Greater than 50% of the population allows their English Toy Terriers to stay inside and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your English Toy Terrier, following are our easy rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to build for your English Toy Terrier.
How to Build a Dog House for Your English Toy Terrier: Size
1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your English Toy Terrier’s potential adult size. People enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your English Toy Terrier will also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and English Toy Terriers is approximately 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much space the English Toy Terrier will need get out a measuring tape and measure your English Toy Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the English Toy Terrier when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your English Toy Terrier should be able to peer out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the English Toy Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the English Toy Terrier and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.
Building Your English Toy Terrier a Dog House: Elevation
2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your English Toy Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the English Toy Terrier can use the warmth of its own body to warm the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your English Toy Terrier to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.
Building a Dog House for Your English Toy Terrier: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the door and build the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure 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 make sure the house faces a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the dog house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the door then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your English Toy Terrier’s Dog House
5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your English Toy Terrier a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your English Toy Terrier’s home. You should empty your English Toy Terrier’s house as often as you give your English Toy Terrier a bath.
English Toy Terrier Dog House: Conclusion
If your English Toy Terrier lives outside then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your English Toy Terrier will help you get going.
Don’t forget to check out these other articles about English Toy Terriers.
Was this post helpful? If so, please take a minute to Tweet and Share below on Facebook. I would also love to know your thoughts so leave me a comment 🙂