How to Build Your Huntaway a House

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Huntaway, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Huntaway a House

Build a House for Your HuntawayOver fifty percent of the population permit their Huntaways to live inside and sleep on their couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Huntaway, below are some simple rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to provide for your Huntaway.

Building Your Huntaway a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Huntaway’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Huntaway will also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and Huntaways is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Huntaway will need get out a tape measure and measure your Huntaway. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Huntaway when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Huntaway should be able to peer out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Huntaway won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Huntaway and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Huntaway a House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your Huntaway’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Huntaway can use the warmth of its own body to heat up the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Huntaway to escape the nasty weather. Your Huntaway can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building a Dog House for Your Huntaway: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the entrance and construct the roof a 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 ensure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints suggest that the house doorway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Huntaway’s House

5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Huntaway a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Huntaway’s house. You should empty your Huntaway’s house as much as you give your Huntaway a bath.

Huntaway Dog House: Conclusion

If your Huntaway lives outside then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Huntaway will help you start.

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

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