How to Build Your Dutch Shepherd Dog a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Dutch Shepherd Dog, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Dutch Shepherd Dog a Dog House

Build a House for Your Dutch Shepherd DogGreater than 50 percent of owners permit their Dutch Shepherd Dogs to stay inside and sleep on the couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Dutch Shepherd Dog, below are some easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to provide for your Dutch Shepherd Dog.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Dutch Shepherd Dog: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Dutch Shepherd Dog’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Dutch Shepherd Dog will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Dutch Shepherd Dogs is about 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Dutch Shepherd Dog will need go get a ruler and measure your Dutch Shepherd Dog. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Dutch Shepherd Dog when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Dutch Shepherd Dog should be able to see out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Dutch Shepherd Dog won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Dutch Shepherd Dog and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Dutch Shepherd Dog’s shoulders.

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

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Dutch Shepherd Dog’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Dutch Shepherd Dog can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Dutch Shepherd Dog to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Dutch Shepherd Dog can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Dutch Shepherd Dog would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building Your Dutch Shepherd Dog a House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the entrance and build the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

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

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

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

Dutch Shepherd Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Dutch Shepherd Dog stays outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Dutch Shepherd Dog will help you start.

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

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