Price

to

Beds

Baths

By John Riggins - 19 Apr 18

How To Have a Dog-Friendly Yard

How To Have a Dog-Friendly Yard

If you have a dog, then you’ll no doubt be spending more time outside together in the coming months. One of the great reasons to own a home is to have a big backyard you can share with your pets. But what if your dog is a little destructive? Or worse, what if your dog likes to get into things that might not be safe? Here are our best tips for creating a backyard oasis that is friendly to your best friend.

Avoid toxic plants

It goes without saying that you should avoid using plants in your yard that are poisonous to dogs, especially if your dog is curious. But it isn’t always easy to know which plants are safe and which you need to stay away from. Some of the most common plants you should avoid include:

  • Foxglove
  • Mums
  • Lily-of-the-Valley
  • Hosta
  • Iris
  • English Ivy
  • Morning Glory
  • Clematis
  • Begonia
  • Boxwood

Check out this great article for a more exhaustive list of plants to avoid.

Create play areas

Nobody wants their dog trampling their beautiful flowerbeds. Although there are several types of deterrents out there, the best way to keep dogs out of beds is to provide interesting play areas. Does your dog love to dig? Then install a sand box that lets him dig until his little heart is content. Consider adding a water feature that your dog can play in on hot, sunny days. Is your dog a runner? Then make sure there’s a path or a large area for burning off all that extra energy.

Use canine-friendly materials

Let’s face it – even with the best design your dog is still likely to wander into areas you’d rather they stay out of. You can help yourself out by choosing plants and materials that will stand up to a little bit of abuse. Ornamental grasses are both soft and forgiving and can take a bit of a beating without looking shabby. In play areas and on paths choose materials that are safe for your dog’s paws, like bark mulch or flagstone. Avoid using cocoa mulch, which has the same chemical that makes chocolate toxic to dogs.

Give them a shady spot to rest

Dogs can get sunburned just like people do. So it’s important to give them a shady spot where they can relax and get out of the sun. Dogs can also overheat easily, so it’s a must if you live in a hot climate. Give them some room under a shady tree, install a pretty arbor, or invest in a fun doghouse. And always make sure they have fresh water available to drink any time they are outside.

Keep them safe

Finally, make sure your dog is unable to escape from your yard. Sometimes, a fence alone will not be enough, if your dog is a jumper or likes to tunnel. Some innovative ideas to keep dogs inside where they belong is to create an underground barrier with chicken wire, line the ground in front of the fence with river rocks that are hard to dig, or use a slippery material for your fence like plywood.

Compliments of Virtual Results

Comments

4,252 Responses to “ How To Have a Dog-Friendly Yard ”

  1. Geneva Flores says:

    buy cialis pills free cialis cialis free shipping

  2. Sue Calderon says:

    I will immediately take hold of your rss as I
    can not to find your e-mail subscription link or newsletter service.
    Do you’ve any? Please permit me understand in order that I could subscribe.
    Thanks.

  3. Gertrude Hunt says:

    tamoxifen and vertigo postmenopausal tamoxifen drug tamoxifen maculopathy

  4. Elden White says:

    Ahaa, its pleasant discussion on the topic of this article at this place at this webpage, I have
    read all that, so now me also commenting here.

  5. Armando Hornbeck says:

    xenical 84 cap 120mg xenical reviews reddit xenical 120mg reviews

  6. Amy Burr says:

    Hello, i think that i saw you visited my web site so i came to “return the favor”.I am attempting
    to find things to enhance my site!I suppose its ok to use some
    of your ideas!

  7. Shannon Howell says:

    online viagra india generic sildenafil usa viagra canada

  8. Lisa Clayton says:

    Hello would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using?
    I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time selecting between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.
    The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  9. Jean Rossi says:

    canadian tadalafil online tadalafil 5 mg cialis medication cost

  10. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it
    is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I want to suggest you few interesting things
    or advice. Perhaps you could write next articles referring
    to this article. I want to read even more things about it!

