Help! Am a new dog owner. have 3 postage size lawns in garden which
they have trashed! They have created their own racetrack circuit
around the garden. Is there a special grass I could buy that would
wear better or will the bare pathways grow back? Don't want to stop
their fun but love my garden as well!!
fence the area you want em to go in. that is what I did for my 6 dogs and I
25' x 25' back yard ... in the area they arent allowed I have a koi pond, 2
beds, a little greenhouse to sit in, and room for a lotus pond this year, and a
central area for seating. Ingrid
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No, and no. Dogs play and chase all year round; the racetrack will be
a mudbath in wet weather and a dustbath in summer. You could pave or
bark-chip it to reduce the amount of mud/dust they bring indoors.In a
small garden, I recommend daily poop-scooping before they start running
through that too.
Now it's their garden too :~} The combination of more than one active
dog and tiny amounts of lawn to run about on was not a very good choice
imho, but you made it, the dogs didn't.
My neighbor's dog is obsessed with my dogs and runs up and down the property
line following their activities. She has tried numerous things to stop her,
with no luck. The dog goes over or under or through all the barriers and
plants she's put in its way.
Let your dogs have their runway. If you try to alter their path you'll only
increase the damage. Pave, gravel or mulch the path to help with muddy paws.
Maybe you could plant in the spots outside the path.
This sounds as though your dogs spend all of their time outside in the yard
and are bored. A bored dog doesn't have anything better to do than to
destroy his surroundings. The solution to this is to keep your dogs
indoors, and take them to obedience training, and give them structured
vigorous exercise. Don't place them in the yard unsupervised either. When
they are in the yard, you are either with them playing with them or with
them supervising their "going". If you exercise your dog vigorously before
you leave for work each day and then kennel them indoors until your return
and then have additional supervised play time, then they will not be bored
and your lawn will be in better shape. You'll NEVER have a perfect green
carpet again though, but you CAN have some "lawn". Daily pooperscooping
also goes with this as well.
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