How to Build Your Parson Russell Terrier a Dog House

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in Animal Care, Dogs, Parson Russell Terrier, Pets | Comments Off on How to Build Your Parson Russell Terrier a Dog House

Build a House for Your Parson Russell TerrierGreater than fifty percent of the population permit their Parson Russell Terriers to live indoors and sleep on the couch or in their owner’s bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Parson Russell Terrier, here are some simple rules to follow when determining the type of house you want to provide for your Parson Russell Terrier.

Building a Dog House for Your Parson Russell Terrier: Size

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

Building a House for Your Parson Russell Terrier: Elevation

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

How to Build Your Parson Russell Terrier a House: Weather Resistant

3. To avoid rain entering the dog house make the floor just a bit tilted in the direction of the opening and construct the roof a bit tilted, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the inside.

4. In the US most storms come from the south and west so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most dog house plans recommend that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air will not be able to whip through the door then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Parson Russell Terrier’s House

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

Parson Russell Terrier Dog House: Conclusion

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

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

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