Easy Exercise for City Canines

Living in a city can have its challenges for dog owners. Parks are not always conveniently located and backyards are usually hard to come by, but there are still many options to help you and your dog get in some daily exercise.

Below are a few easy ways to stay healthy and active with your pet in a concrete world.

Walk, Bike and Park

Although real estate is pricy in an urban area, many cities have green space dedicated for dog and community parks. This is a great way for you and your dog to both get in some exercise just by walking, playing, running, or cycling. If your dog is able to run along with you, there are unique leash hooks that can connect to a bicycle to ensure the leash does not become tangled in the wheels.

While most every dog park has a “clean up after your own pet” rule, some require your dog to have up-to-date vaccinations and a basic training and understanding of how to behave around other dogs. It’s important to know the rules beforehand so your pooch doesn’t get kicked out by accident.

Doggie Day Care

Taking your dog to day care is very similar to a human day care – your dog learns valuable social skills and benefits from daily exercise and play. The fees for day cares will vary depending on the type and level of service you require. If you’re pressed for time in the morning, many day centers can arrange to pick up your pet in the morning and drop them off later in the day.

Additional services include grooming, administering medications, basic dog training, and various types of exercise suited for indoors when bad weather doesn’t permit outdoor activities. Just as you would a human day care, feel free to visit before you decide on a specific one; you will be deciding on your dog’s care and well-being.

Dog Walking Professionals

If you live in an urban area, chances are you’ve seen a dog walker or two already. Many pet owners opt for this route because they work during the day and don’t have anyone else that can take their pet for a walk during those hours. Dog walkers take groups of three or more at a time so it’s vital your dog has been trained in proper social behavior with other dogs and most professional walkers will require this before they agree to walk your pet.

Many walkers also offer additional services like play time, training or taking your dog to the park. As this person would be spending daily time with your pet, be sure to let your dog meet them first and ask any necessary questions. Be sure to ask any questions you have on credentials or special requirements such as administering medications.

Finding the Best Option for you and your Dog

To find the best solution for you and your pet, consider asking your veterinarian or research your area online for options. Many pet owners have online community based groups that can offer you tips and recommendations for what has worked with them.

11 thoughts on “How old should my puppy be before being introduced to my Pet Stop hidden fence?”

  1. I have a puppy and haven’t trained with the fence for several years. Training directions are well written. Where can I get the resistors?

  2. I didn’t know that there is a lot to consider when looking into these wireless fences. My dad wants our dogs to stay safe in inside our property. My uncle suggested having pet fence installation and shared this article with him.

  3. I like that you suggested setting up a pet fence with the right size so you can give your dog a visual queue that there are barriers between them and your garden. My mother is planning to use her garden to plant new trees, and she wants to make sure that her new plants are not going to be damaged by her dog. I will be sure to let her consider hiring a professional to install her pet fence.

  4. I’m thinking about getting a dog. I will need to get just the right fence for it. I agree that the containment area is the most important factor of choosing a fence. It’s important to consider the height of the fence too.

  5. I liked that you talked about socializing the puppy. I never thought about how important this could be, but my friend brought it up the other day as well when I told her we’d be getting a new puppy for the family. It sounds like it will help to make them easier around people and better behaved. We’ll be sure to do this as well as everything else you’ve mentioned with the new addition to our family.

  6. I do agree with you when you said that even if dogs have the ability to track where they came from and return home, there are many dangers waiting for them once they leave the property. My pet nearly got hit by a car, as you suggested, so I have to agree with this. Of course, I do not want him to be put in any more danger than he already is, so I will be sure to put a fence around the house to keep him in.

  7. I never thought that getting a wired or wireless fence boils down to whether it will be installed at a home or will it be disassembled then reassembled again while traveling. Speaking of traveling, my wife and I do not know what to do with our dog. She will be staying at my aunt’s house but I want to make sure that she doesn’t destroy her beautiful garden. Your article inspired me to buy fencing for my pet so that not only will it keep her yard clean and green but also keep the pet safe and sound as well.

  8. I find it interesting how you mentioned how using a motion activated sprinkler can keep your dog away from your garden, because most dogs don’t like water. My wife and I are building our new home, and we were looking to get a dog when we’re done to complete the home feeling. One thing we were concerned with was the dog getting into our garden, but knowing this information will help immensely!

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