How to Build Your Wetterhoun a House

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Wetterhoun | Comments Off on How to Build Your Wetterhoun a House

Build a House for Your WetterhounMore than 50 percent of the population allows their Wetterhouns to live inside and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Wetterhoun, here are some simple rules to follow when determining what type of house you want to build for your Wetterhoun.

How to Build a House for Your Wetterhoun: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Wetterhoun’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Wetterhoun will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Wetterhouns is about 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Wetterhoun will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Wetterhoun. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Wetterhoun when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Wetterhoun should be able to peer out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Wetterhoun won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Wetterhoun and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Wetterhoun’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Wetterhoun: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage pests from entering the house, and taking your Wetterhoun’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Wetterhoun can use the heat of its body to heat up the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Wetterhoun to escape the bad weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building a Dog House for Your Wetterhoun: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the entryway and build the roof a bit tilted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Wetterhoun’s House

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

Wetterhoun Dog House: Conclusion

If your Wetterhoun lives outside then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Wetterhoun will help you begin.

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

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