How to Build a House for Your Japanese Terrier

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Japanese Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Japanese Terrier

Build a House for Your Japanese TerrierMore than 50% of owners permit their Japanese Terriers to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in the bed. For those of you all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Japanese Terrier, below are some simple rules to follow when figuring out what type of house you want to build for your Japanese Terrier.

Building a Dog House for Your Japanese Terrier: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by ensuring the house is big enough to accommodate your Japanese Terrier’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. The Japanese Terrier will probably also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both humans and Japanese Terriers is about 33% of their standing height. To figure out how much room the Japanese Terrier will need get a measuring tape and measure your Japanese Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Japanese Terrier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Japanese Terrier should be able to peer out the front door when both sitting and standing. So the Japanese Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Japanese Terrier and measure the breadth of the broadest point of the animal’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Japanese Terrier: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade pests from invading the dog house, and taking your Japanese Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized holes in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Japanese Terrier can use the heat of its own body to warm the area if it is really cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Japanese Terrier to escape the bad weather. Your Japanese Terrier can decide to just snooze in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Japanese Terrier would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

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

3. To avoid rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit tilted in the direction of the door and build the roof a bit tilted, as well. Ensure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In the US most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house is facing a different direction. Most house blueprints suggest that the house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the entryway then.

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

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

Japanese Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Japanese Terrier stays outside then he needs to have a comfortable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for your Japanese Terrier will help you begin.

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

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