How to Build Your Stephens Cur a Dog House

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

Build a House for Your Stephens CurGreater than 50% of the population permit their Stephens Curs to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Stephens Cur, below are some easy rules to follow when determining what type of house you want to build for your Stephens Cur.

Building Your Stephens Cur a House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Stephens Cur’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Stephens Cur will also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both people and Stephens Curs is about a third of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Stephens Cur will need get a ruler and measure your Stephens Cur. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Stephens Cur when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Stephens Cur should be able to peer out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Stephens Cur won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Stephens Cur and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Stephens Cur’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Stephens Cur: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Stephens Cur’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Stephens Cur can use the heat of its own body to heat the area if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Stephens Cur to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Stephens Cur would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Stephens Cur: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the entrance and construct the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so ensure the dog house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the house opening faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Stephens Cur’s Dog House

5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Stephens Cur a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Stephens Cur’s house. You should empty your Stephens Cur’s house as often as you give your Stephens Cur a bath.

Stephens Cur Dog House: Conclusion

If your Stephens Cur stays outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Stephens Cur will help you start.

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

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