Building Your Kerry Blue Terrier a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Kerry Blue Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Kerry Blue Terrier a Dog House

Build a House for Your Kerry Blue TerrierOver 50% of owners permit their Kerry Blue Terriers to live inside and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Kerry Blue Terrier, to follow are some simple rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to build for your Kerry Blue Terrier.

Building Your Kerry Blue Terrier a House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Kerry Blue Terrier’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Kerry Blue Terrier will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Kerry Blue Terriers is around thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Kerry Blue Terrier will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Kerry Blue Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Kerry Blue Terrier when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Kerry Blue Terrier should be able to peer out the front entrance while both standing up and sitting. So the Kerry Blue Terrier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Kerry Blue Terrier and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Kerry Blue Terrier a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Kerry Blue Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Kerry Blue Terrier can use the warmth of its body to warm up the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your Kerry Blue Terrier to escape the inclement weather. Your Kerry Blue Terrier can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Kerry Blue Terrier would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Kerry Blue Terrier: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the door and build the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the 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 is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints recommend that the dog house entryway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the doorway then.

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

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

Kerry Blue Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Kerry Blue Terrier stays outdoors then he needs to have a pleasant place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Kerry Blue Terrier will help you get going.

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

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