How to Build Your Longhaired Whippet a House

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

Build a House for Your Longhaired WhippetOver fifty percent of the population allows their Longhaired Whippets to stay inside 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 Longhaired Whippet, here are our easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of house you want to build for your Longhaired Whippet.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Longhaired Whippet: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Longhaired Whippet’s potential mature size. People enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Longhaired Whippet will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Longhaired Whippets is about 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Longhaired Whippet will need get a tape measure and measure your Longhaired Whippet. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Longhaired Whippet when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Longhaired Whippet should be able to peer out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Longhaired Whippet will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Longhaired Whippet and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Longhaired Whippet: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Longhaired Whippet’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Longhaired Whippet can use the warmth of its body to heat up the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your Longhaired Whippet to escape the nasty weather. Your Longhaired Whippet can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Longhaired Whippet would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Longhaired Whippet: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the entrance and construct the roof a bit tilted, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so ensure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints recommend that the house door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Longhaired Whippet’s Dog House

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

Longhaired Whippet Dog House: Conclusion

If your Longhaired Whippet lives outdoors then he deserves to have a comfortable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Longhaired Whippet will help you get started.

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

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