Building a House for Your Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Posted by on Mar 12, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Polish Lowland Sheepdog | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Build a House for Your Polish Lowland SheepdogOver 50 percent of the population allows their Polish Lowland Sheepdogs to stay inside and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Polish Lowland Sheepdog, to follow are some simple rules to follow when figuring out what type of house you want to provide for your Polish Lowland Sheepdog.

Building Your Polish Lowland Sheepdog a House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Polish Lowland Sheepdog’s potential adult size. People enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Polish Lowland Sheepdog will probably also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Polish Lowland Sheepdogs is about 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Polish Lowland Sheepdog will need get a tape measure and measure your Polish Lowland Sheepdog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Polish Lowland Sheepdog should be able to see out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Polish Lowland Sheepdog will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Polish Lowland Sheepdog and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Polish Lowland Sheepdog’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Polish Lowland Sheepdog a House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Polish Lowland Sheepdog’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Polish Lowland Sheepdog can use the heat of its own body to warm the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Polish Lowland Sheepdog to escape the bad weather. Your Polish Lowland Sheepdog can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Polish Lowland Sheepdog would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

Building Your Polish Lowland Sheepdog a Dog House: Weather Resistant

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

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Polish Lowland Sheepdog’s House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Polish Lowland Sheepdog a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty out your Polish Lowland Sheepdog’s house. You should empty out the Polish Lowland Sheepdog’s house as much as you give your Polish Lowland Sheepdog a bath.

Polish Lowland Sheepdog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Polish Lowland Sheepdog stays outside then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Polish Lowland Sheepdog will help you get started.

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

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