Dog runs are great! They allow your Cocker Spaniel to burn off any excess energy safely and, if you're pressed for time, without your supervision - so why not build him one now?
Building a run for your dog is much easier than you may think, so if you'd like to try your hand at building one, here's how - it's quite easy, just follow the instructions below:
Your fence posts should now be firmly planted in the ground. For the paneling, you can use metal wire fencing or even chicken wire, although metal wire is much stronger and will last longer. Make sure the fencing will be high enough to stop your Spaniel from jumping over it!
Don't forget when your dog runs, he'll be able to get up a bit of speed and perhaps jump slightly higher than he could normally.
We recommend, when adding the hinges, that you leave a small gap at the bottom of the gate to allow for ease of opening and closing.
If your Cocker is prone to digging, our advice is to fit chicken wire to the base of the fence; it can be buried and pegged into the ground for added security.
How easy was that? - we told you dog runs were easy to build!
Your Cocker Spaniel will soon be able to enjoy more fresh air and exercise in the garden which will allow you to go about your business without worrying about him.
If you don't have too much outdoor space to dedicate to a run for your Cocker, why not consider investigating smaller dog pens?
Choosing Pet Kennels - tips and ideas of what to look for when choosing your dog's kennel.
Cheap Kennels - you can find plenty if you look hard enough!
Dog Houses, they give your cocker spaniel somewhere warm and safe to retreat to when things get a bit much for them!
A Run will give your pet lots of fresh air and exercise over and above what he'd get from his usual walk - that can't be bad now, can it?
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