Building a House for Your West Siberian Laika

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Build a House for Your West Siberian LaikaMore than 50% of people permit their West Siberian Laikas to live inside and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your West Siberian Laika, below are some easy rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to provide for your West Siberian Laika.

How to Build a House for Your West Siberian Laika: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your West Siberian Laika’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The West Siberian Laika will also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and West Siberian Laikas is about 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the West Siberian Laika will need get a ruler and measure your West Siberian Laika. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the West Siberian Laika when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your West Siberian Laika should be able to look out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the West Siberian Laika will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the West Siberian Laika and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your West Siberian Laika: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the house, and taking your West Siberian Laika’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the West Siberian Laika can use the heat of its own body to heat up the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will permit your West Siberian Laika to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved West Siberian Laika would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build Your West Siberian Laika a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted in the direction of the doorway and build the roof a bit slanted, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your West Siberian Laika’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your West Siberian Laika a house. This makes it easier for you to clean your West Siberian Laika’s home. You should clean your West Siberian Laika’s house as much as you give your West Siberian Laika a bath.

West Siberian Laika Dog House: Conclusion

If your West Siberian Laika lives outdoors then he deserves to have a pleasant place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the West Siberian Laika will help you get going.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about West Siberian Laikas.

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