When To Go In The Yard With Your Puppy
There are two main reasons you would want to take a young puppy outside; to play, and go to the bathroom.
For the most part, you should be able to do so, even when your puppy is younger than 16 weeks of age.
Let us explore each one in further detail:
Keeping Your Puppy Safe Until They Are 16 Weeks Old
Fun Backyard Activities and Toys for Puppies
Once your puppy is able to go outside, it’s important to provide them with toys and activities to keep them active and entertained. In this section of the article, we’ll be discussing some of our favorite outdoor activities for puppies and owners!
Many dogs love water, especially breeds like Labs, Retrievers, and Terriers. During the summer months, water games can keep your puppy cool and entertained for hours on end! If you have a sprinkler, you can turn it on and let the puppy bite at it and run through the water. You could also fill a kiddie pool slightly with water and place tennis balls or other floating toys and watch as the puppy paws at the bobbing toys.
It’s of the utmost importance to watch your puppy closely when they are playing around a pool of water. Puppies can tire and drown and should be able to get in and out of the water with little effort. If you plan on playing with your puppy in a kiddie pool, be sure that the water isn’t too deep, and only comes up to the legs or underbelly of the puppy to prevent accidents.