Tennis courts for off leash play?
I recently adopted a rescue GSD/Husky that is a long way from being reliably off leash trained (he's a very flighty guy), and I really want to find some way of him to get some off leash playtime with my GSD, and I only have a very tiny yard.
I have some tennis courts near my house that I know I would be allowed to use, but I've heard the footing can be too abrasive. Does anyone have experience with letting their dogs run around in tennis courts and if it is likely to hurt their paw pads... or if they can maybe acclimate to it with time?
Also, I've heard of people using fully fenced baseball fields, which would be super cool! But does anyone know how you would go about getting permission? I would imagine most baseball field owners wouldn't want to have the bother of allowing dogs.
I'd love to hear any other suggestions as well! I live in a very off-leash friendly area and I'm working hard on working with this new guy so that he can eventually run through the fields and forests with my GSD during daily hikes... but its going to take a while! And I'd love for him to get some free play time in the meantime!
I'd love to hear any other suggestions you may have!