Dogs are natural den animals. They will seek shelter in cool dark places for rest and play during the heat of the day so why not create tunnels for your canine? You can use old appliance boxes, or you can purchase ready-made tubes made out of canvas material that you can place throughout the yard. Many Terriers adore tunnels to play in. It is not uncommon to see a Jack Russell whizzing through the various tubes in the yard. You can even put toys in the tunnels or treats to encourage your pooch to explore.
Not all dogs are going to like a tire swing, but many large breeds love it. You can buy dog approved tires at most pet supply stores or online. The tires look just like regular tires, but they are made from safe rubber and contain no toxic chemicals. Hang the tire swing just high enough that your dog can stand up and grab the tire with their mouth. You will be amazed at how many large dogs readily do this and have fun swinging for hours. You might have to give your pooch a bit of encouragement by offering it to your dog so they will readily take the tire into their mouth and start swinging.
Everyone enjoys spending time in a private backyard oasis, and your pooch is no different. Don't let your dog's size fool you into thinking that your behemoth of a canine will not enjoy spending time outdoors in the yard. If you give the dog a few fun activities to enjoy then they will more than likely spend hours outside having fun. You will also get a great deal of enjoyment out of spending time with your dog in your outdoor sanctuary. You can also alternate outdoor activities to keep your pooch interested. You can have a wading pool for the hot days of summer and then switch to a tug toy or tire swing during the fall and winter months. In the spring, why not bring out the tunnels and the sandbox?