How to Build a Dog House for Your Scotch Collie

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Scotch Collie | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Scotch Collie

Build a House for Your Scotch CollieOver 50% of people allows their Scotch Collies to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Scotch Collie, following are our easy rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to provide for your Scotch Collie.

How to Build Your Scotch Collie a House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to accommodate your Scotch Collie’s potential adult size. People enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Scotch Collie will probably also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Scotch Collies is approximately a third of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Scotch Collie will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Scotch Collie. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Scotch Collie when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Scotch Collie should be able to see out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Scotch Collie won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Scotch Collie and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Scotch Collie’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Scotch Collie: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Scotch Collie’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Scotch Collie can use the warmth of its body to warm the area if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will help your Scotch Collie to escape the nasty 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 love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

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

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit angled toward the opening and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so make sure the dog house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints suggest that the house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Scotch Collie’s Dog House

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

Scotch Collie Dog House: Conclusion

If your Scotch Collie stays outdoors then he deserves to have a comfortable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Scotch Collie will help you get started.

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

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