How to Build Your Caucasian Shepherd Dog a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 12, 2011 in Animal Care, Caucasian Shepherd Dog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Caucasian Shepherd Dog a Dog House

Build a House for Your Caucasian Shepherd DogMore than 50% of the population allows their Caucasian Shepherd Dogs to stay inside and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Caucasian Shepherd Dog, to follow are our simple rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to build for your Caucasian Shepherd Dog.

Building a Dog House for Your Caucasian Shepherd Dog: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Caucasian Shepherd Dog’s potential adult size. People enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Caucasian Shepherd Dog will probably also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Caucasian Shepherd Dogs is approximately 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Caucasian Shepherd Dog will need get a measuring tape and measure your Caucasian Shepherd Dog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Caucasian Shepherd Dog when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Caucasian Shepherd Dog should be able to gaze out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Caucasian Shepherd Dog won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Caucasian Shepherd Dog and measure the width of the broadest point of the Caucasian Shepherd Dog’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Caucasian Shepherd Dog: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Caucasian Shepherd Dog’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Caucasian Shepherd Dog can use the heat of its body to heat up the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Caucasian Shepherd Dog to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building a House for Your Caucasian Shepherd Dog: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the door and build the roof a little bit angled, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Caucasian Shepherd Dog’s Dog House

5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Caucasian Shepherd Dog a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Caucasian Shepherd Dog’s house. You should clean the Caucasian Shepherd Dog’s house as frequently as you give your Caucasian Shepherd Dog a bath.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Caucasian Shepherd Dog lives outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Caucasian Shepherd Dog will help you begin.

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