Building Your Rough Collie a House

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Rough Collie | Comments Off on Building Your Rough Collie a House

Build a House for Your Rough CollieGreater than 50 percent of the population permit their Rough Collies to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Rough Collie, below are some simple rules to follow when considering the type of house you want to provide for your Rough Collie.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Rough Collie: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Rough Collie’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having approximately two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Rough Collie will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and Rough Collies is around 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Rough Collie will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Rough Collie. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Rough Collie when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Rough Collie should be able to see out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Rough Collie won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Rough Collie and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Rough Collie a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the house, and taking your Rough Collie’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Rough Collie can use the warmth of its own body to heat the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Rough Collie to escape the inclement weather. Your Rough Collie can choose to just sleep 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.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Rough Collie: Weather Resistant

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

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Rough Collie’s House

5. It is suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Rough Collie a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Rough Collie’s home. You should clean out your Rough Collie’s house as often as you give your Rough Collie a bath.

Rough Collie Dog House: Conclusion

If your Rough Collie lives outdoors then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Rough Collie will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Rough Collies.

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