How to Build Your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound a House

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Animal Care, Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound a House

Build a House for Your Black And Tan Virginia FoxhoundMore than 50% of the population permit their Black And Tan Virginia Foxhounds to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound, to follow are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to provide for your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound.

Building Your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound a House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound will also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and Black And Tan Virginia Foxhounds is approximately a third of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound will need get out a tape measure and measure your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound should be able to peer out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound can use the heat of its own body to warm the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze 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 bedding to sleep on.

Building Your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so ensure 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 opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound’s House

5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound’s home. You should empty out your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound’s house as frequently as you give your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound a bath.

Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound lives outside then he needs to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Black And Tan Virginia Foxhound will help you start.

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