How to Build Your Pug a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Pug | Comments Off on How to Build Your Pug a Dog House

Build a House for Your PugGreater than 50 percent of the population allows their Pugs to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Pug, to follow are some simple rules to follow when considering the type of house you want to provide for your Pug.

How to Build Your Pug a House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Pug’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Pug will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Pugs is around a third of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Pug will need go get a tape measure and measure your Pug. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Pug when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Pug should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Pug won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Pug and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Pug: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the 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 Pug’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Pug can use the warmth of its body to warm the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Pug to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Pug can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Pug would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building a House for Your Pug: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit angled toward the entryway and build the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Pug’s House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Pug a house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Pug’s house. You should clean the Pug’s house as frequently as you give your Pug a bath.

Pug Dog House: Conclusion

If your Pug stays outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Pug will help you get started.

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

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