Every dog owner in the city and beyond wonders how best to care for their pet. We buy the best foods and treats, and take care of our diet, play and activities, but what about socialization and the right amount of workouts?
1. First of all socialization
Yes, that’s right, dog runs can be a great place to socialise your pet. This is where both you and your dog can make interesting friends. By being in the company of other dog owners you can exchange experiences and canine news.
This is where your dog can take advantage of specially designed buildings to develop his physical activity. Remember that many dogs need exercise such as jumping, rolling and crawling in addition to walking as physical activity.
Unfortunately, owners living in the city, without access to gardens or dog parks, have few opportunities to let their dogs run free. This also applies to owners of dogs that cannot be called on command. In a dog run, dogs are usually allowed to run, walk and roll freely without a lead under the control of their owners.
Most dog runs have good security features, i.e. locks to open and close the gate or fur, high fences or fences that the smallest of animals cannot squeeze through.
Unfortunately, among the many advantages of dog runs, there are also disadvantages. Although it is one of the best places to play with dogs, we must remember that socialisation in such places involves the risk of disease. Dogs can contract viruses from each other, so you should always observe the mandatory vaccinations and additional vaccinations if you take your pet to the paddock.
In conclusion, dog runs are a great alternative in the city for physical activity and exercise for your pet. However, when choosing an enclosure we must remember to:
- the safety of the run and whether it is properly fenced
- the run may not be to your pet’s liking the first time or at all, in such cases you can try to use the run, at less frequented times
- vaccinations, additional vaccinations are required for contact with other animals