Building a House for Your Russell Terrier

Posted by on Mar 13, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Russell Terrier | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Russell Terrier

Build a House for Your Russell TerrierMore than 50% of owners permit their Russell Terriers to stay inside and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Russell Terrier, to follow are our easy rules to follow when considering what type of house you want to build for your Russell Terrier.

Building a Dog House for Your Russell Terrier: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Russell Terrier’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Russell Terrier will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Russell Terriers is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Russell Terrier will need get a ruler and measure your Russell Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Russell Terrier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Russell Terrier should be able to look out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Russell Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Russell Terrier and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Russell Terrier: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the house, and taking your Russell Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Russell Terrier can use the warmth of its own body to warm up the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your Russell Terrier to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Russell Terrier: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the door and build the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Russell Terrier’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Russell Terrier a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Russell Terrier’s house. You should clean the Russell Terrier’s house as often as you give your Russell Terrier a bath.

Russell Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Russell Terrier lives outside then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Russell Terrier will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Russell Terriers.

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