How to Build Your Ibizan Hound a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Ibizan Hound, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Ibizan Hound a Dog House

Build a House for Your Ibizan HoundMore than 50 percent of owners allows their Ibizan Hounds to stay inside and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Ibizan Hound, here are some easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of house you want to build for your Ibizan Hound.

Building Your Ibizan Hound a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Ibizan Hound’s potential adult size. We enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Ibizan Hound will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Ibizan Hounds is around thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Ibizan Hound will need get a tape measure and measure your Ibizan Hound. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Ibizan Hound when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Ibizan Hound should be able to see out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Ibizan Hound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Ibizan Hound and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Ibizan Hound: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from entering the house, and taking your Ibizan Hound’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Ibizan Hound can use the warmth of its body to heat up the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your Ibizan Hound to escape the inclement weather. Your Ibizan Hound can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building a House for Your Ibizan Hound: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the opening and build the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Ibizan Hound’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Ibizan Hound a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Ibizan Hound’s home. You should clean out your Ibizan Hound’s house as often as you give your Ibizan Hound a bath.

Ibizan Hound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Ibizan Hound lives outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Ibizan Hound will help you start.

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

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