Building a House for Your Japanese Chin

Posted by on Mar 1, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Japanese Chin, Pets | Comments Off on Building a House for Your Japanese Chin

Build a House for Your Japanese ChinGreater than 50 percent of the population allows their Japanese Chins to stay indoors and sleep on their sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Japanese Chin, following are some easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to provide for your Japanese Chin.

Building a Dog House for Your Japanese Chin: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by ensuring the house is large enough to accommodate your Japanese Chin’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Japanese Chin will also appreciate having that much space. The target zone for both humans and Japanese Chins is approximately 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Japanese Chin will need get out a ruler and measure your Japanese Chin. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Japanese Chin when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Japanese Chin should be able to peer out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Japanese Chin won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his tummy, make sure that door is high enough. Stand over the Japanese Chin and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Japanese Chin a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Japanese Chin’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Japanese Chin can use the heat of its own body to heat up the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will permit your Japanese Chin to escape the bad weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Japanese Chin would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build a House for Your Japanese Chin: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit angled in the direction of the door and build the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the dog house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

4. In the United States most storms come from the west and south so make sure the dog house faces a different direction. Most dog 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 Japanese Chin’s Dog House

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

Japanese Chin Dog House: Conclusion

If your Japanese Chin lives outdoors then he needs to have a comfortable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Japanese Chin will help you start.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Japanese Chins.

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