Building Your Irish Terrier a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 23, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Irish Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Irish Terrier a Dog House

Build a House for Your Irish TerrierGreater than fifty percent of the population permit their Irish Terriers to stay inside and sleep on the couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Irish Terrier, following are some simple rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to provide for your Irish Terrier.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Irish Terrier: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Irish Terrier’s potential adult size. People enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Irish Terrier will also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both people and Irish Terriers is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Irish Terrier will need get a ruler and measure your Irish Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Irish Terrier when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Irish Terrier should be able to peer out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Irish Terrier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Irish Terrier and measure the width of the widest point of the Irish Terrier’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Irish Terrier a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Irish Terrier’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 Irish Terrier can use the warmth of its own body to heat up the space if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Irish Terrier to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Irish Terrier would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build a House for Your Irish Terrier: Weather Resistant

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

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 dog house door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Irish Terrier’s House

5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Irish Terrier a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Irish Terrier’s house. You should empty your Irish Terrier’s house as much as you give your Irish Terrier a bath.

Irish Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

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

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

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