How to make the perfect dog-friendly yard?

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Dogs love the great outdoors, so they should be able to have plenty of fun in their outdoor home base: your back yard. The same way you keep the inside of your home pet friendly, the outside of your home should be a safe and enjoyable place for your furry friend. If you're trying to figure out how to make your yard a puppy paradise, take a look at these tips!

To make your yard a safe haven for your dog, make sure your fence is strong and secure. Replace any weak or broken boards. Make sure the fence is tall enough to prevent high-jumpers from making the leap. If you have a dog who would dig their way beneath the fence, try putting chicken wire in the ground below to keep them from escaping. Finally, some dogs know how to open gates, so make sure you've got one that even the smartest dog can't unlock!Also, you want to make sure your garden doesn't have any poisonous plants. Azaleas, daffodils, sago palms, lilies, tulips, begonias, and aloe vera are just a few of the plants that can send your pup to the vet. Do your research before planting to ensure your beautiful garden won't hurt your dog if they decide to snack on those newly planted flowers.Fleas and ticks can cause irritation and illness in any dog, and tall grass is the perfect hiding place for these nasty critters. Keep your lawn trimmed regularly to help protect your dog from these pests.During the summer, the hot sun can put your dog in danger of overheating. A nice dog house, a big tree, or a covered patio is a great place for your pup to cool off. Make sure they've got plenty of water to drink!Finally, you want your backyard to be a place where your dog can have fun! Get some balls, a frisbee, or a rope to play tug of war. Invest in an agility course to keep your dog fit! If you've got a dog who loves the water, consider getting a kiddie pool or putting in a small pond so they can swim around and stay cool during the hot months of summer.Now get professional doggie daycare services in Madison for your pet.

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