Building Your Old Time Farm Shepherd a House

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Old Time Farm Shepherd, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Old Time Farm Shepherd a House

Build a House for Your Old Time Farm ShepherdMore than fifty percent of people permit their Old Time Farm Shepherds to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Old Time Farm Shepherd, here are some easy rules to follow when figuring out the type of house you want to provide for your Old Time Farm Shepherd.

Building Your Old Time Farm Shepherd a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Old Time Farm Shepherd’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Old Time Farm Shepherd will probably also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Old Time Farm Shepherds is around 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Old Time Farm Shepherd will need get a ruler and measure your Old Time Farm Shepherd. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Old Time Farm Shepherd when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Old Time Farm Shepherd should be able to look out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Old Time Farm Shepherd will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Old Time Farm Shepherd and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Old Time Farm Shepherd’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Old Time Farm Shepherd: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your Old Time Farm Shepherd’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Old Time Farm Shepherd can use the warmth of its body to heat the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Old Time Farm Shepherd 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 sanctum. Your beloved Old Time Farm Shepherd would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build a House for Your Old Time Farm Shepherd: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a bit tilted toward the doorway and build the roof a bit angled, 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 ensure the house faces a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the dog house opening faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Old Time Farm Shepherd’s Dog House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Old Time Farm Shepherd a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Old Time Farm Shepherd’s house. You should empty out your Old Time Farm Shepherd’s house as frequently as you give your Old Time Farm Shepherd a bath.

Old Time Farm Shepherd Dog House: Conclusion

If your Old Time Farm Shepherd lives outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Old Time Farm Shepherd will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Old Time Farm Shepherds.

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