How to Build a Dog House for Your Wire Fox Terrier

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Wire Fox Terrier | Comments Off on How to Build a Dog House for Your Wire Fox Terrier

Build a House for Your Wire Fox TerrierMore than 50% of the population allows their Wire Fox Terriers to live inside and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you all who are wondering how to build a dog house for your Wire Fox Terrier, following are our simple rules to follow when determining what type of house you want to build for your Wire Fox Terrier.

Building Your Wire Fox Terrier a House: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Wire Fox Terrier’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. Your Wire Fox Terrier will probably also appreciate having that much room. The target zone for both people and Wire Fox Terriers is about 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Wire Fox Terrier will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Wire Fox Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Wire Fox Terrier when he is in the most relaxed, comfortable, and stretched out position he can get into. Your Wire Fox Terrier should be able to gaze out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Wire Fox Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Wire Fox Terrier and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Wire Fox Terrier a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Wire Fox Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how important fresh air is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Wire Fox Terrier can use the heat of its body to warm up the space if it is really cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your Wire Fox Terrier to escape the nasty weather. Your Wire Fox Terrier 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 love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build a House for Your Wire Fox Terrier: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the doorway and construct the roof a little bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you should not paint the inside.

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

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Wire Fox Terrier’s Dog House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Wire Fox Terrier a house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Wire Fox Terrier’s home. You should clean out the Wire Fox Terrier’s house as often as you give your Wire Fox Terrier a bath.

Wire Fox Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Wire Fox Terrier lives outdoors then he needs to have a pleasant place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Wire Fox Terrier will help you begin.

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

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