entire family being at home 24/7, it may leave your pets missing their furry friends
at the dog park. Although you may not be able to go to the park right now, that
doesn’t mean your best friend has to miss out on the fun. In this installment
of our DIY at home series, read on to learn how to make your own DIY dog park
at home and help keep your best friend active in the comfort of their own home.
How to make your own DIY dog park
Just imagine all the fun and adventure of the dog park in your own backyard. Also, building your own dog park may give you the opportunity to personalize with your best friend in mind. There is a wide variety of items to consider like plenty of space to play, roam, relax, and interact.
In fact, not
all the pups at the dog park want to interact and chase balls.
kind of Dog Park pet do you have? Keep these items in mind when designing your
Consider the following:
A pet-friendly area just for using the bathroom. Don’t forget the hydrant and doggy bags.
The lounging pup: a space to rest like a doghouse or covered patio
A digger: A pet-friendly area meant for digging, like a sandbox
what type of style you decide to make, it may be important to start with the foundation.
Also, consider putting in one item at a time. After all, you don’t want to run
out of space for your best friend. According to Bring Fido, a pet-friendly
dog park at home may include:
1.Plan right from the start. Pick where you want everything to go.
2.Prepare your space, including any lawn maintenance or preparing your backyard for pets
3.Reuse and re-purpose. Consider any items that can be re-used for your dog’s space, like pallets, buckets, and tires.
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The benefit of play for your pets
There are many benefits to incorporating play and exercise into your pet’s day. In fact, it can help with mental, physical, and emotional stimulation.
Also, it may help give them more daily exercise and gives them a chance to explore new activities in a safe environment.
Most importantly, it gives you the chance to bond and connect with your pet at home. You both get to play and have fun together, and that strengthens the human-pet bond.
Tips for the ultimate dog park
Your pets are special members of the family, so you want to create a welcoming space for them. By taking the time to create your own park, it may give you the chance to work at your own pace.
Also, if you have a multi-pet household, you can really take your time to pick out the most important pieces to include that mean the most for the entire family.
Not all dog parks at home will look the same, and that’s what so unique about this project. Further, the entire family can join in on the fun and enjoy a bonding activity with your pets.
A DIY dog park at home may help your dog get their daily exercise
so many great features of an at-home dog park. You get the chance to play and interact
with your pets, make lasting memories, and celebrate your friendship together.
Whether you opt for a small space or a big family pet-friendly getaway, chances
are your dog will absolutely love it!
What are your favorite DIY dog parks at home designs for your pets?
is a digital content writer and editor for Trupanion. She spends her workday writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, being inspired by pets, and luckily gets to hang out with her rescue dogs all day long. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been featured on the DOGTV blog, KitNipBox blog, Get Your Pet blog, Fansided, among many others.