How to Build a House for Your Smooth Fox Terrier

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Pets, Smooth Fox Terrier | Comments Off on How to Build a House for Your Smooth Fox Terrier

Build a House for Your Smooth Fox TerrierMore than fifty percent of owners permit their Smooth Fox Terriers to stay indoors and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of you who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Smooth Fox Terrier, following are our easy rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to build for your Smooth Fox Terrier.

How to Build Your Smooth Fox Terrier a House: Size

1. You should begin your dog house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Smooth Fox Terrier’s potential adult size. People enjoy having around two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Smooth Fox Terrier will probably also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Smooth Fox Terriers is about 33% of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Smooth Fox Terrier will need get out a measuring tape and measure your Smooth Fox Terrier. Measure him standing straight up, resting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Smooth Fox Terrier when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Smooth Fox Terrier should be able to look out the front door while both standing up and sitting. So the Smooth Fox Terrier will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Smooth Fox Terrier and measure the width of the widest point of the animal’s shoulders.

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

2. Remember to elevate the house several inches from the ground to permit water and air to flow below. To discourage pests from invading the house, and taking your Smooth Fox Terrier’s health into consideration, remember how important air circulation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the walls under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Smooth Fox Terrier can use the warmth of its body to heat the space if it is very cold or breezy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will allow your Smooth Fox Terrier to escape the nasty weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Smooth Fox Terrier would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building a House for Your Smooth Fox Terrier: Weather Resistant

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

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

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

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

Smooth Fox Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

If your Smooth Fox Terrier stays outdoors then he deserves to have a suitable place to snooze and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these easy tips on building a dog house for the Smooth Fox Terrier will help you start.

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