More than 50% of the population permit their Lagotto Romagnolos to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Lagotto Romagnolo, to follow are some simple rules to follow when figuring out the type of shelter you want to build for your Lagotto Romagnolo.
Building a House for Your Lagotto Romagnolo: Size
1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Lagotto Romagnolo’s potential adult size. People enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Lagotto Romagnolo will also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Lagotto Romagnolos is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Lagotto Romagnolo will need go get a tape measure and measure your Lagotto Romagnolo. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Lagotto Romagnolo when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Lagotto Romagnolo should be able to peer out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Lagotto Romagnolo won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Lagotto Romagnolo and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Lagotto Romagnolo’s shoulders.
Building a Dog House for Your Lagotto Romagnolo: Elevation
2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from entering the house, and taking your Lagotto Romagnolo’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Lagotto Romagnolo can use the warmth of its own body to heat up the area if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Lagotto Romagnolo to escape the inclement weather. Your Lagotto Romagnolo can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.
Building Your Lagotto Romagnolo a Dog House: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted in the direction of the entryway and construct the roof a bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.
4. In the United States most storms come from the south and west so make sure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the house entryway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the door then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Lagotto Romagnolo’s House
5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Lagotto Romagnolo a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Lagotto Romagnolo’s house. You should clean your Lagotto Romagnolo’s house as much as you give your Lagotto Romagnolo a bath.
Lagotto Romagnolo Dog House: Conclusion
If your Lagotto Romagnolo lives outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Lagotto Romagnolo will help you get started.
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