Welcome to How to Love Your Dog!

New Puppy Blog

Bonnie the Collie (from the beginning)

When we saw the hawk in the tree above Bonnie, we realized that we needed to do a better job of preparing the yard so that it's safe for her when she's alone. Sometimes, we want to let Bonnie have some quiet time in a protected place.

We have an exercise pen, which is for dogs and folds up nicely when we're not using it. You can buy one at most pet stores. We set ours up in the yard and provided shade by putting an umbrella in the middle of it. This gives Bonnie lots of good shade and protection from any large birds, too. Take that, Mr. Hawk!

pen with umbrella

If you don't have an umbrella, you can use a sheet, like this.

pen with sheet cover

In the pen, we gave Bonnie a dish of water, some toys, and a rug to lie on. If your puppy chews on rugs, don't leave it with her when she's alone. We never leave Bonnie out very long (15-20 minutes) by herself. Puppies need lots of attention and exercise. When Bonnie comes out of the pen, we run and play and have lots of fun!

 

NEXTarrow- next

 

Read the Live Blog

 


Tell a friend
about this site!

 

Cody's Tour
Kelly's Tour
Trouper's Tour
Your New Dog
Well-Behaved Dog
Special Topics
A New Dog
Your Best Friend
Too Many Dogs
I'll Love You Forever
Training Basics
Following the Rules
What Dogs Cost
Obedience Lessons
Keeping Safe
What Dogs Need
Behavior Problems
Older Dogs
Puppy Basics
Learning Tricks
Losing Your Dog

Ready for a Dog?
Your Stories
Contract
When I Grow Up
Your Dogs
Birthday Page
Book Club
Riddles
Quiz Yourself
Your Poetry

Search this Site | Site Map

Read our Privacy Policy
How To Love Your Dog...A Kid's Guide to Dog Care
http://www.loveyourdog.com
Copyright ©1998 - 2011 by Janet Wall and Rick Wall
May be reproduced for individual or classroom use only.
Photographs, graphics, and backgrounds may not

be reproduced to other websites or for any other purpose.