How to Build Your Lakeland Terrier a House

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Lakeland Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Lakeland Terrier a House

Build a House for Your Lakeland TerrierMore than 50 percent of the population allows their Lakeland Terriers to live indoors and sleep on their couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Lakeland Terrier, below are our easy rules to follow when determining what type of house you want to build for your Lakeland Terrier.

How to Build Your Lakeland Terrier a House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Lakeland Terrier’s potential mature size. People enjoy having approximately two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Lakeland Terrier will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both people and Lakeland Terriers is approximately 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Lakeland Terrier will need go get a tape measure and measure your Lakeland Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Lakeland Terrier when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Lakeland Terrier should be able to peer out the front door while both sitting and standing. So the Lakeland Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Lakeland Terrier and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Lakeland Terrier’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Lakeland Terrier: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the house, and taking your Lakeland Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Lakeland Terrier can use the heat of its body to heat the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Lakeland Terrier to escape the bad weather. Your Lakeland Terrier can choose to just snooze in the entry 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 snooze on.

Building a House for Your Lakeland Terrier: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the entryway and build the roof a bit tilted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Lakeland Terrier’s House

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

Lakeland Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Lakeland Terrier lives outside then he needs to have a comfortable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Lakeland Terrier will help you get going.

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

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