How to Build Your Redbone Coonhound a House

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Redbone Coonhound | Comments Off on How to Build Your Redbone Coonhound a House

Build a House for Your Redbone CoonhoundGreater than 50% of the population allows their Redbone Coonhounds to live inside and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Redbone Coonhound, below are some easy rules to follow when considering what type of house you want to provide for your Redbone Coonhound.

Building a House for Your Redbone Coonhound: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Redbone Coonhound’s potential adult size. We enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Redbone Coonhound will also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Redbone Coonhounds is about 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Redbone Coonhound will need get a tape measure and measure your Redbone Coonhound. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Redbone Coonhound when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Redbone Coonhound should be able to peer out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Redbone Coonhound won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Redbone Coonhound and measure the width of the broadest point of the Redbone Coonhound’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Redbone Coonhound: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Redbone Coonhound’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Redbone Coonhound can use the heat of its body to heat the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Redbone Coonhound to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Redbone Coonhound can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build Your Redbone Coonhound a House: Weather Resistant

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

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Redbone Coonhound’s House

5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Redbone Coonhound a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Redbone Coonhound’s house. You should clean out the Redbone Coonhound’s house as often as you give your Redbone Coonhound a bath.

Redbone Coonhound Dog House: Conclusion

If your Redbone Coonhound stays outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Redbone Coonhound will help you get going.

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