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Yard size

by Lisa Woods
(Sydney, Australia)

I have a 4yr old female Jack who has been living in a very large leafy, grassy, suburban backyard since I purchased her from rescue group.
I am thinking of moving close to the city, to a backyard which is a smallish paved courtyard.
Can anyone suggest anything for the adaption? Or is this just a very bad idea????

Regards, Lisa

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Oct 25, 2010
Changing yard size
by: Tom

Hi Lisa,

It depends a little on the size of this paved courtyard. It can be done, but it will take some adjusting. My advice would be:

1. You might have to up the exercise levels, to make up for the fact that your dog can't run around as much on her own.

2. Beware of housetraining backslides and be prepared to go through the routine of toilet training all over again.

All in all though, it should work out all right as long as you maintain a regular exercise schedule.

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