Keeping Your Beloved Canines Safe with Dog Runs
- Posted By: Tim
- Date: 27 April 2016
When you first bring a dog home, there are so many things to buy and consider, from pet insurance to house training, to how the dog will cope while you are out at work. Like a baby, dogs require quite a lot of paraphernalia at first, including bowls, collars, chew toys and a place to sleep. Then there is the question of his exercise. While you might want to allow your dog the run of the garden, if you have young children who also use the garden and who want to play in peace sometimes, or if you are having some landscaping done in your yard, there may come a time when you want to consider dog runs.
Dog runs may look a little cruel at first to some people, who may view it as locking your pet up, but the simple fact of the matter is that these runs can be a handy tool when it comes to keeping your dog safe and secure while also giving him the freedom to get some exercise and to play. Of course, you don’t have to keep him in it all the time he is in the garden, but if you do need to keep him constrained, then dog runs provide a very convenient option.
There are a variety of ways you can make dog runs more appealing for your dog while he is inside. Firstly, if he is a bit unsure about his run to begin with, build up plenty of positive associations by giving him food and treats inside his run, so he views it as a place where good things happen. You can also put his cosy dog bed inside the run so he can sleep. Always make sure that your dog run allows your dog the opportunity to get into the shade or out of the elements. Attaching it to a kennel is ideal if your dog is going to be in his run for longer periods of time. You can also furnish the run with his favourite toys so he can occupy himself if he gets bored, and a nice big juicy bone never goes amiss. Before long your dog will be feeling right at home.
If you have any questions, please get in touch.