How to Build Your Great Pyrenees a House

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Great Pyrenees, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Great Pyrenees a House

Build a House for Your Great PyreneesGreater than 50% of owners permit their Great Pyreneess to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Great Pyrenees, to follow are some easy rules to follow when figuring out the type of shelter you want to build for your Great Pyrenees.

How to Build Your Great Pyrenees a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Great Pyrenees’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Great Pyrenees will probably also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Great Pyreneess is approximately a third of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Great Pyrenees will need go get a tape measure and measure your Great Pyrenees. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Great Pyrenees when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Great Pyrenees should be able to see out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Great Pyrenees won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Great Pyrenees and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Great Pyrenees: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your Great Pyrenees’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Great Pyrenees can use the heat of its own body to warm up the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will help your Great Pyrenees to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Great Pyrenees would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building Your Great Pyrenees a Dog House: Weather Resistant

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

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Great Pyrenees’s Dog House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Great Pyrenees a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Great Pyrenees’s home. You should empty the Great Pyrenees’s house as frequently as you give your Great Pyrenees a bath.

Great Pyrenees Dog House: Conclusion

If your Great Pyrenees lives outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Great Pyrenees will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Great Pyreneess.

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