Your pet loves the outdoors, and your patio should be a safe space for them to enjoy the outside while still enjoying the luxury of their beloved home. Your furry friend can enjoy the outdoors just as much as you do with this guide to creating the ultimate pet-friendly patio.
Moving from an apartment to a big family house is a great experience. You’ll finally be able to relax in your backyard, enjoying the sun and fresh air. There are so many possibilities for setting it up. You can plant some trees and get beautiful shade during summer days. On the other hand, you can go with your own organic garden, so you could provide your family with some healthy vegetables.
A dog on the loose can get in a lot of trouble and potentially get injured or cause a traffic accident. Dogs are naturally playful and will use any opportunity they get to run away from the backyard, unless you do something about it. With the right training, and a few other techniques, your dog will never leave the house without you again.
Why dogs run away
In order to know how to stop or, even better, prevent the dog from running away, you should know why they want to do it in the first place. Namely, dogs feel attached to the house they grew up in, so if you’ve moved recently, their instinct will drive them back to the previous home. Therefore, they will try to leave the unfamiliar place every time until they become comfortable and aware that they’re actually in a new home. Furthermore, if the previous home had a significantly larger backyard than the current one or if the new place does not have a backyard at all, the lack of freedom will make your dog want to run away towards a more opened space.