I am so antsy to build a puppy playground in the back yard (if only our darned landscaper would finish the landscaping already) and saw a show, "Ask This Old House," where they showed how to build a sandbox.
I've been looking around for a sandbox to buy, but everything I've found is too little (meant for little bitty kids) or too expensive.
My puppies love digging so much, and they're good about staying out of places they shouldn't dig, but I really want to give them a "safe" spot for digging.
BTW - the other things in my puppy playground include:
- four logs, laid out so that they can hurdle-jump over them (they LOVE jumping)
- a ramp (plywood propped and secured to a large log) (they love running up and down things)
- an 18' agility tunnel (they love running through things)
- the sandbox (with some Kong-type toys that I will bury in the sandbox for them to dig up)
- maybe a few upright items they can run through/around (they think our front porch is a playground - they love chasing each other underneath/around the rocking chairs, but they're getting a little too big to fit underneath)
Any other ideas for fun stuff for the pups? I may include some other agility equipment (just for their enjoyment... I don't think I'll get them into formal agility competition or anything). The whole playground will be mulched (if I can find a pet-safe mulch).
my older dog loves to run through the sprinkler!!! maybe if you have a way to make the sprinkler only hit a certain area where it is grassy so they dont track in mud .... but then they would create mud puddles after awhile.