More than 50 percent of the population permit their Briquet Griffon Vendeens to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Briquet Griffon Vendeen, to follow are our easy rules to follow when determining what type of house you want to provide for your Briquet Griffon Vendeen.
Building a Dog House for Your Briquet Griffon Vendeen: Size
1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Briquet Griffon Vendeen’s potential adult size. We enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Briquet Griffon Vendeen will probably also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Briquet Griffon Vendeens is about 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Briquet Griffon Vendeen will need get a ruler and measure your Briquet Griffon Vendeen. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Briquet Griffon Vendeen when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Briquet Griffon Vendeen should be able to peer out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Briquet Griffon Vendeen will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Briquet Griffon Vendeen and measure the width of the broadest point of the Briquet Griffon Vendeen’s shoulders.
Building Your Briquet Griffon Vendeen a House: Elevation
2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Briquet Griffon Vendeen’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Briquet Griffon Vendeen can use the warmth of its own body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Briquet Griffon Vendeen to escape the bad weather. Your Briquet Griffon Vendeen can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to sleep on.
How to Build a Dog House for Your Briquet Griffon Vendeen: Weather Resistant
3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the door and build the roof a bit on an angle, 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 make sure the house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints recommend that the dog house opening faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the entrance then.
Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Briquet Griffon Vendeen’s Dog House
5. It’s recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Briquet Griffon Vendeen a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Briquet Griffon Vendeen’s house. You should empty your Briquet Griffon Vendeen’s house as often as you give your Briquet Griffon Vendeen a bath.
Briquet Griffon Vendeen Dog House: Conclusion
If your Briquet Griffon Vendeen stays outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your Briquet Griffon Vendeen will help you start.
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