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