How to Build a House for Your Poodle

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Poodle | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Poodle

Build a House for Your PoodleOver fifty percent of the population allows their Poodles to live indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Poodle, following are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to provide for your Poodle.

Building a Dog House for Your Poodle: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Poodle’s potential adult size. We enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Poodle will probably also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Poodles is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Poodle will need go get a ruler and measure your Poodle. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Poodle when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Poodle should be able to peer out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Poodle will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Poodle and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Poodle’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Poodle: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the house, and taking your Poodle’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Poodle can use the heat of its body to warm the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will help your Poodle to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build Your Poodle a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the entryway and construct the roof a bit angled, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Poodle’s Dog House

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Poodle a house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Poodle’s home. You should clean out the Poodle’s house as often as you give your Poodle a bath.

Poodle Dog House: Conclusion

If your Poodle stays outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Poodle will help you start.

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

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