Growing puppies and dogs
need fresh air and time out of doors. I’m not an advocate of your puppy or dog
being left outside during the day while you’re away. People steal, even in the
best neighborhoods. For brief periods of unsupervised time, you will want to
make provisions for safe confinement.
If you can provide a dog
run, I recommend chain link panels 4’x12’x 6’ high and a gravel or concrete
running surface with shade. You will never regret the investment. It will save
your yard, make clean up easier, and protect your puppy. By all means let him
out to be with you, but he will get good exercise in an area this size. You
can’t supervise your puppy every minute.
Be sure your puppy or dog
has adequate shelter and shade when he is outside, and plenty of water. (See