Building Your Berger Picard a House

Posted by on Mar 22, 2011 in Animal Care, Berger Picard, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on Building Your Berger Picard a House

Build a House for Your Berger PicardGreater than 50% of the population permit their Berger Picards to stay indoors and sleep on their couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Berger Picard, to follow are some easy rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to build for your Berger Picard.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Berger Picard: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Berger Picard’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having about 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Berger Picard will probably also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Berger Picards is around 1/3 of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Berger Picard will need get out a ruler and measure your Berger Picard. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Berger Picard when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Berger Picard should be able to gaze out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Berger Picard won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand over the Berger Picard and measure the width of the widest point of the Berger Picard’s shoulders.

Building Your Berger Picard a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Berger Picard’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Berger Picard can use the heat of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial panel which will permit your Berger Picard to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal 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 love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building Your Berger Picard a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a bit angled in the direction of the doorway and construct the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Berger Picard’s Dog House

5. It is suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Berger Picard a house. This makes it simpler for you to empty out your Berger Picard’s house. You should empty the Berger Picard’s house as much as you give your Berger Picard a bath.

Berger Picard Dog House: Conclusion

If your Berger Picard stays outside then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Berger Picard will help you begin.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Berger Picards.

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