How to Build Your Australian Cattle Dog a House

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Animal Care, Australian Cattle Dog, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Australian Cattle Dog a House

Build a House for Your Australian Cattle DogOver 50 percent of the population allows their Australian Cattle Dogs to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Australian Cattle Dog, to follow are our easy rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to provide for your Australian Cattle Dog.

Building a House for Your Australian Cattle Dog: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Australian Cattle Dog’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having about two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Australian Cattle Dog will probably also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Australian Cattle Dogs is about 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Australian Cattle Dog will need get out a tape measure and measure your Australian Cattle Dog. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Australian Cattle Dog when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Australian Cattle Dog should be able to peer out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Australian Cattle Dog won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is high enough. Stand above the Australian Cattle Dog and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Australian Cattle Dog: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the house, and taking your Australian Cattle Dog’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Australian Cattle Dog can use the heat of its body to warm up the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will help your Australian Cattle Dog to escape the bad weather. Your Australian Cattle Dog can choose 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.

Building a House for Your Australian Cattle Dog: Weather Resistant

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

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Australian Cattle Dog’s House

5. It’s recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Australian Cattle Dog a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Australian Cattle Dog’s home. You should clean your Australian Cattle Dog’s house as often as you give your Australian Cattle Dog a bath.

Australian Cattle Dog Dog House: Conclusion

If your Australian Cattle Dog lives outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Australian Cattle Dog will help you get going.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Australian Cattle Dogs.

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