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The Best Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Yard

As a dog owner, your pet’s safety is one of your highest priorities. There usually aren’t too many issues to deal with when you are there in the yard. But what happens when you are inside or are away from your home running errands or at work all day? Here are three effective ways to keep your dog safe in your yard while you are away.

The Best Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Yard

The Best Ways to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Yard

Set Boundaries to Keep Your Dog on Your Property

The first thing you need to do is make sure that your dog remains on your property at all times.

This will do more to keep her safe than any other action.

A concrete or brick wall is much better than a chain link fence, as it provides better security and more privacy.

A cedar fence from a company like City Wide Fence Co can do the job for a fraction of the cost.

Check your perimeter on a regular basis to see if your dog has dug any holes under the fence or wall.

Keep outdoor furniture and large objects away from the outer edge of your yard so that she cannot climb up and hop over the wall.

Also, make sure that your side gate is locked at all times to prevent anyone from letting her out—or locking her out.

Make Use of Leashes, Chains and Dog Runs

One frustrating safety issue for many dog owners—especially those with corner lot homes in residential neighborhoods near schools—is that some kids and even adults like to throw trash over people’s fences and into their yards as they are walking past houses on the sidewalk.

You can’t always be there to prevent this, so the next best thing is to keep your dog in a section of the yard away from the outside edge of your property.

Some owners will use chains, leashes and ropes tied to a post or large object to keep their dogs in one area of the yard when they aren’t home.

But that can cause choking issues and can be considered a bit cruel for the animal.

Dog runs or large pens along the wall opposite the street side might work out better.

Eliminate Hazards That Can Harm Your Dog

When it comes to keeping your dog safe, you might tend to think of keeping her safe from other people.

But your dog can also be harmed by hazards that already exist in your yard.

Boards with rusty nails, splinters and sharp edges can cut her and lead to infections.

Tall grass can often hide sharp objects and trip hazards that can cause puncture wounds and sprains.

An uncovered swimming pool can be deadly if she jumps in and cannot manage to climb out.

Even the hot summer sun and crisp winter air can be lethal with prolonged exposure, inadequate shelter and insufficient hydration.

You love your dog like a member of the family and want to keep her safe around the clock.

Protecting your dog from hazards around the yard and securing your outer perimeter can go a long way to ensure her safety, as can isolating her in a safer section of the yard while you are away from home.


Wednesday 31st of October 2018

Lots of dangers even in the yard, good to keep it clear of hazards

Terri Quick

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Thank you for these tips :)

Mia Rose

Friday 25th of May 2018

We are fortunate to have a fenced back yard and a dog that does not try to dig under or jump the fence. Thanks for the tips on keeping hazards away from our pets.

Linda Manns Linneman

Friday 25th of May 2018

We love our pets and want to keep them safe at all times. They could get hurt or hurt someone else if we are not careful. Thank you for this great article

Linda Manns Linneman

Tuesday 22nd of May 2018

These are some good tips for keeping our dogs safely in our own yards. We also don't want our dogs hurting someone else or damaging someones property. Thank you so much for sharing.

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