Pets need their own space just like humans do. If you're the proud owner of a furry friend, or if you're thinking of becoming a dog owner in the near future, your pet will need certain things, including a space to call his own. But before you begin building the perfect pet room, familiarize yourself with what your dog actually requires. Dogs need toys and exercise to keep them entertained. They need a quiet, comfy place to lie down after a busy day of playing in the park. Dogs need time and space to socialize with other pets and with humans.