How to Build Your German Shepherd Dog a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 19, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, German Shepherd Dog, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your German Shepherd Dog a Dog House

Build a House for Your German Shepherd DogOver fifty percent of people permit their German Shepherd Dogs to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your German Shepherd Dog, to follow are some easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to build for your German Shepherd Dog.

How to Build Your German Shepherd Dog a Dog House: Size

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

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

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your German Shepherd Dog’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the German Shepherd Dog can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your German Shepherd Dog to escape the unpleasant weather. Your German Shepherd Dog can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved German Shepherd Dog would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building Your German Shepherd Dog a House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit slanted in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a bit tilted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

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

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

German Shepherd Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your German Shepherd Dog lives outdoors then he needs to have a pleasant place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the German Shepherd Dog will help you get started.

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

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