If you are a dog owner, you want your pet to be comfortable and content. Dogs require plenty of outdoors time, so they can soak up the sunshine and run around to expend pent up energy. Provide your pet with plenty of outdoor fun by considering backyard ideas your pet will love. From providing special fencing elements to adding shade, you can create a backyard space that you and your furry friends enjoy!
Installing a Deck
One of the best upgrades you can add to your home is a deck. A new deck can provide additional outdoor space, a place you can relax while your pet runs around the yard. Your dog can then curl up beside you to rest as well after playing. When considering this option, using a deck calculator is key. With this tool, you can calculate the number
of materials needed to ensure your deck will be the perfect size for your family, including kids and pets.
The project can take time to complete, so using the special calculator will ensure you have the right amount of materials to get the job done as quickly as possible. In no time, you will be resting on your new deck alongside your furry friend.
Upgrading Your Fence
A fenced-in property provides protection for your pet when they are outdoors. In busy neighborhoods, it helps your pet to stay safe and away from other pets that might be a problem. In rural areas, a fenced-in space provides protection from predators such as wolves or coyotes. Upgrading your fence can provide protection as well as fun for your pet.
With pressure-treated wood fencing, you have a durable material that will last for many years, helping your pet to stay safe. You can even add a Dog dome to the fencing so your pet can look out into the great beyond! What is a dog dome? Well, it is a small bubble shape that can be added to the fencing at the height of your dog. Your pet can then look through the bubble to see out into the world safely. For larger pets, the peak through area allows them to satisfy their curiosity without trying to jump the fence!
For your pet to be comfortable in the backyard, shade is a must. In the hot summers, finding shade can be difficult and your pet can become sick or just feel bad if they overheat. Find ways to add additional shading such as with overhangs or proper Patio ceiling additions to ensure that your pet is comfortable.
When you have a patio, adding a ceiling that is durable will ensure the space stays in good condition and will provide a cool space for your pet to relax when outdoors.
While playing outside, pets can easily become tired and thirsty. Adding a water feature is a fun way to provide a source for your pet to drink as well as cool off. This could be a low fountain they could jump in, sprinklers or other types of features.
Finding unique ways to add water to the outdoors can be fun for everyone in the family, especially if you have children. Your dog will love getting wet when they are hot and tired, as well as having an instant source of water for drinking!
Now is the perfect time to consider new projects when it comes to your dog and the backyard. Take a look outside today to see what changes you can make to create a backyard oasis that your four-legged friends are sure to enjoy!
Abi Pennavaria is a dog mom, avid vet volunteer, and co-author of Saved By The Bark blog. She enjoys sharing tips and tricks for dog owners of all breeds.