How to Build Your Tosa a Dog House

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

Build a House for Your TosaOver 50% of people permit their Tosas to stay indoors and sleep on their couch or in the owner’s bed. For those of you who are interested in how to build a dog house for your Tosa, to follow are our easy rules to follow when determining what type of shelter you want to provide for your Tosa.

Building a House for Your Tosa: Size

1. You should begin your house building process by making sure the house is big enough to fit your Tosa’s potential adult size. As humans, we enjoy having approximately 2 feet of air overhead in a room in order to live without feeling claustrophobic. Your Tosa will probably also appreciate having that much space. The comfort zone for both people and Tosas is about 1/3 of their standing height. To calculate how much space the Tosa will need get a ruler and measure your Tosa. Measure him standing straight up, sitting on his haunches and above all measure the full dimension of the Tosa when he is in the most comfortable, relaxed and stretched out position he can get into. Your Tosa should be able to peer out the front door when both standing up and sitting. So the Tosa will not have to significantly lower his front shoulders or drag his tummy, make sure that door is tall enough. Stand above the Tosa and measure the width of the broadest point of the Tosa’s shoulders.

How to Build Your Tosa a Dog House: Elevation

2. Don’t forget to raise the house several inches from the ground to permit air and water to flow below. To discourage bugs from entering the dog house, and taking your Tosa’s health into consideration, remember how important ventilation is. Put in a few nickel-sized openings in the panels under the eaves. Install a wind block inside the dog house so the Tosa can use the warmth of its own body to warm the space if it is very cold or windy outside. Consider adding a partial wall which will allow your Tosa to escape the inclement weather. Your animal can decide to just sleep in the entry room or go around the inner archway maze wall into the inner sanctum. Your beloved Tosa would probably love having a pillow or some sort of bedding to sleep on.

How to Build Your Tosa a House: Weather Resistant

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

4. In America most storms come from the south and west so make sure the house faces a different direction. Most house plans suggest that the dog house entrance faces east. The cold air won’t be able to rush through the entryway then.

Add Hinges to the Roof of Your Tosa’s House

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

Tosa Dog House: Conclusion

If your Tosa stays outside then he deserves to have a comfortable place to snooze and get away from harsh weather. Hopefully these straightforward tips on building a dog house for the Tosa will help you start.

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

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