Where to Put Dog Panels
- Posted By: Tim
- Date: 19 August 2015
Dog runs are a great way of allowing your dog to get out and run around without the danger of them getting out of your garden and getting hurt or lost. This makes them ideal for busy pet owners who may not be able to keep a constant eye on their dog, but who appreciate their dog’s need to get outside. Using dog panels, pet owners can create their own dog runs depending on the size of their garden and their dog’s needs. When choosing where to place the dog panels, there are a few things to consider. Read on to find out more.
When choosing where to place your dog panels, the first thing you need to consider is the size of the run you will create. Generally speaking, you should use dog panels to make the run as large as possible, but if you must stick to a minimum then 3 foot by 10 foot would be adequate for smaller breeds, but should be increased for larger breeds.
When choosing where to place your dog panels, you also need to ensure that there is enough shade in the dog run. If your dog gets hot and cannot find shade then it will become stressed and may become ill. Most dogs do enjoy basking in the sunshine, however, so providing some area with plenty of sunlight would be beneficial also.
Another point to consider when choosing where to place your dog panels is the flooring in the run. Some owners may choose to place the run on existing grass, but concerns about digging or ruined grass from urine may convince you to choose an alternative flooring. Concrete is often a favourite too, as it provides no opportunity for digging, but could be uncomfortable and may not allow for urine to be soaked up. Pea gravel is another favourite, as it prevents your dog from digging in the dirt but is more comfortable than concrete.
Finally, when choosing where to place your dog panels you also need to consider noise from both the outside world and your pet. Placing a dog run in earshot of a busy road, for example, can be very stressful for the dog – especially if they are in there alone for long periods of time. Equally, placing the dog run in the earshot of the general public could be problematic too as noisy dogs could cause disturbance in your neighbourhood. The best place for a run is a secluded area as far away from roads and neighbours as possible.
If you would like more information, or would like to order your dog panels, then talk to someone at Dog Run Panels today.