Helping your dog stay in your backyard

Your dog loves being able to spend time in your backyard as the outdoors seems to call to her. How can you help her stay on your property when spending time outside? 

Your dog doesn’t necessarily understand the difference between being in your yard or the neighbor’s yard unless you show her this. Teach her where she can safely spend her time and put some reminders in place so she will know where her territory ends. If she isn’t likely to follow your instructions or you are unable to supervise her, a barrier, like a fence, may be helpful in keeping her within this space. Your pet’s size and habits will likely help you determine what is needed to keep her safely contained and prevent her from sneaking out and exploring your neighborhood. For more information, please ask your local veterinarians New Orleans, LA. 


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