Building a House for Your Brazilian Terrier

Posted by on Mar 16, 2011 in Animal Care, Brazilian Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Brazilian Terrier

Build a House for Your Brazilian TerrierMore than 50 percent of owners permit their Brazilian Terriers to stay inside and sleep on the couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Brazilian Terrier, following are some simple rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to provide for your Brazilian Terrier.

Building Your Brazilian Terrier a Dog House: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Brazilian Terrier’s potential adult size. We enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Brazilian Terrier will probably also enjoy having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Brazilian Terriers is about 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Brazilian Terrier will need get out a ruler and measure your Brazilian Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Brazilian Terrier when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Brazilian Terrier should be able to see out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Brazilian Terrier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Brazilian Terrier and measure the width of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

Building Your Brazilian Terrier a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Brazilian Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Brazilian Terrier can use the warmth of its own body to warm the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Brazilian Terrier to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can decide 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 cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building Your Brazilian Terrier a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the doorway and build the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so ensure the dog house faces a different direction. Most dog house blueprints recommend that the dog house door faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the doorway then.

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

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

Brazilian Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Brazilian Terrier lives outdoors then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Brazilian Terrier will help you begin.

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

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