We all know that our furry friends need a lot of care and attention, especially play time. Our hectic lifestyle doesn’t allow us to dedicate enough quality time with our pooch. Then what you have to do is bring the playground to your dog rather then taking them to one if you can’t seem to find the time. Since you have a decent backyard, there is a vast array of playground ideas that you can implement. Here you will find the most popular ones that will make your dog go wild.
Add proper shade and shelter
First thing’s first, you have to have in mind that any yard without proper shading is not good neither for dogs nor humans. Since dogs can suffer from dehydration, heatstroke, and sunburn while they are playing and running around, you must build a decent protection. Doghouse is the first solution, but you can also place an overhead tarp. A great idea would be to plant some trees, which would provide a perfect shade, but as well it would look stunningly in your backyard. A lively dog could run around, play fetch or ball and after chill out in its favorite doghouse, and you won’t have to worry about his safety.
Let them explore their senses
Every dog certainly loves sniffing, investigating the unknown and learning new tricks. If your dog is curious, be creative and create obstacles where he can weave through. You can build eating pots out of clay and place them in various places around the yard. And each day place a different treat or food and let your dog do the scavenger hunt. A great way for him to find the bone and treat himself in the end. Since they like to sniff, you can also set up large stones or sculptural pieces of driftwood, your pup will do “the business” there and enliven his senses with his nose.
Focus on the safety
Let’s be clear, dogs tend to do unplanned and mischievous stuff. One of the most important things to do is to provide them a safety play environment. They will easily have fun and play neatly even if they are within some boundaries. A fun enclosure for your pouch would be to install safe temporary fencing which will divide your garden and protect your lush and precious greens. Having a separated fenced area for the dog to run and play is not only a safe idea but a fancy one. It doesn’t have to look secluded because you can paint the fence to look more rustic or plant vivid flowers around it.
Get cool features
Maybe you haven’t considered this, but you can make your backyard into a fantastic amusement park for your canine. All you have to do is get a few essential and start your DIY project. Get 18-inch PVC pipes and construct a standard jump for your cheerful friend. Next, you can get rather inexpensive fabric pins which you have to connect and you will have a great crawling tunnel. If that doesn’t lift your dog’s spirit, then get a plain sandbox. That’s right, every pooch likes to play in the sandbox. You can even make it yourself, just grab a few pieces of wood and nail them together. And of course, pour sand.
Make intriguing pathways
No matter if you have a large or a small garden area, you can easily make the most of for your dog. They would be satisfied with little things. Another way to turn your backyard into an entertaining playground is to add some paths. Dogs just adore to prowl and patrol and they will be wandering around the path, so make sure that you use materials that will stay cool and feel good to their feet. Smooth rocks, concrete, flagstone, pebbles, and even bricks are a positive option. What is more, since they will be exploring whatever they can, try not to spray the flowers and plants with toxins and pesticides. Get some advice from a vet about which organic materials, pesticides, and compost to use in your backyard.
Always bear in mind that your four-legged friend will be absolutely satisfied with anything as long as you dedicate him at least 5 minutes of your time. You can never really build an extravagant playground, but as long as you have a ball your dog will be happy.