Building Your Lancashire Heeler a House

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Lancashire Heeler, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Lancashire Heeler a House

Build a House for Your Lancashire HeelerGreater than fifty percent of people permit their Lancashire Heelers to stay inside and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Lancashire Heeler, to follow are some simple rules to follow when deciding the type of house you want to build for your Lancashire Heeler.

Building a Dog House for Your Lancashire Heeler: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to fit your Lancashire Heeler’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Lancashire Heeler will probably also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both people and Lancashire Heelers is about 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Lancashire Heeler will need get a ruler and measure your Lancashire Heeler. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Lancashire Heeler when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Lancashire Heeler should be able to look out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Lancashire Heeler won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Lancashire Heeler and measure the width of the broadest point of the Lancashire Heeler’s shoulders.

Building Your Lancashire Heeler a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the house, and taking your Lancashire Heeler’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Lancashire Heeler can use the heat of its own body to warm the area if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your Lancashire Heeler to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Lancashire Heeler: Weather Resistant

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

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Lancashire Heeler’s House

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

Lancashire Heeler Dog House: Conclusion

If your Lancashire Heeler stays outdoors 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 Lancashire Heeler will help you get going.

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