Studies suggest that dogs like to have access to the garden and they are likely to be calmer and happier if they can roam in and out of your home as they like. This can be a challenge for the homeowner in terms of providing access to the garden and creating a safe protective space outside and inside when you have small children or puppies.
Something you may like to consider is a stable door. A stable door offers you the chance to open the bottom half of the door while keeping the top half closed. This helps to retain heat and allows your dog to wander in and out of the property at will. Alternatively opening the top half allows safety for puppies and small children so a stable door is very versatile. Doorsan offer a selection of stable doors including hardwood and oak finishes. If you are looking for a modern design or something more traditional you will find the perfect stable door on our website. Simply select "Stable Doors" from the drop down menu under "External Doors" and "Door Type". These doors all feature glazed panels at the top of the door giving visibility into the garden from the inside.
The issue of whether your dog will escape from the garden will depend on the breed, age and personality of your dog. Most people will require or desire sufficient security to ensure your dog is safely kept within the boundary of your property. You may require fencing, gates or a wall to protect your pets. Frequent walks are advisable to maintain the health of your dog with the added bonus that he/she is less likely to attempt escaping if they get plenty of exercise. You may also need to consider the contents of your garden to avoid plants that can be poisonous to dogs and to avoid damage and devastation typically associated with mischievous puppies.