How to Build a Dog House for Your Fila Brasileiro

Posted by on Mar 20, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Fila Brasileiro, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Fila Brasileiro

Build a House for Your Fila BrasileiroOver fifty percent of the population allows their Fila Brasileiros to stay inside and sleep on the couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Fila Brasileiro, here are some simple rules to follow when considering what type of shelter you want to build for your Fila Brasileiro.

Building Your Fila Brasileiro a House: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Fila Brasileiro’s potential adult size. People enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Fila Brasileiro will also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and Fila Brasileiros is around 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Fila Brasileiro will need get a measuring tape and measure your Fila Brasileiro. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Fila Brasileiro when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Fila Brasileiro should be able to see out the front entrance while both sitting and standing. So the Fila Brasileiro won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Fila Brasileiro and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the Fila Brasileiro’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Fila Brasileiro a House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from entering the dog house, and taking your Fila Brasileiro’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Fila Brasileiro can use the heat of its body to warm up the space if it is extremely cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will permit your Fila Brasileiro to escape the unpleasant weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Fila Brasileiro would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build a House for Your Fila Brasileiro: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit slanted in the direction of the doorway and construct the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the interior.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Fila Brasileiro’s House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Fila Brasileiro a house. This makes it easier for you to empty your Fila Brasileiro’s house. You should empty the Fila Brasileiro’s house as often as you give your Fila Brasileiro a bath.

Fila Brasileiro Dog House: Conclusion

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

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Fila Brasileiros.

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