How To Make A Backyard Safe For Dogs


March 16, 2023

Michael Miller

Editor Anna Baughman's dog Terry enjoys their fenced-in backyard. Terry is a mischievous guy, so Baughman and her fiance always keep an eye on him to make sure he doesn't get into anything he shouldn't.

Dogs, particularly puppies, can be full of boundless energy. Channeling that energy into exercise with long walks or play sessions can help stem dogs' propensity to get into trouble around the house as they burn off extra adrenaline. Pets who don't have an energy outlet may chew off-limits objects or get into other mischief.

According to the American Kennel Club, the amount of exercise a dog needs depends on the animal's age and breed. For example, border collies or Siberian huskies may require much more exercise than English bulldogs, simply because the former are working breeds. Pet owner...

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