Building a House for Your Jack Russell Terrier

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Jack Russell Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Jack Russell Terrier

Build a House for Your Jack Russell TerrierGreater than 50% of people allows their Jack Russell Terriers to live inside and sleep on the sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Jack Russell Terrier, below are our easy rules to follow when considering the type of house you want to provide for your Jack Russell Terrier.

Building Your Jack Russell Terrier a House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Jack Russell Terrier’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having about 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. Your Jack Russell Terrier will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both humans and Jack Russell Terriers is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Jack Russell Terrier will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Jack Russell Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Jack Russell Terrier when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Jack Russell Terrier should be able to peer out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Jack Russell Terrier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Jack Russell Terrier and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Jack Russell Terrier’s shoulders.

Building a Dog House for Your Jack Russell Terrier: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To dissuade bugs from entering the house, and taking your Jack Russell Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Jack Russell Terrier can use the heat of its own body to warm the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will allow your Jack Russell Terrier to escape the inclement weather. Your Jack Russell Terrier can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

Building Your Jack Russell Terrier a House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a little bit angled toward the doorway and build the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most house plans recommend that the house doorway faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Jack Russell Terrier’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Jack Russell Terrier a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Jack Russell Terrier’s house. You should empty out your Jack Russell Terrier’s house as often as you give your Jack Russell Terrier a bath.

Jack Russell Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

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

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

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