How to Build Your Thai Ridgeback a House

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

Build a House for Your Thai RidgebackOver 50 percent of people allows their Thai Ridgebacks to live indoors and sleep on their couch or in the bed. For those of y’all who are wanting to know how to build a dog house for your Thai Ridgeback, here are our easy rules to follow when figuring out what type of shelter you want to provide for your Thai Ridgeback.

How to Build a House for Your Thai Ridgeback: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is large enough to accommodate your Thai Ridgeback’s potential mature size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately two feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling boxed in. The Thai Ridgeback will also enjoy having that much room. The comfort zone for both humans and Thai Ridgebacks is about 33 percent of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Thai Ridgeback will need go get a tape measure and measure your Thai Ridgeback. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Thai Ridgeback when he is in the most stretched out, comfortable, and relaxed position he can get into. Your Thai Ridgeback should be able to see out the front entrance when both standing up and sitting. So the Thai Ridgeback will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or scrape his belly, make sure that entrance is high enough. Stand above the Thai Ridgeback and measure the width of the widest point of the Thai Ridgeback’s shoulders.

Building a House for Your Thai Ridgeback: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to elevate the house several inches from the ground to allow water and air to flow below. To discourage bugs from entering the house, and taking your Thai Ridgeback’s health into consideration, remember how vital air circulation is. Install a few nickel-sized openings in the walls underneath the eaves. Install a wind block inside the house so the Thai Ridgeback can use the warmth of its body to heat the area if it is very cold or windy outside. Think about adding a partial wall which will help your Thai Ridgeback to escape the nasty weather. Your Thai Ridgeback can decide to just snooze in the front room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved pet would probably appreciate having a cushion or some sort of bedding to snooze on.

Building a House for Your Thai Ridgeback: Weather Resistant

3. To prevent rain coming into the house make the floor just a little bit tilted toward the door and construct the roof a bit on an angle, as well. Make sure the house is well insulated but you shouldn’t paint the interior.

4. In America most storms come from the west and south so ensure the house faces a different direction. Most house blueprints suggest that the dog house opening faces east. The cold air will not be able to rush through the doorway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Thai Ridgeback’s Dog House

5. It is recommended that you place hinges on the roof when you build your Thai Ridgeback a dog house. This makes it easier for you to clean out your Thai Ridgeback’s home. You should clean your Thai Ridgeback’s house as frequently as you give your Thai Ridgeback a bath.

Thai Ridgeback Dog House: Conclusion

If your Thai Ridgeback lives outside then he deserves to have a pleasant place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for your Thai Ridgeback will help you start.

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

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