  11. Yvonne Kirk says:

    nolvadex pct cycle tamoxifen magnesium nolvadex and dbol

  12. Bruce Clark says:

    It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy.
    I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or advice.
    Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article.
    I wish to read more things about it!

  13. Joseph Paul says:

    sildenafil 100mg capsule does viagra work lowest price sildenafil

  14. Vesta Marker says:

    Ahaa, its fastidious dialogue concerning this paragraph
    at this place at this website, I have read all that, so at this time
    me also commenting here.

  15. Michael Vaishnav says:

    tizanidine muscle relaxer tizanidine 4 mg tablet zanaflex medication

  16. Woah! I’m really digging the template/theme of this
    blog. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get that “perfect balance” between superb usability and
    visual appeal. I must say that you’ve done a superb job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads super quick for me on Chrome.
    Excellent Blog!

  17. Andre Morris says:

    zithromax generic cost zithromax z pak azithromycin penicillin

  18. Betty Neal says:

    It is the best time to make some plans for the longer term and it is time to be happy.
    I have read this post and if I may I desire to recommend
    you some attention-grabbing things or suggestions. Maybe you could
    write subsequent articles referring to this
    article. I wish to read even more things approximately it!

  19. JoshuaBig says:

    sildenafil pronunciation [url=https://viagra740.us]200 mg viagra[/url] viagra generics price
    viagra india 100mg goodrx sildenafil sildenafil pills

  20. HoraceQuept says:

    tamoxifen medication class [url=https://nolvadex33.us]tamoxifen and vitamin supplements[/url] nolvadex and clomid
    nolvadex gynecomastia dosage nolvadex uses in men tamoxifen medication interactions

  21. Antisax says:

    https://buysildenshop.com/ – viagra for impotence

  22. Stromectol says:

    cialis en el deporte

  23. Nushistoste says:

    chloroquine phosphate canada hcq medication

  24. WilliamCoK says:

    antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine plaquenil pregnancy

  25. Louisenax says:

    side effects of hydroxychloroquine plaquenil uses

  26. HazelReawn says:

    where to buy modafinil reddit modalert

  27. WhitneyHEILE says:

    where to buy hydroxychloroquine plaquenil pill

  28. Diedraabary says:

    how to get modafinil prescription provigil for adhd

  29. Louisenax says:

    is hydroxychloroquine an immunosuppressant hydroxychloroquine online

  30. HazelReawn says:

    hydroxychloroquine interactions chloroquine dosage

  31. Anthonytiele says:

    side effects for modafinil modafinil

  32. WilliamCoK says:

    can you buy chloroquine over the counter clonopine meaning

  33. WhitneyHEILE says:

    hydroxychloroquine zinc aralen

  34. HazelReawn says:

    what is hydroxychloroquine prescribed for what does hydroxychloroquine do

  35. Nushistoste says:

    online doctor to prescribe hydroxychloroquine where can i get hydroxychloroquine

  36. Louisenax says:

    chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine plaquenil pregnancy

  37. how much does hydroxychloroquine cost plaquenil online

  38. WhitneyHEILE says:

    chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine chlorquin

  39. Louisenax says:

    chloroquine vs hydroxychloroquine chloroquine uses

  40. HazelReawn says:

    hydroxychloroquine warnings chloroquine hcl

  41. plaquenil side effects mayo clinic chloroquine uses

  42. hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets plaquenil generic name

  43. Lashon Steiger says:

    metronidazole injectable omnicef pill augmentin medical

  44. Robert Moran says:

    Its such as you read my mind! You appear to know a lot approximately this, like you wrote the
    guide in it or something. I feel that you just could do with a few percent to power the
    message home a bit, however instead of that, this is magnificent blog.
    A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

  45. DavidFuede says:

    how to get modafinil prescription modafinil moa

  46. Timothy Green says:

    bisoprolol doses amlodipine contraindications bisoprolol hctz

  47. Marie Moses says:

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you penning
    this article plus the rest of the website is really good.

