How to Build Your Drentse Patrijshond a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Drentse Patrijshond, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Drentse Patrijshond a Dog House

Build a House for Your Drentse PatrijshondGreater than 50% of people allows their Drentse Patrijshonds to stay inside and sleep on the couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Drentse Patrijshond, below are some simple rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to provide for your Drentse Patrijshond.

Building a House for Your Drentse Patrijshond: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Drentse Patrijshond’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having about 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Drentse Patrijshond will also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and Drentse Patrijshonds is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Drentse Patrijshond will need get out a tape measure and measure your Drentse Patrijshond. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Drentse Patrijshond when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Drentse Patrijshond should be able to look out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Drentse Patrijshond won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Drentse Patrijshond and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Drentse Patrijshond’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Drentse Patrijshond: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your Drentse Patrijshond’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Drentse Patrijshond can use the warmth of its own body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Drentse Patrijshond to escape the bad weather. Your Drentse Patrijshond 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 cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building a House for Your Drentse Patrijshond: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit angled toward the opening and construct the roof a little bit angled, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Drentse Patrijshond’s Dog House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Drentse Patrijshond a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Drentse Patrijshond’s house. You should empty the Drentse Patrijshond’s house as much as you give your Drentse Patrijshond a bath.

Drentse Patrijshond Dog House: Conclusion

If your Drentse Patrijshond stays outdoors then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Drentse Patrijshond will help you begin.

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