– This is a Guest post from Keith Bailey from www.bomisch.com
Dogs need plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. A big, fenced-in yard is the perfect place for them to run and play. Playing outside is good for pets’ health for a variety of reasons.
First, it provides them with much-needed exercise. A healthy dog needs at least one hour of exercise per day, and playing in the yard is a great way to get that. Second, spending time outside exposes pets to fresh air and sunlight ☀️, which are both important for their health.
Finally, playing in the yard is a great way to help pets burn off energy, which can help keep them calm and relaxed when they’re inside. But not all yards are created equal. If you want to make sure your dogs have the best possible yard, follow these tips!
1. Make sure the fence is secure. 🔒
The first and most important thing is to make sure your fence is secure. Dogs are escape artists, and if there’s even the smallest hole in the fence, they’ll find it and take off. Make sure your fence is at least six feet tall and made of a solid material like wood or metal.
2. Put up a doghouse. 🏠
A doghouse will give your dogs a place to go to get out of the sun or rain. It’s also a good place for them to sleep if they want to be away from the house. Doghouses should be big enough for your dogs to stand up and turn around in, but not so big that they’re uncomfortable. If you have a gazebo or other type of shelter in your yard it can serve as an extension of the doghouse. That can also be a good place for your dogs to relax!
3. Make sure they have enough shade ⛱️
Pergolas are a great way to add some style to your backyard while also giving your dogs shelter from the sun.
If you don’t have space to build something like this, you can always put up a couple of umbrellas or buy some shading cloth to drape over an area of the yard. Just make sure there’s enough shade for all of your dogs to comfortably lie in.
4. Get rid of anything poisonous. ☠️
Many common plants are poisonous to dogs when eaten, so it’s important to get rid of them from your yard. Some of the most common poisonous plants include lilies, azaleas, and rhododendrons. If you’re not sure whether a plant is poisonous or not, err on the side of caution and get rid of it. Dogs often ingest stuff by accident and get allergic reactions.
5. Keep the grass 🌿 short.
Long grass is not only difficult for your dogs to run through, but it’s also a breeding ground for fleas and ticks. Keep the grass in your yard short by mowing it regularly. If you have a lot of trees, you may want to invest in a weed whacker to get rid of the long grass around them.
6. Create a designated ➡️ bathroom area.
Dogs usually prefer to go to the bathroom in one specific spot, so it’s a good idea to create a designated “bathroom area” in your yard. This can be as simple as putting some mulch or gravel in an out-of-the-way corner. You can also buy commercial dog potty products that are easy to clean up.
7. Put up a fence 🛠️ around the bathroom area.
Even if you have a designated bathroom area, it’s a good idea to put up a fence around it to keep your dogs from going anywhere else in the yard. This will help prevent accidents and make cleanup much easier.
8. Invest in a good sprinkler ☔ system.
If you live in a hot climate, it’s important to invest in a good sprinkler system to keep your dogs cool during the summer months. A sprinkler system can also help keep the grass short and free of pests.
9. Provide plenty of toys. 🧸
Dogs love to play, so make sure your yard is stocked with their favorite toys. Balls, Frisbees 🥏, and chew toys are all great options. You can even get creative and make your own DIY dog toys out of things like old socks or plastic bottles.
10. Be patient! ⌛
Building the perfect yard for your dogs may take some time and effort, but it’s definitely worth it. Just be patient and keep trying until you get it right. And most importantly, have fun with your furry friends!
Watching your dog play in the yard is always a fun and relaxing experience. Not only does their playful nature put a smile on your face, but also the sound of their barks and yelps can help to chase away any stress or anxiety you may be feeling. In fact, spending time with your dog has been shown to have a number of health benefits.
Here’s a few photos of our furry friends enjoying their backyard with some Yardistry products.
Dogs provide us with companionship, support, and love ❤️, which is why they are often considered to be members of the family. Studies have shown that owning a dog can reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, and improve mental health. Dogs can also help us get more exercise, as we are often encouraged to take them on walks 🏃 or runs.
If you’re looking for some good reasons to spend more time with your furry friend, look no further! Join your dog in a game of fetch 🎾 in the yard or just relax on the bench together – either way, you’re sure to reap the benefits.