How to Build a House for Your East Siberian Laika

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, East Siberian Laika, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your East Siberian Laika

Build a House for Your East Siberian LaikaMore than 50% of the population allows their East Siberian Laikas to live indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your East Siberian Laika, below are some simple rules to follow when determining the type of house you want to provide for your East Siberian Laika.

How to Build a House for Your East Siberian Laika: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your East Siberian Laika’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The East Siberian Laika will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and East Siberian Laikas is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the East Siberian Laika will need get a ruler and measure your East Siberian Laika. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the East Siberian Laika when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your East Siberian Laika should be able to look out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the East Siberian Laika won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the East Siberian Laika and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your East Siberian Laika: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the house, and taking your East Siberian Laika’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the East Siberian Laika can use the warmth of its body to warm the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your East Siberian Laika to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved East Siberian Laika would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building Your East Siberian Laika a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the entryway and build the roof a bit slanted, as well. Ensure the dog 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 ensure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the house doorway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your East Siberian Laika’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your East Siberian Laika a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your East Siberian Laika’s house. You should empty the East Siberian Laika’s house as frequently as you give your East Siberian Laika a bath.

East Siberian Laika Dog House: Conclusion

If your East Siberian Laika lives outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your East Siberian Laika will help you get going.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about East Siberian Laikas.

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