How to Build Your Carolina Dog a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 20, 2011 in Animal Care, Carolina Dog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Carolina Dog a Dog House

Build a House for Your Carolina DogMore than 50% of the population allows their Carolina Dogs to stay inside and sleep on their couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Carolina Dog, here are our simple rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to build for your Carolina Dog.

How to Build Your Carolina Dog a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Carolina Dog’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having about 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Carolina Dog will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Carolina Dogs is around a third of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Carolina Dog will need get out a ruler and measure your Carolina Dog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Carolina Dog when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Carolina Dog should be able to look out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Carolina Dog will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Carolina Dog and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Carolina Dog a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To dissuade bugs from invading the house, and taking your Carolina Dog’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Carolina Dog can use the heat of its own body to heat the area if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Carolina Dog to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Carolina Dog would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build Your Carolina Dog a House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the opening and build the roof a bit slanted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints suggest that the house doorway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Carolina Dog’s Dog House

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

Carolina Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Carolina Dog stays outside then he needs to have a comfortable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Carolina Dog will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Carolina Dogs.

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