Over 50% of owners allows their Slovak Cuvacs to live indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Slovak Cuvac, to follow are our easy rules to follow when figuring out the type of shelter you want to build for your Slovak Cuvac.
How to Build a Dog House for Your Slovak Cuvac: Size
1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Slovak Cuvac’s potential mature size. We enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Slovak Cuvac will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Slovak Cuvacs is around 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Slovak Cuvac will need get a tape measure and measure your Slovak Cuvac. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Slovak Cuvac when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Slovak Cuvac should be able to see out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Slovak Cuvac won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Slovak Cuvac and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.
Building Your Slovak Cuvac a Dog House: Elevation
2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your Slovak Cuvac’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Slovak Cuvac can use the heat of its body to warm the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will help your Slovak Cuvac to escape the bad weather. Your Slovak Cuvac can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.
Building Your Slovak Cuvac a Dog House: Weather Resistant
3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the door and build the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.
4. In America most storms come from the south and west so make sure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the dog house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the doorway then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Slovak Cuvac’s House
5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Slovak Cuvac a house. This makes it simpler for you to clean out your Slovak Cuvac’s home. You should empty your Slovak Cuvac’s house as often as you give your Slovak Cuvac a bath.
Slovak Cuvac Dog House: Conclusion
If your Slovak Cuvac stays outdoors 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 Slovak Cuvac will help you begin.
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