How to Build Your East-European Shepherd a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, East-European Shepherd, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your East-European Shepherd a Dog House

Build a House for Your East-European ShepherdOver 50% of owners allows their East-European Shepherds to live inside and sleep on their 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 East-European Shepherd, following are our simple rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to build for your East-European Shepherd.

How to Build a House for Your East-European Shepherd: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your East-European Shepherd’s potential adult size. People enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The East-European Shepherd will also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and East-European Shepherds is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the East-European Shepherd will need get a measuring tape and measure your East-European Shepherd. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the East-European Shepherd when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your East-European Shepherd should be able to peer out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the East-European Shepherd will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the East-European Shepherd and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the East-European Shepherd’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your East-European Shepherd: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your East-European Shepherd’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the East-European Shepherd can use the heat of its own body to warm up the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your East-European Shepherd to escape the inclement weather. Your East-European Shepherd can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved East-European Shepherd would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building Your East-European Shepherd a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the entrance and build the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your East-European Shepherd’s House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your East-European Shepherd a dog house. This makes it easier for you to clean your East-European Shepherd’s home. You should empty your East-European Shepherd’s house as much as you give your East-European Shepherd a bath.

East-European Shepherd Dog House: Conclusion

If your East-European Shepherd stays outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the East-European Shepherd will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about East-European Shepherds.

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