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Chesapeake Bay Retriever’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Chesapeake Bay Retriever can use the warmth of its own body to heat the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Chesapeake Bay Retriever to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Chesapeake Bay Retriever can choose to just snooze in the front 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 sleep on.

How to Build Your Chesapeake Bay Retriever a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit slanted in the direction of the entrance and construct the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Chesapeake Bay Retriever’s Dog House

5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Chesapeake Bay Retriever a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Chesapeake Bay Retriever’s home. You should empty your Chesapeake Bay Retriever’s house as often as you give your Chesapeake Bay Retriever a bath.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog House: Conclusion

If your Chesapeake Bay Retriever lives outdoors 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 your Chesapeake Bay Retriever will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.

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