How to Build Your Boxer a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Animal Care, Boxer, Dogs, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Boxer a Dog House

Build a House for Your BoxerMore than fifty percent of owners permit their Boxers to stay indoors and sleep on the couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you guys who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Boxer, to follow are our easy rules to follow when determining the type of house you want to build for your Boxer.

How to Build a Dog House for Your Boxer: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to fit your Boxer’s potential mature size. People enjoy having around 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Boxer will also appreciate having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Boxers is about thrity-three percent of their standing height. To calculate how much room the Boxer will need get a measuring tape and measure your Boxer. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and especially measure the full dimension of the Boxer when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Boxer should be able to gaze out the front entrance when both sitting and standing. So the Boxer won’t have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand over the Boxer and measure the breadth of the widest point of the Boxer’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Boxer a Dog House: Elevation

2. Remember to elevate the dog house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow underneath. To discourage pests from entering the house, and taking your Boxer’s health into consideration, remember how vital ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized holes in the panels below the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Boxer can use the warmth of its body to heat the area if it is very cold or breezy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Boxer to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Boxer would probably love having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

How to Build Your Boxer a House: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain entering the dog house make the floor just a little bit slanted toward the opening and build the roof a little bit angled, as well. Ensure the dog 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 ensure the dog house is facing a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the house opening faces east. The cold air won’t be able to whip through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Boxer’s House

5. It is recommended that you put hinges on the roof when you build your Boxer a dog house. This makes it easier for you to clean your Boxer’s house. You should empty your Boxer’s house as much as you give your Boxer a bath.

Boxer Dog House: Conclusion

If your Boxer lives outside then he needs to have a suitable place to sleep and get out of harsh weather. Hopefully these simple tips on building a dog house for the Boxer will help you get going.

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

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