How to Build Your Stabyhoun a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 19, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Stabyhoun | Comments Off on How to Build Your Stabyhoun a Dog House

Build a House for Your StabyhounGreater than 50% of people permit their Stabyhouns to live indoors and sleep on the sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Stabyhoun, here are our easy rules to follow when figuring out the type of house you want to provide for your Stabyhoun.

Building a House for Your Stabyhoun: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Stabyhoun’s potential adult size. We enjoy having about 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Stabyhoun will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Stabyhouns is around 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Stabyhoun will need get a tape measure and measure your Stabyhoun. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Stabyhoun when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Stabyhoun should be able to gaze out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Stabyhoun will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Stabyhoun and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Stabyhoun’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Stabyhoun a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Stabyhoun’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Stabyhoun can use the heat of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will permit your Stabyhoun to escape the bad weather. Your Stabyhoun can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Stabyhoun would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building a Dog House for Your Stabyhoun: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the door and build the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In the United States 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 doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Stabyhoun’s House

5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Stabyhoun a house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Stabyhoun’s house. You should clean your Stabyhoun’s house as often as you give your Stabyhoun a bath.

Stabyhoun Dog House: Conclusion

If your Stabyhoun lives outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Stabyhoun will help you get going.

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

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