Don’t Let Your Furry Friend Ruin Your Lawn

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We all love our dogs, but there’s no denying that they often have a habit of getting themselves into a lot of trouble every now and then. And hey, that’s part of what makes them so adorable, but it can also be incredibly annoying and frustrating to deal with. One of the most common ways in which your furry friend can end up getting themselves in trouble is by digging up your garden and every opportunity. Sure there’s something cute about your pooch popping their head up, covered in soil, but not so much when it’s your flower beds that they’ve destroyed. To help keep your rose bushes safe, here are a few things that you can do to stop your dog from digging up your garden.

 

Use fake grass

 

When people think about fake grass, the first thing that jumps to mind is the incredibly unrealistic, plastic feeling astroturf that seemed to be everywhere in the eighties. However, there’s plenty of fake grass for dogs that’s incredibly realistic to the point where you probably could tell the difference until you were up close and personal with it. Not only does that help to stop your dogs from digging up your lawn, but it also means that you don’t have to worry about mowing or watering it either.

 

Fence off your flowers

 

If you’ve got some precious flowerbeds that you really don’t want your furry friend destroying then the best thing to do is to fence them off so that they can’t reach them. You’ll want to make them pretty deep so that your pooch doesn’t attempt to dig underneath them. If you want to stop this from making your garden look ugly then why not paint them with bright colours and patterns so that they can become as much of a feature of your garden as a method of deterring your dog from ruining your flowers.

 

Deal with the root causes

 

If you really want to save your garden, then you’re going to have to get right to root (no pun intended) of the problem. There are a lot of reasons why your dog might be digging up your garden. It could be that they’re trying to stay cool or it might be because they’re feeling bored and need to get their energy out. Pay attention to when your dog normally starts digging and what reasons there might be for it. It could also simply be because that’s something that is part of the way your particular dog has been bred. Dealing with the root of the problem through careful and thorough training really is the best way to stop your dog from engaging in any behaviour that you don’t like.

 

Of course, just because you’ve stopped them from destroying your backyard, that doesn’t mean that they’re going to completely stop causing mischief and havoc from time to time. But that’s just a natural part of having a dog, and if it’s really bothering you, then there are always training methods out there to stop them from being quite so much to handle.

 

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