How to Build Your German Spitz a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 20, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, German Spitz, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your German Spitz a Dog House

Build a House for Your German SpitzOver 50% of people permit their German Spitzs to stay indoors and sleep on their couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your German Spitz, to follow are our simple rules to follow when deciding the type of shelter you want to build for your German Spitz.

Building a House for Your German Spitz: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your German Spitz’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your German Spitz will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and German Spitzs is approximately 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much room the German Spitz will need get a measuring tape and measure your German Spitz. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the German Spitz when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your German Spitz should be able to gaze out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the German Spitz will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the German Spitz and measure the width of the broadest point of the German Spitz’s shoulders.

How to Build Your German Spitz a House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your German Spitz’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the German Spitz can use the heat of its own body to heat the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your German Spitz to escape the nasty weather. Your German Spitz can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building a House for Your German Spitz: Weather Resistant

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

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your German Spitz’s House

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

German Spitz Dog House: Conclusion

If your German Spitz lives outdoors then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your German Spitz will help you start.

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

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