Greater than 50% of the population allows their Norwegian Lundehunds to live indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Norwegian Lundehund, below are our simple rules to follow when determining what type of shelter you want to provide for your Norwegian Lundehund.
How to Build Your Norwegian Lundehund a House: Size
1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Norwegian Lundehund’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Norwegian Lundehund will probably also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Norwegian Lundehunds is around thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Norwegian Lundehund will need get out a tape measure and measure your Norwegian Lundehund. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Norwegian Lundehund when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Norwegian Lundehund should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Norwegian Lundehund won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Norwegian Lundehund and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.
How to Build a House for Your Norwegian Lundehund: Elevation
2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Norwegian Lundehund’s health into consideration, remember how vital 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 Norwegian Lundehund can use the heat of its body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Norwegian Lundehund to escape the bad weather. Your Norwegian Lundehund can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Norwegian Lundehund would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.
Building a House for Your Norwegian Lundehund: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted in the direction of the door and build the roof a little 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 make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the opening then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Norwegian Lundehund’s Dog House
5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Norwegian Lundehund a house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Norwegian Lundehund’s house. You should clean out your Norwegian Lundehund’s house as often as you give your Norwegian Lundehund a bath.
Norwegian Lundehund Dog House: Conclusion
If your Norwegian Lundehund lives outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Norwegian Lundehund will help you start.
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