How to Build Your Pyrenean Shepherd a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Pyrenean Shepherd | Comments Off on How to Build Your Pyrenean Shepherd a Dog House

Build a House for Your Pyrenean ShepherdGreater than 50 percent of owners allows their Pyrenean Shepherds to stay inside and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Pyrenean Shepherd, following are some easy rules to follow when figuring out the type of house you want to build for your Pyrenean Shepherd.

Building Your Pyrenean Shepherd a Dog House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Pyrenean Shepherd’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Pyrenean Shepherd will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Pyrenean Shepherds is about a third of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Pyrenean Shepherd will need get a ruler and measure your Pyrenean Shepherd. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Pyrenean Shepherd when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Pyrenean Shepherd should be able to peer out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Pyrenean Shepherd will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Pyrenean Shepherd and measure the width of the broadest point of the Pyrenean Shepherd’s shoulders.

Building Your Pyrenean Shepherd a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Pyrenean Shepherd’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Pyrenean Shepherd can use the warmth of its body to warm the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will permit your Pyrenean Shepherd to escape the bad weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Pyrenean Shepherd would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building a House for Your Pyrenean Shepherd: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the opening and construct the roof a bit angled, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so make sure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the dog house opening faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Pyrenean Shepherd’s Dog House

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

Pyrenean Shepherd Dog House: Conclusion

If your Pyrenean Shepherd lives outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Pyrenean Shepherd will help you start.

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

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