Building a Dog House for Your Icelandic Sheepdog

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Build a House for Your Icelandic SheepdogGreater than fifty percent of the population allows their Icelandic Sheepdogs to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Icelandic Sheepdog, here are our simple rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to provide for your Icelandic Sheepdog.

Building Your Icelandic Sheepdog a House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Icelandic Sheepdog’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Icelandic Sheepdog will also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Icelandic Sheepdogs is about 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Icelandic Sheepdog will need get a tape measure and measure your Icelandic Sheepdog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Icelandic Sheepdog when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Icelandic Sheepdog should be able to peer out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Icelandic Sheepdog won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Icelandic Sheepdog and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Icelandic Sheepdog a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Icelandic Sheepdog’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Icelandic Sheepdog can use the warmth of its body to heat up the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Icelandic Sheepdog to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build Your Icelandic Sheepdog a House: Weather Resistant

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

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the dog house doorway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the entrance then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Icelandic Sheepdog’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Icelandic Sheepdog a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Icelandic Sheepdog’s house. You should empty out your Icelandic Sheepdog’s house as frequently as you give your Icelandic Sheepdog a bath.

Icelandic Sheepdog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Icelandic Sheepdog lives outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Icelandic Sheepdog will help you get started.

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

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