More than 50 percent of owners permit their Yorkshire Terriers to stay indoors 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 Yorkshire Terrier, below are some simple rules to follow when considering what type of house you want to build for your Yorkshire Terrier.
Building Your Yorkshire Terrier a Dog House: Size
1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Yorkshire Terrier’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Yorkshire Terrier will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Yorkshire Terriers is about a third of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Yorkshire Terrier will need get a ruler and measure your Yorkshire Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Yorkshire Terrier when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Yorkshire Terrier should be able to look out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Yorkshire Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Yorkshire Terrier and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.
Building Your Yorkshire Terrier a House: Elevation
2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the house, and taking your Yorkshire Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Yorkshire Terrier can use the heat of its own body to warm the area if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Yorkshire Terrier to escape the inclement weather. Your Yorkshire Terrier can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Yorkshire Terrier would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.
How to Build a House for Your Yorkshire Terrier: Weather Resistant
3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the opening and build the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.
4. In America most storms come from the west and south so ensure the dog house faces a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the house entryway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the entryway then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Yorkshire Terrier’s Dog House
5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Yorkshire Terrier a house. This makes it easier for you to clean out your Yorkshire Terrier’s house. You should empty out your Yorkshire Terrier’s house as frequently as you give your Yorkshire Terrier a bath.
Yorkshire Terrier Dog House: Conclusion
If your Yorkshire Terrier stays outdoors then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Yorkshire Terrier will help you begin.
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