Greater than 50 percent of the population allows their Transylvanian Hounds to live indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Transylvanian Hound, below are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to provide for your Transylvanian Hound.
How to Build Your Transylvanian Hound a House: Size
1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Transylvanian Hound’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Transylvanian Hound will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Transylvanian Hounds is about 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Transylvanian Hound will need get out a tape measure and measure your Transylvanian Hound. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Transylvanian Hound when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Transylvanian Hound should be able to peer out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Transylvanian Hound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Transylvanian Hound and measure the width of the broadest point of the Transylvanian Hound’s shoulders.
Building Your Transylvanian Hound a Dog House: Elevation
2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your Transylvanian Hound’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Transylvanian Hound can use the warmth of its body to warm up the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Transylvanian Hound to escape the bad weather. Your Transylvanian Hound can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Transylvanian Hound would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.
How to Build Your Transylvanian Hound a Dog House: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit angled toward the entryway and build the roof a bit slanted, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.
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 suggest that the house opening faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the entrance then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Transylvanian Hound’s Dog House
5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Transylvanian Hound a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Transylvanian Hound’s home. You should empty out your Transylvanian Hound’s house as often as you give your Transylvanian Hound a bath.
Transylvanian Hound Dog House: Conclusion
If your Transylvanian Hound stays outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Transylvanian Hound will help you get going.
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