I am a massive animal lover especially dogs. I have experience with larger dogs and tiny dogs, I have a miniature dachshund and a great dane/mastiff at my family home. I have a an undercover outdoor lounge room and a grass area at the front that is blocked in with a high concrete wall and gate. The gate has a twist lock which gives us peace of mind knowing it won’t blow open even with string winds.
There is access from the front area to the back patio via the side gate (we keeps this closed when we aren’t home too keep my dog safe as he is only a tiny dog).
I have experience with other animals. For example, small birds as I have previously owned 3 budgies, a rabbit and of course standard aquatic pets like fish and turtles :)