Dogs are fundamentally active animals and so they need access to a suitable environment. If you are unable to provide a healthy environment for your pet then maybe pet ownership is not for you, at least not just yet. An ill-suited environment, e.g. somewhere that is to cold, could actually lead to a range of health problems.
Here are some tips for providing a suitable environment for your dog:
Your dog should have a suitable place to rest. Dogs love to rest and they are quite territorial. Their personal space should be as comfortable as possible. You can use pet supplies like dog beds and ensure that the space is nice and dry and not too cold.
Exercise is a very important aspect of welfare. It is key that your dog has access to an area in which they can exercise safely, for example a large back garden or even a local park.
If you have more than one dog then you need to ensure the environment caters for everyone. Make sure you’ve got enough pet toys etc, and that all dogs have their own personal space in which to escape when they’re tired or stressed.
Finally, you should ensure your home is pet friendly. Make sure there are no hazards, loose cables etc, which could cause a problem for your dog. Also, ensure your dog is well supervised otherwise it may get lost or even stolen