Skip to main content

Transform Your Yard Into a Doggie Wonderland



Some people dress their dogs in sweaters. Others cart them around in designer bags or strollers. If your pooch is a big boy or girl and needs room to roam around, design a backyard that allows him or her to play and discover something new every day.

Water Park
Not all dogs love to swim, but most don’t mind splashing through a few puddles. Create a water play area for your dog. To keep it simple, set up a swirling sprinkler in one corner of the yard and set it on a timer. Watch your pup’s surprise when the sprinkler starts spinning! If you know your dog loves water but you don’t have room for a pool, install a small fountain or pond in your yard. Make sure to put in a filter to keep the water fresh, because it turns out, dogs aren’t too discerning about what they drink. Keep portable dog kennel fencinghandy for those times when you need Fido to stay dry.

Ahoy, Matey
Dogs love to see what’s going on around the neighborhood. If your dog is friendly enough, cut a small square in the fence so Buster and Trixie can watch the world go by. Seeing a dog’s snout sticking out of a yard is very enticing to other dog lovers, so only do this if you’re sure your dog won’t snap. For extra safety, install a plexiglass bubble window in your fence, so your dog can see out, but little fingers can’t poke in. Be prepared to clean nose smudges off this porthole frequently.
Rocking Out
If your dog likes a good sniff, add several large rock features around your yard. Small critters like to hide in the nooks and crannies making the smells enticing. As long as your dog can’t pick the rocks up, these cairns should be fairly indestructible to playful mutts.

You may not always be able to get to a dog park, but you can create a doggie wonderland in your own backyard with a few simple features to make each day different and exciting for your four-footed friends.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Prilosec OTC $25 Rebate plus a $100 AMEX Giveaway

Hey Neighbors! Do you suffer from heartburn? I do sometimes. I personally can not eat really spicy foods. Problem? I LOVE MEXICAN! So does my whole family. My husband enjoys really spicy foods and sometimes suffers from it. Solution? Have you heard about Prilosec OTC? If not perhaps you would like to try it. Prilosec OTC has a special offer going on right now through February 15th. Buy 2 Prilosec OTC and get $25 back. Now, I personally have not tried Prilosec OTC yet. But according to the site: "How and Why Prilosec OTC® Works Prilosec OTC Blocks Heartburn When you eat, millions of tiny pumps in your stomach lining create acid to break down food. Normally your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) works as a door, opening and closing to let food pass from your esophagus HEARTBURN GLOSSARY Esophagus: Tube connecting the mouth to the stomach; a passageway for food; part of the digestive

What To Do About Those Fuzzy Uninvited Guests In The Home

When we talk about pests in the home, the most common that we tend to deal with are the creepy-crawlies that find their way in. Ants, termites, and spiders, for instance. Occasionally though, you have a real chance of getting a much bigger, fuzzier unwanted guest in the home. What do you do about the fact your home is at risk of becoming a wildlife sanctuary for some truly unhealthy and even dangerous beasts? Picture by Alexas_Fotos Know the signs It doesn’t matter if you’re in a suburban home, a country cottage, or a fourth-floor apartment. Some animals can find their way just about anywhere. It’s worth knowing the signs of pest infestation so you can confirm it and act on it immediately. Spotting droppings, keeping an ear out for scratching, and looking for signs of nesting like shredded paper, scrunched leaves, and grass clippings around the home without explanation can help you start fighting back. Picture by wolfgang_vodt Cleanliness is key If there’s
 Hey neighbors, its with a heavy heart I let you all know that my mom (Lori) unexpectedly passed away the end of June. Our family has been taking the time between now and then to be together and remember what a light mom was. I came on towards the end of last year and was planning on fully moving my interviews and review to this website. I intend to to so partially to keep mommas beautiful website going. Thank you all so much for your love and support over the years. ~Mercy