How to Build Your Golden Retriever a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Golden Retriever, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Golden Retriever a Dog House

Build a House for Your Golden RetrieverOver 50% of the population allows their Golden Retrievers to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Golden Retriever, below are some simple rules to follow when considering what type of house you want to provide for your Golden Retriever.

Building Your Golden Retriever a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Golden Retriever’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Golden Retriever will probably also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Golden Retrievers is approximately 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Golden Retriever will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Golden Retriever. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Golden Retriever when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Golden Retriever should be able to look out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Golden Retriever won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Golden Retriever and measure the width of the widest point of the Golden Retriever’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Golden Retriever: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Golden Retriever’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Golden Retriever can use the warmth of its own body to warm the space if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will help your Golden Retriever to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Golden Retriever: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a bit tilted toward the entryway and construct the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the house opening faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Golden Retriever’s House

5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Golden Retriever a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Golden Retriever’s house. You should clean your Golden Retriever’s house as often as you give your Golden Retriever a bath.

Golden Retriever Dog House: Conclusion

If your Golden Retriever lives outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Golden Retriever will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Golden Retrievers.

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