How to Build a House for Your Australian Silky Terrier

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in Animal Care, Australian Silky Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Australian Silky Terrier

Build a House for Your Australian Silky TerrierMore than 50 percent of the population allows their Australian Silky Terriers to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Australian Silky Terrier, below are our easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to build for your Australian Silky Terrier.

Building Your Australian Silky Terrier a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Australian Silky Terrier’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Australian Silky Terrier will probably also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Australian Silky Terriers is about 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Australian Silky Terrier will need get a ruler and measure your Australian Silky Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Australian Silky Terrier when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Australian Silky Terrier should be able to look out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Australian Silky Terrier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Australian Silky Terrier and measure the width of the broadest point of the Australian Silky Terrier’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Australian Silky Terrier: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from invading the house, and taking your Australian Silky Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Australian Silky Terrier can use the heat of its own body to warm the area if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Australian Silky Terrier to escape the inclement weather. Your animal 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 pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Australian Silky Terrier: Weather Resistant

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

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so make sure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the dog house doorway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Australian Silky Terrier’s House

5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Australian Silky Terrier a dog house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Australian Silky Terrier’s house. You should clean out the Australian Silky Terrier’s house as much as you give your Australian Silky Terrier a bath.

Australian Silky Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Australian Silky Terrier stays outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Australian Silky Terrier will help you start.

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

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