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Is putting my dog in a cage is good?

I have been noticing that my dog need a space to do exercise, jumping running etc. I take my dog with me while walking but most of the time I am at work and at that time my dog bore and want to go outside. I have a large garden in my home and I am now thinking to buy this dog run for my dog so that he can easily do whatever he wants to do and also I am not afraid of anything that he is fine or not. Doing this is a good way to keep my dog entertaining?
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I wouldn't keep him outside unattended without proper shelter and water...and a dog run by itself isn't proper shelter.

Why not crate him indoors?

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IMO dogs should never be left outside unattended......to much can happen when they are left to entertain themselves.

Tell us more about your dog ....the breed.....and age........then we can give you some ideas.
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I think I'd need a lot more information before I could even begin to know if this dog run was a viable option for you. It would for sure need a shelter in it.... but it would be important to know about where you live. Too many dogs get stolen out of yards, etc..... to ever want to leave one unattended. Where I live (Pennsylvania, USA) most people would use a dog sitter/walker to come in the middle of the day when the owner is gone all day at work (longer than they could be left alone - especially for a puppy). The other option would be a doggie day care.
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two of our four dogs [sharpei/rottie cross and a medium size Spanish crossbreed] are left in a very large pound. There are two kennels, shading and a raised platform for resting on when we go out. During good weather they are also there overnight. They have had this type of setup in several houses during the last 6 years. The problem with living in Spain is fiestas with fireworks etc and we try to find out when these are due and either stay in or keep them indoors. Two years ago the rottie dug under the run and escaped into the garden through a very shallow gap. We have now fitted a solar powered single line electric animal fence, there have been no digging since this. Our other two dogs [10 month Dobbie and a 12 year old Spanish Mastin cross are left to roam the garden. The dobbie was caged overnight indoors until the weekend when we let him lose indoors with the mastin, so far no problems. In the past I have used what is best for the particular dog but always crate train from the outset.
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No, this is not a good idea. I have a secured, fenced in yard and she has not ever shown any sign to suggest she would ever try to get OUT of the fenced area (doesn't dig under or try to jump over the fence), but I would NEVER EVER thought of leaving her outside if I am not home, even if all I'm doing is going to the gas station around the corner for several minutes.

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It sounds like you are asking for a way to allow your dog to get some vigorous exercise. A good harness with a front clip ring + a biothsne long line is a great way to take your dog out into some big natural areas. He can run and bounce around at the end of the longline while you walk him. My Doberman loves to go out on the longline! I walk 3 miles and he covers about 10 miles running back and forth in front of me at the end of the line!

The Easy Walk harness is a great one to use. You MUST attach the longline to the front of the harness, not the ring on the top of the dog’s back! That way, you don’t engage the oppositional reflex.

My whole back yard is fenced with an 8’ solid fence. There is wire mesh on the ground under the fence and extending 12” out into the yard to prevent digging. Boon goes out there and chases squirrels many times a day. Totally unsupervised but he’s in a totally secure locked enclosure. I’m ALWAYS HOME when he’s out in the fenced yard. I would never leave him out there when I’m not home. In addition, he demands to be let back in after a few minutes. No Doberman wants to be separated from his person for more than a few minutes.


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