How to Build Your Austrian Pinscher a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Animal Care, Austrian Pinscher, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Austrian Pinscher a Dog House

Build a House for Your Austrian PinscherMore than 50% of the population allows their Austrian Pinschers to live inside and sleep on the couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Austrian Pinscher, here are our simple rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to build for your Austrian Pinscher.

Building Your Austrian Pinscher a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Austrian Pinscher’s potential adult size. People enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Austrian Pinscher will probably also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Austrian Pinschers is approximately a third of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Austrian Pinscher will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Austrian Pinscher. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Austrian Pinscher when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Austrian Pinscher should be able to see out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Austrian Pinscher won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Austrian Pinscher and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Austrian Pinscher a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To dissuade bugs from invading the house, and taking your Austrian Pinscher’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Austrian Pinscher can use the heat of its body to heat the area if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Austrian Pinscher to escape the bad weather. Your Austrian Pinscher can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Austrian Pinscher: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit angled toward the entryway and build the roof a bit angled, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so ensure the dog house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the dog house doorway faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the entrance then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Austrian Pinscher’s House

5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Austrian Pinscher a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Austrian Pinscher’s home. You should empty your Austrian Pinscher’s house as frequently as you give your Austrian Pinscher a bath.

Austrian Pinscher Dog House: Conclusion

If your Austrian Pinscher lives outdoors then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Austrian Pinscher will help you get started.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Austrian Pinschers.

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