How to Build a House for Your Estonian Hound

Posted by on Mar 19, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Estonian Hound, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Estonian Hound

Build a House for Your Estonian HoundOver 50 percent of people allows their Estonian Hounds to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Estonian Hound, following are our easy rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to build for your Estonian Hound.

Building a House for Your Estonian Hound: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Estonian Hound’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Estonian Hound will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Estonian Hounds is approximately 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Estonian Hound will need get a measuring tape and measure your Estonian Hound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Estonian Hound when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Estonian Hound should be able to see out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Estonian Hound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Estonian Hound and measure the width of the widest point of the Estonian Hound’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Estonian Hound: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To discourage pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Estonian Hound’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Estonian Hound can use the warmth of its body to heat the area if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Estonian Hound to escape the nasty weather. Your Estonian Hound 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 pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build Your Estonian Hound a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the door and build the roof a bit on an angle, 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 opening faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Estonian Hound’s House

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

Estonian Hound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Estonian Hound lives outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Estonian Hound will help you get started.

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

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