Over 50 percent of the population permit their Welsh Springer Spaniels to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Welsh Springer Spaniel, following are some simple rules to follow when figuring out what type of house you want to build for your Welsh Springer Spaniel.
Building a House for Your Welsh Springer Spaniel: Size
1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Welsh Springer Spaniel’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Welsh Springer Spaniel will probably also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Welsh Springer Spaniels is about 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Welsh Springer Spaniel will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Welsh Springer Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Welsh Springer Spaniel when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Welsh Springer Spaniel should be able to see out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Welsh Springer Spaniel won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Welsh Springer Spaniel and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.
Building a Dog House for Your Welsh Springer Spaniel: Elevation
2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Welsh Springer Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Welsh Springer Spaniel can use the heat of its body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Welsh Springer Spaniel to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Welsh Springer Spaniel can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Welsh Springer Spaniel would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.
How to Build a Dog House for Your Welsh Springer Spaniel: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the door and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure 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 ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the house doorway faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the opening then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Welsh Springer Spaniel’s Dog House
5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Welsh Springer Spaniel a dog house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Welsh Springer Spaniel’s home. You should empty out your Welsh Springer Spaniel’s house as often as you give your Welsh Springer Spaniel a bath.
Welsh Springer Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion
If your Welsh Springer Spaniel stays outdoors then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Welsh Springer Spaniel will help you begin.
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