Keeping a garden is not an easy job. It gets enough tougher if you have a dog in the house. From the dog digging holes to just random strolls in the garden, it is not easy to ensure your plant’s safety. With that in mind, we have some tips that will help you keep your garden safe from your dog.
Put limits right away
If you have a young pup, it is easier to let them know from a young age which part of the yard they can play in and what is off limit. You can do it with older dogs also but, it is slightly easier with younger pups.
Go out with them
Do not allow your dog go out to the yard on its own. Not until it learns to stay off your garden. You need to go out and be with them constantly, tell it not to go in the garden until it starts to understand that the garden is off limits. If you leave it alone at the start, there is a good chance it will dig up half your garden.
If you have tried numerous times to set limits and your dog still doesn’t listen it may be time to take it to an obedient class. They will teach it basic commands to listen to which can easily translate to its daily routine.
Install a fence
To keep your dog from getting to your garden, you can put a fence around it. Nothing big, just a low picket fence will do. This will keep your dog from getting to it and leave the rest of the yard open for it to play in. The fence will provide your garden with a delightful touch.
If your dog has to stay out by itself for a long period of time while you are away, then we recommend you build it a kennel. You can leave enough water and food for it. It isn’t recommended to leave your dogs for a long period of time but if you do then you can leave food for dogs with tummy problems just to ensure that it doesn’t get sick.
Garden with your dog
You can have your dog accompany you while you garden. There won’t be much it can do but it will see how much work you put in the garden and know its importance.
Use containers and pots
If you have tried the other tips and to no avail then you can garden in containers. Get large pots and use them as a garden tool to prevent your dog from getting to them. There are pots that have wonderful designs and you can also easily paint over plain ones.
Keeping a garden with a dog is not an impossible task. If you love gardening and want to keep a dog there are plenty different ways you can do so. Our tips will certainly help you achieve that. Just make sure you do use any plants that may be harmful to your dog.