  48. Roy Hutton says:

    ciprofloxacin warnings augmentin dosage ciprofloxacin hydrochloride

  49. This is a topic that’s close to my heart… Thank you!
    Where are your contact details though?

  50. what are the side effects of hydroxychloroquine hydroxychloroquine biden

  51. Scott Hughes says:

    cephalexin dose keflex size fish cephalexin

  52. Everyone loves what you guys are usually up too. This sort of clever work and exposure!
    Keep up the amazing works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my own blogroll.

  53. HazelReawn says:

    how long does modafinil last modafinil pill

  54. Patricia James says:

    clindamycin dosage erythromycin 250mg azithromycin 500mg

  55. Anthonytiele says:

    online doctor to prescribe hydroxychloroquine aralen medication

  56. Mike Rice says:

    I’ve been surfing online more than three hours today, yet
    I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the net
    will be much more useful than ever before.

  57. William Cee says:

    azithromycin solvent antibiotic zithromax ciprofloxacin brain

  58. Ione Lucas says:

    It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it
    is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and
    if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things or advice.

    Perhaps you can write next articles referring
    to this article. I desire to read even more things about
    it!

  59. WilliamCoK says:

    side effects for hydroxychloroquine chloroquine buy online

  60. WhitneyHEILE says:

    doctors prescribing hydroxychloroquine near me buy hydroxychloroquine canada

  61. Viagra says:

    Prevacid Prescription Discount Card

  62. Louisenax says:

    can i buy chloroquine over the counter buy chloroquine phosphate canada

  63. Richardwed says:

    modafinil mechanism of action provigil reviews

  64. can you buy hydroxychloroquine over the counter chlorochin

  65. Louisenax says:

    chloroquine phosphate online clorochina

  66. HazelReawn says:

    online doctor to prescribe hydroxychloroquine generic chloroquine phosphate

  67. Tim Johnson says:

    I am sure this article has touched all the internet people, its really
    really fastidious paragraph on building up new weblog.

  68. is hydroxychloroquine an immunosuppressant buy chloriquine

  69. Anthonytiele says:

    antimalarial drugs hydroxychloroquine hydroxychloroquine dose

  70. can you buy hydroxychloroquine over the counter chloriquine

  71. WilliamCoK says:

    hydroxychloroquine update today aralen

  72. WhitneyHEILE says:

    online doctor to prescribe hydroxychloroquine hydroxychloroquine sulfate

  73. Jamesgrien says:

    modafinil over the counter modafinilo

  74. WilliamCoK says:

    how to get modafinil prescription modalert reddit

  75. can you buy hydroxychloroquine over the counter ncov chloroquine

  76. Nushistoste says:

    online doctor to prescribe hydroxychloroquine buy chloroquine phosphate canada

  77. WilliamCoK says:

    can hydroxychloroquine be purchased over the counter hydroxychloroquine effectiveness

  78. HazelReawn says:

    do you need a prescription for hydroxychloroquine hydro chloroquine

  79. online doctor to prescribe hydroxychloroquine hydro chloroquine

  80. Louisenax says:

    hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin chloroquine diphosphate

  81. Louisenax says:

    can you buy hydroxychloroquine over the counter plaquenil 200 mg

  82. TimothyDop says:

    how to get modafinil prescription provigil and alcohol

  83. NormanProts says:

    where to buy modafinil reddit modafinil otc

  84. is hydroxychloroquine over the counter does hydroxychloroquine

  85. HazelReawn says:

    where can i get hydroxychloroquine plaquenil generic

  86. NormanProts says:

    how to get modafinil prescription modafinil

  87. TimothyDop says:

    where to buy modafinil reddit modafinil online

  88. hydroxychloroquine clinical trial aralen medicine