Doggys are known to be sociable. They love interactions with humans and with other animals as well. If you leave your furry pets by himself, chances are they will look for ways to find out what’s on the other side of the fence. There are a lot of ways to upgrade your backyard to be more doggy-friendly. It’s easy to make your backyard safe and fun for your doggy. In general, doggys and humans both enjoy the outdoors and spending some time together.
Reasons why doggys would try to leave your yard:
They are bored. – Doggys tend to easily get bored. They are naturally curious, and unless your fur baby has some fun doggy toys or another doggy buddy to hang out with, they would definitely spend a lot of time trying to find a way to leave the yard.
They are afraid. – Know what scares your doggy, you can take steps to eliminate those things. Crash of thunder, flash of lightning and unfamiliar people visiting the house are some reasons that doggys look for comfort somewhere outside the fence that surrounds your backyard.
Undercover Lover – If you have a doggy that hasn’t been neutered, then finding a mate would be his main plan to escape and go over the fence. Same goes for a female doggy that hasn’t been spayed, she might be getting more male suitors.
Here are some great ideas to help you plan a perfect doggy-friendly backyard:
Make sure to keep the yard fenced. Never allow your doggy to play loose in an unfenced yard since this might cause a lot of problems for your family and your neighbors. Your doggy might be tempted to leave the yard to run after a stray cat or bolt if he’s frightened by a loud noise like thunder, fireworks or a car backfiring.
Add areas for peeking. Add some knot holes or spaces between the slats. If the doggy can’t see anything beyond your fence, they tend to cause stalking, digging and other behavioral issues which will cause a lot of problems for you.
Never neglect your fence. Try to do some regular fence checks for areas large enough for your dog to squeeze through, and make sure you are able to close those gaps. Make sure your fence is high enough. Sometimes you need to think like a dog, to be able to know what they will do next to your fence.
Create a designated digging area. There are some doggys who love to dig, a flower bed or newly planted garden can be a very irresistible temptation for them, especially if you fertilize with something that smells tasty. You can also create a digging corner filled with fresh sand.
Add some shade. Make sure the yard should have a cool, shady spot where your dog can take a break. Always place a water dish in that area for the doggy to get hydrated.
Always get protected from fleas and tick. No backyard is immune to pests. Keep up to date with your dog’s heartworm medication as well, especially if your area is known for mosquitoes.
Add plants and trees. Do some research on the best plants and trees that you can add to your yard. Make sure to Include only those that are nontoxic and safe for the doggys.
Nothing compares to enjoying some fresh air with your doggy in the yard. Your doggy spends most of his time indoor but your yard still belongs to him. A doggy-friendly yard should be a place where he can eat, play, bask in the sunshine and even play in the rain. Having a doggy-friendly yard helps your doggy with exercise and mental stimulation, playing together is a way to strengthen your relationship with your fur baby.