How to Build Your Tweed Water Spaniel a House

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Tweed Water Spaniel | Comments Off on How to Build Your Tweed Water Spaniel a House

Build a House for Your Tweed Water SpanielGreater than fifty percent of people permit their Tweed Water Spaniels to stay inside and sleep on the couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Tweed Water Spaniel, below are some easy rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to provide for your Tweed Water Spaniel.

Building Your Tweed Water Spaniel a House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Tweed Water Spaniel’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Tweed Water Spaniel will probably also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Tweed Water Spaniels is approximately 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Tweed Water Spaniel will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Tweed Water Spaniel. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Tweed Water Spaniel when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Tweed Water Spaniel should be able to see out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Tweed Water Spaniel will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Tweed Water Spaniel and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Tweed Water Spaniel: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow underneath. To discourage pests from entering the house, and taking your Tweed Water Spaniel’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Tweed Water Spaniel can use the heat of its body to warm up the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your Tweed Water Spaniel to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Tweed Water Spaniel would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build a House for Your Tweed Water Spaniel: Weather Resistant

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

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house blueprints recommend that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Tweed Water Spaniel’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Tweed Water Spaniel a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty out your Tweed Water Spaniel’s home. You should empty the Tweed Water Spaniel’s house as much as you give your Tweed Water Spaniel a bath.

Tweed Water Spaniel Dog House: Conclusion

If your Tweed Water Spaniel lives outside then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Tweed Water Spaniel will help you begin.

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