Gardens and dogs
It's soon going to be gardening time again!
One of the most common gripes dog guardians have is that the dogs destroy the gardens.
However, digging and eating plants are one of the most natural and needed behaviours for healthy dogs.
Getting cross and upset is simply counter productive.
Don't worry I get it, all of my dogs are diggers and we don't have a huge garden. So this year I am full on doing an urban garden to grow herbs and veg etc and I have to do this around the Dogs and the rabbit who has a big chunk of the garden in his living space.
So you can see how I utilise a small area to do urban gardening and to keep the dogs safe and stimulated and give the vegetables etc a chance to grow.
Look at how you can make your garden dog friendly, consider raised beds, hanging planters, follow my videos and do the same as me.
Our front garden is for us and the back garden is for the Dogs. Try this too, put all of your effort and flower art into the front garden and leave the back for the Dogs.
If you don't have a front garden or no garden at all try eco systems in jars. They are a super fun way to enjoy a mini garden and pop them on shelves.
Bigger city areas have sensory gardens built for Dogs for you to hire, which is another option or allotments if you cannot enjoy a garden at home.
But if you do have a garden, don't get mad, consider the space and how you can have the Dogs enjoy it and yourself. Remember digging is not naughty, eating plants and shredding plants is not naughty. But humans giving the dogs grieve for natural behaviours is naughty
Image description: two gardens with a high fence and a potting shed. Stacked on top of one another as a compare and contrast. There is a Wolfdog bent down digging in the cabbage patch, covered in dirt and has annhiliated the cabbages and the flower bed to the left hand side. The second garden has hanging plant on the fence and a raised bed with cabbages in against the fence. There is also a sandpit in the shape of a turtle, a digging pit conjoined to a dog herb garden, a paddling pool in front of thr shed with a red boomer ball, a tennis ball and a pink rubber bone. On the shed is a flirt Pole fixed on.
To the left hand side is a clay coloured back drop titled Gardens in black and the following in purple text: It's that time of year... gardening time.
If you don't want the top picture, look at what you can do to make your garden into a sensory area.
Work with your dog not against them.
Conside raised beds, hanging plants, dedicated herb garden for the dogs, a paddling pool, a sand pit or soil pit.
Bury toys in the sand pit, get floating tools for the pool, explore safe plants for your dogs.
Having dogs means being selfless like having children, work with them and not against them.
Always remember we are not the same species!
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