Building a Dog House for Your Black And Tan Terrier

Posted by on Mar 20, 2011 in Animal Care, Black And Tan Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building a Dog House for Your Black And Tan Terrier

Build a House for Your Black And Tan TerrierOver 50% of the population permit their Black And Tan Terriers to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of you all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Black And Tan Terrier, to follow are our easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to build for your Black And Tan Terrier.

How to Build Your Black And Tan Terrier a House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Black And Tan Terrier’s potential adult size. We enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Black And Tan Terrier will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Black And Tan Terriers is about 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Black And Tan Terrier will need get out a ruler and measure your Black And Tan Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Black And Tan Terrier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Black And Tan Terrier should be able to see out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Black And Tan Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Black And Tan Terrier and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Black And Tan Terrier: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To discourage pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Black And Tan Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Black And Tan Terrier can use the heat of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Black And Tan Terrier to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Black And Tan Terrier: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the entrance and build the roof a little 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 faces a different direction. Most house blueprints suggest that the dog house entryway faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Black And Tan Terrier’s House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Black And Tan Terrier a dog house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Black And Tan Terrier’s house. You should empty the Black And Tan Terrier’s house as often as you give your Black And Tan Terrier a bath.

Black And Tan Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Black And Tan 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 the Black And Tan Terrier will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Black And Tan Terriers.

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