Creating a Canine Friendly Backyard: Designing a Dog Friendly Space


Now that you know all about the dog-friendly plants and those to avoid, here are some other considerations for your pup perfect backyard.

  • Create a designated potty area: Dogs need a designated spot to do their business. Consider creating a potty area with a special surface such as gravel, bark or artificial turf. Place some dog waste bags and a trash can nearby for easy clean-up.
  • Fence your garden: A fence is a great way to keep your dog safe and contained within the garden. Make sure the fence is tall enough that your dog cannot jump over it and secure any gaps in the fence where your dog may try to escape.
  • Consider raised beds: Raised beds not only add visual interest to your garden but can also protect your plants from curious dogs. They can also be an excellent solution for dogs who like to dig and burrow.
  • Provide shade and water: Dogs need shade and water to stay cool and hydrated, especially during hot summer months. Provide a shaded area for your dog to rest and a water source such as a fountain, birdbath or a pet water dispenser.
  • Limit the use of chemicals: Chemical fertilizers and pesticides can be harmful to dogs. Use natural alternatives instead, such as compost.

Follow these tips and you can create a beautiful and safe outdoor space that you and your furry friend can enjoy together.

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