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How to Build Your Akita Inu a Dog House

Build a House for Your Akita InuGreater than 50 percent of owners permit their Akita Inus to live inside and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Akita Inu, following are some easy rules to follow when determining what type of house you want to provide for your Akita Inu.

How to Build Your Akita Inu a House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Akita Inu’s potential mature size. We enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Akita Inu will probably also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Akita Inus is approximately 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Akita Inu will need get out a ruler and measure your Akita Inu. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Akita Inu when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Akita Inu should be able to see out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Akita Inu will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Akita Inu and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Akita Inu’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Akita Inu: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To discourage pests from entering the house, and taking your Akita Inu’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Akita Inu can use the warmth of its own body to heat up the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Akita Inu to escape the bad weather. Your Akita Inu can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Akita Inu would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Akita Inu: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the doorway and construct the roof a bit slanted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints suggest that the dog house door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the entrance then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Akita Inu’s House

5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Akita Inu a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Akita Inu’s home. You should clean out the Akita Inu’s house as much as you give your Akita Inu a bath.

Akita Inu Dog House: Conclusion

If your Akita Inu stays outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Akita Inu will help you get started.

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