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Top 3 Tips On Creating A Dog-Friendly Yard
A lucky dog has a yard to romp around in with ample space and plenty of shade. Pro-dog yards provide your pet with entertainment, comfort, and a safe outlet to release some energy, so here are three tips for making a dog-friendly yard.
Dog Swimming Pool
Having a pool for your dog is a great way to keep them cool, and you can simply give them a hard plastic kiddie one or make your own deluxe dog pool. For the average dog, use a pool that is 5 feet long and 2.5 feet wide, and make sure they can easily get out of the pool with a non-slip ramp.
Dog Sandbox
Direct your dog’s digging instincts to a sandbox — start by digging a pit up to a foot deep, then line the bottom and sides with a thin layer of fast-setting concrete, create drainage holes, and once dry, fill it with sand or dirt. Bury their toys or treats in the sand to “assign” the sandbox to the dog.
Flea-Repelling Plants
Make sure to use non-toxic plants that repel fleas such as catnip, chamomile, lavender, marigolds, mint, and rosemary, and place them on a porch or patio. Having a well-kept yard also prevents fleas, or you can spray your dog with a mix of apple cider vinegar and water with a pinch of salt.