How to Build Your Beagle-Harrier a House

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Animal Care, Beagle-Harrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Beagle-Harrier a House

Build a House for Your Beagle-HarrierMore than 50% of people allows their Beagle-Harriers to stay indoors and sleep on their 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 Beagle-Harrier, below are some easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of house you want to provide for your Beagle-Harrier.

How to Build a House for Your Beagle-Harrier: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Beagle-Harrier’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Beagle-Harrier will also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Beagle-Harriers is about 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Beagle-Harrier will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Beagle-Harrier. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Beagle-Harrier when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Beagle-Harrier should be able to gaze out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Beagle-Harrier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Beagle-Harrier and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Beagle-Harrier: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from invading the house, and taking your Beagle-Harrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Beagle-Harrier can use the heat of its own body to heat the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will permit your Beagle-Harrier to escape the bad weather. Your Beagle-Harrier can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build Your Beagle-Harrier a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the doorway and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the dog house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the dog house opening faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Beagle-Harrier’s House

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

Beagle-Harrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Beagle-Harrier stays outside then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Beagle-Harrier will help you get going.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Beagle-Harriers.

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