How to Build Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon | Comments Off on How to Build Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon a Dog House

Build a House for Your Wirehaired Pointing GriffonGreater than 50 percent of owners permit their Wirehaired Pointing Griffons to stay inside and sleep on the couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon, here are some easy rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to build for your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon.

Building Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon’s potential adult size. People enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon will also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Wirehaired Pointing Griffons is around 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon should be able to look out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and measure the width of the widest point of the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon’s shoulders.

Building Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from invading the house, and taking your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon to escape the unpleasant weather. Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Wirehaired Pointing Griffon would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building a Dog House for Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted in the direction of the entrance and construct the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so ensure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon’s Dog House

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

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog House: Conclusion

If your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon stays outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Wirehaired Pointing Griffon will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Wirehaired Pointing Griffons.

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