How to Build Your Scottish Terrier a House

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Scottish Terrier | Comments Off on How to Build Your Scottish Terrier a House

Build a House for Your Scottish TerrierGreater than fifty percent of the population permit their Scottish Terriers to live inside and sleep on the couch or in the bed. For those of y’all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Scottish Terrier, following are some easy rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to provide for your Scottish Terrier.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Scottish Terrier: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Scottish Terrier’s potential mature size. We enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Scottish Terrier will also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Scottish Terriers is around 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Scottish Terrier will need get out a tape measure and measure your Scottish Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Scottish Terrier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Scottish Terrier should be able to see out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Scottish Terrier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Scottish Terrier and measure the width of the broadest point of the Scottish Terrier’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Scottish Terrier a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow below. To discourage pests from entering the house, and taking your Scottish Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the house so the Scottish Terrier can use the heat of its own body to warm the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will permit your Scottish Terrier to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

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

3. To avoid rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the doorway and construct the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In the US most storms come from the west and south so make sure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans suggest that the dog house opening faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the doorway then.

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

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

Scottish Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Scottish 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 Scottish Terrier will help you begin.

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

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