Building Your Norfolk Terrier a House

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Norfolk Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Norfolk Terrier a House

Build a House for Your Norfolk TerrierGreater than 50 percent of people allows their Norfolk Terriers to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of you all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Norfolk Terrier, following are our simple rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to build for your Norfolk Terrier.

Building a House for Your Norfolk Terrier: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Norfolk Terrier’s potential mature size. People enjoy having about two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Norfolk Terrier will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Norfolk Terriers is about 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Norfolk Terrier will need get a measuring tape and measure your Norfolk Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Norfolk Terrier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Norfolk Terrier should be able to peer out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Norfolk Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Norfolk Terrier and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Norfolk Terrier: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Norfolk Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Norfolk Terrier can use the heat of its own body to warm up the area if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your Norfolk Terrier to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building Your Norfolk Terrier a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the door and build the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so ensure the dog house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the dog house doorway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the opening then.

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

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

Norfolk Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

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

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

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