More than 50% of the population allows their Bichon Frises to live indoors 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 Bichon Frise, following are our simple rules to follow when considering the type of house you want to provide for your Bichon Frise.
Building a House for Your Bichon Frise: Size
1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Bichon Frise’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately two feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Bichon Frise will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Bichon Frises is around 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Bichon Frise will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Bichon Frise. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Bichon Frise when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Bichon Frise should be able to look out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Bichon Frise will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Bichon Frise and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.
How to Build a House for Your Bichon Frise: Elevation
2. Remember to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from entering the house, and taking your Bichon Frise’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Bichon Frise can use the warmth of its body to warm up the space if it is really cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Bichon Frise to escape the nasty 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 Bichon Frise would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.
Building a Dog House for Your Bichon Frise: Weather Resistant
3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit slanted toward the opening and build the roof a bit tilted, as well. Ensure the dog 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 house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints suggest that the house opening faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the entrance then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Bichon Frise’s Dog House
5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Bichon Frise a house. This makes it simpler for you to clean your Bichon Frise’s home. You should clean the Bichon Frise’s house as frequently as you give your Bichon Frise a bath.
Bichon Frise Dog House: Conclusion
If your Bichon Frise stays outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Bichon Frise will help you get started.
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