How to Build a House for Your Schapendoes

Posted by on Mar 29, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Schapendoes | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Schapendoes

Build a House for Your SchapendoesOver 50% of owners permit their Schapendoess to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Schapendoes, following are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to build for your Schapendoes.

Building a House for Your Schapendoes: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Schapendoes’s potential adult size. People enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Schapendoes will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Schapendoess is around 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Schapendoes will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Schapendoes. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Schapendoes when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Schapendoes should be able to look out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Schapendoes will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Schapendoes and measure the width of the broadest point of the Schapendoes’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Schapendoes: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To discourage pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Schapendoes’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Schapendoes can use the heat of its own body to warm up the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Schapendoes to escape the inclement weather. Your Schapendoes can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Schapendoes would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building a Dog House for Your Schapendoes: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the entryway and construct the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the dog house door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Schapendoes’s House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Schapendoes a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Schapendoes’s house. You should clean the Schapendoes’s house as frequently as you give your Schapendoes a bath.

Schapendoes Dog House: Conclusion

If your Schapendoes lives outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Schapendoes will help you get going.

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

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