How to Build Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Austrian Black And Tan Hound, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound a Dog House

Build a House for Your Austrian Black And Tan HoundOver fifty percent of owners allows their Austrian Black And Tan Hounds to live indoors and sleep on their sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of you all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Austrian Black And Tan Hound, below are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to provide for your Austrian Black And Tan Hound.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Austrian Black And Tan Hound’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Austrian Black And Tan Hounds is approximately 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Austrian Black And Tan Hound will need get out a tape measure and measure your Austrian Black And Tan Hound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Austrian Black And Tan Hound when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Austrian Black And Tan Hound won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Austrian Black And Tan Hound and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Austrian Black And Tan Hound’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Austrian Black And Tan Hound can use the heat of its own body to warm up the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will help your Austrian Black And Tan Hound to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Austrian Black And Tan Hound would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound a House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the entryway and construct the roof a bit tilted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Austrian Black And Tan Hound’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Austrian Black And Tan Hound a dog house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Austrian Black And Tan Hound’s home. You should empty out your Austrian Black And Tan Hound’s house as frequently as you give your Austrian Black And Tan Hound a bath.

Austrian Black And Tan Hound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Austrian Black And Tan Hound stays outside then he needs to have a comfortable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Austrian Black And Tan Hound will help you start.

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