How to Build a House for Your Border Terrier

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in Animal Care, Border Terrier, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Border Terrier

Build a House for Your Border TerrierMore than fifty percent of owners permit their Border Terriers to stay inside and sleep on their sofa or in the owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Border Terrier, following are some easy rules to follow when deciding what type of shelter you want to provide for your Border Terrier.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Border Terrier: Size

1. You should start your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to fit your Border Terrier’s potential mature size. Humans enjoy having around 2 feet of air above us in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Border Terrier will probably also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Border Terriers is approximately thrity-three percent of their standing height. To figure out how much space the Border Terrier will need go get a measuring tape and measure your Border Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and most importantly measure the full dimension of the Border Terrier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Border Terrier should be able to look out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Border Terrier won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand over the Border Terrier and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a House for Your Border Terrier: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the dog house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow underneath. To dissuade bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Border Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls below the eaves. Put a wind block inside the dog house so the Border Terrier can use the warmth of its body to warm the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your Border Terrier to escape the inclement weather. Your Border Terrier can choose to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Border Terrier would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of pallet to sleep on.

Building Your Border Terrier a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the house make the floor just a bit slanted in the direction of the door and construct the roof a bit slanted, as well. Ensure the dog house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most dog house blueprints suggest that the dog house opening faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the opening then.

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

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

Border Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

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

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

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