Building a Dog House for Your Miniature Australian Shepherd

Posted by on Mar 13, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Miniature Australian Shepherd, Pets | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your Miniature Australian Shepherd

Build a House for Your Miniature Australian ShepherdOver 50 percent of owners permit their Miniature Australian Shepherds to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Miniature Australian Shepherd, here are some simple rules to follow when figuring out the type of house you want to provide for your Miniature Australian Shepherd.

Building a House for Your Miniature Australian Shepherd: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Miniature Australian Shepherd’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Miniature Australian Shepherd will also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Miniature Australian Shepherds is approximately a third of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Miniature Australian Shepherd will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Miniature Australian Shepherd. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Miniature Australian Shepherd when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Miniature Australian Shepherd should be able to look out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Miniature Australian Shepherd will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Miniature Australian Shepherd and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Miniature Australian Shepherd’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Miniature Australian Shepherd: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your Miniature Australian Shepherd’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Miniature Australian Shepherd can use the heat of its body to heat up the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Miniature Australian Shepherd to escape the bad weather. Your Miniature Australian Shepherd can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Miniature Australian Shepherd would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building Your Miniature Australian Shepherd a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit angled toward the doorway and build the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Miniature Australian Shepherd’s House

5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Miniature Australian Shepherd a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Miniature Australian Shepherd’s home. You should clean the Miniature Australian Shepherd’s house as frequently as you give your Miniature Australian Shepherd a bath.

Miniature Australian Shepherd Dog House: Conclusion

If your Miniature Australian Shepherd stays outdoors then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Miniature Australian Shepherd will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Miniature Australian Shepherds.

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