Freeing Fido: How to Make Your Yard More Dog-Friendly

Freeing-Fido-How-to-Make-Your-Yard-More-Dog-Friendly

Five additions that will help you create a doggie haven

How often do you stop by the supermarket to pick up some milk or a loaf of bread and somehow you end up coming home with a toy for your dog? If you’re like a lot of people, that probably happens a lot.

There’s a reason why we spend millions of dollars every year on our four-legged friends: Dogs are just great. And because we love them so much, we of course want them to be as happy as possible.

One way you can do this is by making your yard a little more dog-friendly. After all, your furry pal probably spends more time in your yard than you do, right? Here are five improvements you can make:

Fence

Even if you have a very well-trained dog, a fence is always a good idea. While your pooch may not wander away, there’s probably a good chance you’ll get some uninvited guests, including other dogs that might not be so friendly, and maybe even some wild animals. If you don’t want to fence your entire yard, a fenced-in dog run could do the trick.

Water elements

Most dogs love water, and you can enhance your yard by adding different feature such as a fountain, stream, or even a shallow pond. Your dog will appreciate the opportunity to cool off on those very hot days.

Sun protection

You may not realize it, but dogs can suffer the same things we can, including sunburn and heatstroke. This is why you should make sure your yard has some nice shady spots. If tall trees are lacking, there are other options, including shade cloths. A doghouse is also an excellent addition your dog will love.

Fun stuff

So now that you’ve created a nice area for your dog, it’s time to think of ways to keep him entertained. There are tons of things you can do, such as bringing in long outdoor tunnels, which are fun and provide a shady spot. If your dog’s a digger, you can set up a sandbox or other area where he can dig to his heart’s content. Another fun idea is to put little porthole windows in your fence so your dog can see what’s going on and won’t feel the need to jump over or dig under.

Pest control!

An amazing and fun yard will quickly be spoiled if it’s invaded by pests like mosquitos. We know how dangerous mosquitos are to humans, but they are also hazardous to our dogs. In addition to itchy skin, mosquitos are responsible for giving dogs heartworm disease, which can be fatal. The best way to keep mosquitos out of your yard is with a misting system, which is easy to set up and automated.

When you add these elements to your yard, your dog will love you even more. And to get more information on having a misting system installed, just contact Platinum Mosquito Protection for a free on-site consultation. You and your pooch can live a life without mosquitos!