How to Build Your Irish Wolfhound a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Irish Wolfhound, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Irish Wolfhound a Dog House

Build a House for Your Irish WolfhoundMore than 50% of people permit their Irish Wolfhounds to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Irish Wolfhound, here are our simple rules to follow when determining what type of shelter you want to build for your Irish Wolfhound.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Irish Wolfhound: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Irish Wolfhound’s potential adult size. People enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Irish Wolfhound will probably also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Irish Wolfhounds is around 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Irish Wolfhound will need go get a tape measure and measure your Irish Wolfhound. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Irish Wolfhound when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Irish Wolfhound should be able to look out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Irish Wolfhound will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Irish Wolfhound and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Irish Wolfhound a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Irish Wolfhound’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Irish Wolfhound can use the heat of its own body to warm up the area if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Irish Wolfhound to escape the bad weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze 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 bedding to snooze on.

Building Your Irish Wolfhound a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the door and build 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 west and south so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the house doorway faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Irish Wolfhound’s Dog House

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

Irish Wolfhound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Irish Wolfhound stays outside then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Irish Wolfhound will help you get going.

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

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