When the winter cold finally breaks and temperatures begin to rise, it becomes more of a necessity to get outside and enjoy your backyard and the fire pit. While there is quite a bit of fun to be had using this area as a family, it is important to use safe practices to protect everyone from danger, especially your dog. There are several steps that you can take to keep your dog from getting hurt.
If you are like many dog owners, you will probably want to keep your pet with you as often as possible. There are many tie out kits that will allow your friend to stay nearby, but still a safe distance from the fire to prevent them from being hurt. Depending on where you place the chain, the dog may be able to wrap the line around the legs of your seats or chairs. While this is yet another thing that you should be weary of, it is possible to adjust the lead area so your dog won’t be hurt or interrupt you or your guests.
Pet care supplies have advanced greatly and in turn, the liquid barrier treatments have come a long way too. By using a bitter apple or pepper spray around your outdoor fireplace, you will be able to train your dog that an area is off limits to them. Whenever the dog gets close to the area you do not want them to come near, be sure to use a firm voice when telling them to back away. The dog will slowly associate the scent, as well as the area, with them not being welcome near it.
Finally, there are many fencing options available to put around a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. This will enable your dog to stay near you and your family or guests, but keep them safely away from the dangers of the fire. Be sure to measure the area correctly and get the necessary equipment and tools if you do not purchase a kit.
There are many options available to you when you own a dog and a fire pit. You have to find the best solution for your specific needs, but whatever option you choose to go with will certainly help to keep your dog safe. As a result, everyone will be able to enjoy the fire pit even more with all of these precautions taken.