How to Build Your Basenji a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Animal Care, Basenji, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Basenji a Dog House

Build a House for Your BasenjiGreater than fifty percent of the population allows their Basenjis to stay indoors and sleep on the sofa or in their owner’s bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Basenji, to follow are our easy rules to follow when deciding what type of house you want to build for your Basenji.

Building a Dog House for Your Basenji: Size

1. You should start your dog house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Basenji’s potential adult size. Humans enjoy having about 2 feet of air overhead in a room to live without feeling boxed in. The Basenji will also enjoy having that much room. The target zone for both people and Basenjis is around thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Basenji will need go get a tape measure and measure your Basenji. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Basenji when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Basenji should be able to peer out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Basenji will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his stomach, make sure that entrance is tall enough. Stand above the Basenji and measure the width of the broadest point of the Basenji’s shoulders.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Basenji: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To dissuade bugs from invading the dog house, and taking your Basenji’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 house so the Basenji can use the heat of its body to heat the area if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial panel which will help your Basenji to escape the bad weather. Your Basenji can decide to just sleep in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner room. Your beloved Basenji would probably appreciate having a pillow or some sort of pallet to snooze on.

How to Build Your Basenji a Dog House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain coming into the dog house make the floor just a bit slanted in the direction of the door and build the roof a bit slanted, as well. Make sure the 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 plans recommend that the house opening faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Basenji’s Dog House

5. It’s suggested that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Basenji a dog house. This makes it simpler for you to empty your Basenji’s home. You should empty your Basenji’s house as much as you give your Basenji a bath.

Basenji Dog House: Conclusion

If your Basenji stays outdoors then he deserves to have a comfortable place to sleep and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Basenji will help you begin.

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

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