Dog Friendly Yards

Spring is finally here! Technically, the first day of Spring is March 21st. However, a sure sign that Spring is upon us, are the daffodils and crocus appearing in the garden.

The garden looks beautiful until a dog runs through it. Keeping dogs out of the garden can be a challenge. Sometimes chicken wire and decorative picket fences are necessary to prevent blooming flowers or just planted shrubs from being trampled.

Some pet owners train their dogs to stay in a certain section of their yard. This helps prevent brown spots on the grass and trampled gardens. It also assures dog owners with small children that there is a clean area of the yard for their children to play.

Dogs enjoy being outside and running around in the yard. Electric fences, fenced in yards or dog runs keep dogs safe on a dog owner’s property. Dogs who like to chase rabbits and squirrels can endanger themselves and others if they run loose in the neighborhood and/or street in pursuit of wildlife.

Keeping your dog on your property also prevents issues of neighbors getting upset with dogs pooping or peeing and leaving brown spots on their lawn. Responsible dog owners should have control of their dog at all times.

After work, get outside and enjoy the extra hour of daylight. Dogs who are crated all day will appreciate a long walk. An eco-friendly solution to pick up after your pet is Clean Go Biodegradable Dog Waste Bags. The unscented leak proof bags have quick-tie handles to seal in odors and will naturally decompose after use.

Dog parks are a popular place in the Spring. The temperature is not too hot for your dog to run around for a couple of hours. The Spring rain showers can make the dog park quite muddy, so bring along a towel for a quick clean up before your dog jumps in your car! Old blankets or car seat covers keep the car upholstery free of pet hair, dirt, and moisture.

A little sunshine and exercise does wonders for humans and canines alike! Being outdoors replenishes our energy level. Spring Ahead to a wonderful season of health and happiness!

The days are longer and the temperatures are getting warmer. It’s perfect weather to enjoy a walk in the park with your dog. Joanne Gallagher recommends visiting Jake’s Dog House to equip your dog with nice Dog Sweater for those long walks in the park.