How to Build a Dog House for Your American Staffordshire Terrier

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in American Staffordshire Terrier, Animal Care, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your American Staffordshire Terrier

Build a House for Your American Staffordshire TerrierMore than fifty percent of the population allows their American Staffordshire Terriers to stay inside and sleep on the couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your American Staffordshire Terrier, to follow are some simple rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to build for your American Staffordshire Terrier.

Building a Dog House for Your American Staffordshire Terrier: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your American Staffordshire Terrier’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your American Staffordshire Terrier will probably also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and American Staffordshire Terriers is about 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the American Staffordshire Terrier will need get a tape measure and measure your American Staffordshire Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the American Staffordshire Terrier when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your American Staffordshire Terrier should be able to see out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the American Staffordshire Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the American Staffordshire Terrier and measure the width of the widest point of the American Staffordshire Terrier’s shoulders.

How to Build Your American Staffordshire Terrier a House: Elevation

2. Remember to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your American Staffordshire Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital fresh air is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the American Staffordshire Terrier can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is extremely cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your American Staffordshire Terrier to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved American Staffordshire Terrier would probably love having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

How to Build Your American Staffordshire Terrier a House: Weather Resistant

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

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the house doorway faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your American Staffordshire Terrier’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you place hinges on the roof when you build your American Staffordshire Terrier a house. This makes it easier for you to empty out your American Staffordshire Terrier’s home. You should clean out your American Staffordshire Terrier’s house as much as you give your American Staffordshire Terrier a bath.

American Staffordshire Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your American Staffordshire Terrier lives outside then he needs to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for your American Staffordshire Terrier will help you start.

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