How to Build a Dog House for Your Welsh Sheepdog

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Welsh Sheepdog | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Welsh Sheepdog

Build a House for Your Welsh SheepdogGreater than fifty percent of the population allows their Welsh Sheepdogs to stay inside 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 Welsh Sheepdog, to follow are some easy rules to follow when determining the type of house you want to build for your Welsh Sheepdog.

Building Your Welsh Sheepdog a House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Welsh Sheepdog’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Welsh Sheepdog will probably also enjoy having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Welsh Sheepdogs is about 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Welsh Sheepdog will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Welsh Sheepdog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Welsh Sheepdog when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Welsh Sheepdog should be able to gaze out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Welsh Sheepdog will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Welsh Sheepdog and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Welsh Sheepdog’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Welsh Sheepdog: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Welsh Sheepdog’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Welsh Sheepdog can use the warmth of its own body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Welsh Sheepdog to escape the bad weather. Your Welsh Sheepdog can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Welsh Sheepdog would probably love having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Welsh Sheepdog: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the entrance and build the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so ensure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the house door faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the opening then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Welsh Sheepdog’s House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Welsh Sheepdog a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Welsh Sheepdog’s home. You should empty the Welsh Sheepdog’s house as often as you give your Welsh Sheepdog a bath.

Welsh Sheepdog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Welsh Sheepdog stays outside then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Welsh Sheepdog will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Welsh Sheepdogs.

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