Building Your Boston Terrier a Dog House

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

Build a House for Your Boston TerrierGreater than 50% of people permit their Boston Terriers to stay inside and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Boston Terrier, following are some simple rules to follow when determining the type of shelter you want to build for your Boston Terrier.

How to Build a House for Your Boston Terrier: Size

1. You should start your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Boston Terrier’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having around two feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Boston Terrier will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and Boston Terriers is approximately 33 percent of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Boston Terrier will need get a measuring tape and measure your Boston Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Boston Terrier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Boston Terrier should be able to see out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Boston Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Boston Terrier and measure the breadth of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Boston Terrier a House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Boston Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Boston Terrier can use the warmth of its own body to warm up the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will allow your Boston Terrier to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can choose to just sleep in the front 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 pallet to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Boston Terrier: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the entrance and build the roof a little bit slanted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

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

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

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

Boston Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Boston Terrier stays outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Boston Terrier will help you get started.

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

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