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We highly recommend that you always keep your dog inside your home, unless you are present to watch over his time outside the house. Dogs are "pack creatures" and need to interact socially with you and the world around them. By simply walking your dog consistently (at a minimum of two times a day), you can certainly provide your pet with the exercise and psychological stimulation he or she requires.

If there are situations whenever you have to leave your dog outside the house, keep him inside a securely fenced backyard to keep your pet coming from straying. Within just the secure confines of your yard, he or she should have access to sufficient protection from rainfall, snowfall, severe wind gusts and other inclement weather. You might additionally consider supplying him with a covered dog "run" or perhaps pen with a doghouse inside. That is a excellent option if you're not capable to fence your own backyard, or when your pet dog is likely to break free from your own backyard by jumping your fencing.

We don't recommend that you chain or tie your dog in place to avoid him from wandering away. A chained or tied up pet dog is very likely to grow to be frustrated, which could possibly guide to harmful and/or ambitious actions. He can also become entangled in his chain, rope or leash and, as an outcome, severely injure himself.

However, if you feel you need to chain or tie up your dog, in that case use a "dog trolley." You can easily create one by simply sliding a ring on a large cable or rope and fasten the ends in between two posts or trees. Then, connect your dog's lead to the ring. Make sure the lead is small enough to prevent tangling, yet long enough to allow your dog to lay down. The trolley may either be over head or on the surface. Provide at the very least fifteen feet of clear area for your dog to move around in as well as be sure to get rid of any objects or debris that could cause your pet to become entangled or hurt. Do not secure the dog trolley around stairways, fences, decks or porches, and make sure it's a secure distance from all possible "escape routes." Whenever using a dog trolley, don't ever use a choke chain dog collar, but use a leather or nylon harness instead. Don't leave your dog chained outside for extended periods of time.