How to Build a House for Your Airedale Terrier

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Airedale Terrier, Animal Care, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Airedale Terrier

Build a House for Your Airedale TerrierOver 50% of owners allows their Airedale Terriers to live indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Airedale Terrier, following are our easy rules to follow when figuring out the type of shelter you want to build for your Airedale Terrier.

Building Your Airedale Terrier a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Airedale Terrier’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Airedale Terrier will also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both people and Airedale Terriers is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Airedale Terrier will need get a measuring tape and measure your Airedale Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Airedale Terrier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Airedale Terrier should be able to see out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Airedale Terrier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Airedale Terrier and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Airedale Terrier: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Airedale Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Airedale Terrier can use the warmth of its body to heat up the area if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your Airedale Terrier to escape the inclement weather. Your Airedale Terrier can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build Your Airedale Terrier a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

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

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

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

Airedale Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Airedale Terrier stays outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Airedale Terrier will help you start.

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

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