With spring in the air and the planting season upon us, it is time to start thinking about getting your flowers planted. But you must also take into consideration how to keep your garden safe for your dog and keep your garden safe from your dog.
First, keeping your garden safe for your dog is easy enough. Simply remember to lock up your dog while spraying any potentially harmful chemicals and double check any plants to make sure they are not poisonous to your dog. Some extremely helpful websites are:
If you decide to plant any potentially harmful plants be sure to keep them out of the areas of your house and garden that your dog frequents.
Now, keeping your garden safe from your dog is a little more tricky as it is in their nature to dig around in the yard. One way to prevent your dog from uprooting your plants is to put protective fencing around your gardens and flower beds. After doing so reprimand your pup every time he/she tries to cross the barrier. You may do this using loud scolding sounds or by squirting them with water. Eventually your dog will realize your flower beds are off limits. Another way to keep your flowers safe is to not plant them in areas that you keep your dog penned up or on his/her lead. If your dog has an accepted area to dig he/she will leave all other areas alone, for the most part. And once again giving your dog acceptable chew toys and bones to play with will help to occupy their time and will cut down on their drive to dig.