Outside Pathways

Just as indoor passageways need to be clear of hazards and have a non- slip surface, the same applies to outside surfaces. Dogs are creatures of habit and tend to use the same routes to get to toileting and recreational areas . Hazards include loose paving stones,slippery, wet or muddy paths, steep slopes, and poorly lit areas.

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● Repair cracked or loose paving stones along pathways used by the dog

● Cover any areas that can’t be repaired or are slippery with matting or synthetic grass

● Consider ramping suitable areas but ensure that the ramp surface has good grip

● Where possible make sure there is effective outdoor lighting