Portable Dog Run
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Portable Dog Run

Portable dog runs are growing increasingly popular among dog owners, and for good reasons. Portable dog runs are often used in vehicles to make the journey safer for the dog as well as for other passengers. A free roaming dog can in avertedly cause accidents, e.g. by distracting the driver or by leaning to far out of an open window. A portable run will keep the dog confined within during the trip and thereby prevent accidents from happening.

A portable run can also decrease the risk of injury to the dog in case of an accident. Unlike humans, dogs do not wear seat belts and when a car accident do happen they risk being thrown out of the car, injuring themselves in the process or when landing on the road. A panicked dog that runs around after a car accident is also very likely to end up being hit by a vehicle or getting lost before it can receive veterinarian attention. A dog riding in the backseat instead of being inside a portable dog run can also cause injury to persons in the front seat when its body is forced up and over the seats during the accident, causing neck and/or head trauma to the driver or front seat passenger.

The portable dog run is however not only used inside vehicles, it is also ideal when you need to keep your dog under control outdoors. If you go camping outdoors or visit a beach, you may not wish to let your dog roam free. Dogs can harm the wildlife or become harmed themselves and they can end up on roads in unfamiliar territory and become hit by cars. If you are only staying for a short while, you naturally want to keep your dog in check and know where it is when it is time for you to leave. I many areas it is also against the rules to let a dog roam free. As mentioned above, dogs that are not kept on a leash can injury wildlife or livestock. It is also common for public beaches to ban the presence of unleashed dogs, since a lot of people are afraid of dogs or severely allergic and do not wish to suddenly find themselves face to face with a dog that wants to say hello. If you have a portable dog run, you do not have to keep your dog on a leash. You simply take out the portable dog run and give your dog a safe area to stay in. A portable dog run will not only protect others from your dog, your dog will also be safe from aggressive dogs and wildlife.  

Quality is very important when it comes to choosing a portable dog run. You want a reliable portable dog run that will keep your dog in and potential aggressors out. The portable dog run should also be easy to erect and fold, otherwise you will probably end up leaving it at home. A heavy portable dog run might be okay if you plan to use it only in the vicinity of your car, but if you plan to carry the portable dog run yourself, e.g. from parings lots to beaches or when travelling without your car, you should ideally pick a light-weight portable dog run. Shop around before you make up your mind and do not hesitate to ask sellers and manufacturers about important details, e.g. how much the portable dog run weighs or if it comes with assembly instructions.

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