Exercise in a Play Yard

Exercise yards give dogs and puppies an opportunity to access a new and different environment containing a variety of physical stimuli. These could include different objects (e.g. agility equipment), surfaces (e.g. ramps and platforms) and outside area to exert energy and explore a new surrounding.

There are several other benefits to exercise yards. They allow dogs to have:

  • Access to a novel experience outside of their primary kennel, with or without human interaction
  • Much-needed aerobic exercise and therefore a more relaxed state while in their kennel. This is particularly beneficial for those that are challenged by confinement
  • The opportunity to express normal behaviours, such as running, digging, and playing
  • Outdoor environmental stimulation of all five of their senses, which is very enriching

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