How to Build a House for Your Norwich Terrier

Posted by on Mar 4, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Norwich Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Norwich Terrier

Build a House for Your Norwich TerrierMore than 50 percent of owners permit their Norwich Terriers to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Norwich Terrier, following are some easy rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to build for your Norwich Terrier.

How to Build a House for Your Norwich Terrier: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Norwich Terrier’s potential adult size. We enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Norwich Terrier will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and Norwich Terriers is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Norwich Terrier will need get a ruler and measure your Norwich Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Norwich Terrier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Norwich Terrier should be able to peer out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Norwich Terrier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Norwich Terrier and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Norwich Terrier’s shoulders.

Building Your Norwich Terrier a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the house, and taking your Norwich Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Norwich Terrier can use the heat of its body to heat up the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your Norwich Terrier to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Norwich Terrier would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building Your Norwich Terrier a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the entrance and construct the roof a little bit on an angle, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Norwich Terrier’s Dog House

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

Norwich Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Norwich Terrier lives outside then he deserves to have a pleasant place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Norwich Terrier will help you start.

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

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