How big a garden do I need?

A bigger garden is definitely preferred by your dog – more things to sniff and explore, more changes to keep it interested.

But that’s not always possible, so if a smaller garden is the reality, more regular walks around the neighbourhood are required to keep the dog engaged and occupied.

If you live in apartment with no garden area, we recommend taking the dog out four times a day for at least 15 minutes each time (more will be appreciated by the dog).

If you live on a larger property, we strongly recommend it is well-fenced (for example, 1200mm high ringlock or equivalent), with all hole blocked (eg, under gates). Despite a large yard, dogs want to explore, and will escape if not prevented from doing so – and risk being hit by a car or even stolen!