More than 50% of people permit their Spanish Mastiffs to live indoors and sleep on their couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Spanish Mastiff, to follow are some easy rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to provide for your Spanish Mastiff.
How to Build Your Spanish Mastiff a House: Size
1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Spanish Mastiff’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Spanish Mastiff will also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both people and Spanish Mastiffs is about 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Spanish Mastiff will need get a tape measure and measure your Spanish Mastiff. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Spanish Mastiff when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Spanish Mastiff should be able to look out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Spanish Mastiff won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Spanish Mastiff and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.
Building Your Spanish Mastiff a Dog House: Elevation
2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage pests from entering the house, and taking your Spanish Mastiff’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Spanish Mastiff can use the heat of its own body to warm the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will permit your Spanish Mastiff to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep 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 pallet to sleep on.
Building a Dog House for Your Spanish Mastiff: Weather Resistant
3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the doorway and construct the roof a bit angled, as well. Make sure the dog 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 recommend that the house doorway faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the opening then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Spanish Mastiff’s Dog House
5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Spanish Mastiff a dog house. This makes it easier for you to clean out your Spanish Mastiff’s home. You should clean the Spanish Mastiff’s house as much as you give your Spanish Mastiff a bath.
Spanish Mastiff Dog House: Conclusion
If your Spanish Mastiff stays outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Spanish Mastiff will help you get going.
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