How to Build Your Bedlington Terrier a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Animal Care, Bedlington Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Bedlington Terrier a Dog House

Build a House for Your Bedlington TerrierGreater than 50% of the population allows their Bedlington Terriers to live indoors and sleep on their sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Bedlington Terrier, to follow are our simple rules to follow when figuring out what type of house you want to provide for your Bedlington Terrier.

How to Build a House for Your Bedlington Terrier: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Bedlington Terrier’s potential mature size. We enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Bedlington Terrier will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and Bedlington Terriers is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Bedlington Terrier will need get out a tape measure and measure your Bedlington Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Bedlington Terrier when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Bedlington Terrier should be able to see out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Bedlington Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Bedlington Terrier and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Bedlington Terrier: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Bedlington Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the walls under the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Bedlington Terrier can use the heat of its own body to warm up the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your Bedlington Terrier to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

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

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the doorway and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In the US most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most house plans 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 Bedlington Terrier’s Dog House

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

Bedlington Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Bedlington Terrier stays outside 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 your Bedlington Terrier will help you begin.

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

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