Creating a dog friendly garden isn’t difficult all it takes is a little thought and forward planning. About 35% of Australian households own at least one dog and although this number has reduced slightly in the last few years, we remain a nation of dog lovers. Most dog lovers have a garden and have struggled at times to have a great garden as well as a happy healthy pet. It’s possible to have both, a few simple design tips that can be implemented in both established and new gardens will ensure the whole family (including the dog) is content.

Caring for a new puppy can be a gardener’s worst nightmare. By the time the puppy has matured and is happy to laze under a cool tree, the backyard is often a shadow of its former glory. But don’t let this be a deterrent, the emotional and physical benefits of owning a dog far outweighs the negatives.  Take a look around the backyard and begin to create some pet friendly features, make it an enjoyable space for the whole family including the dog.

Five top tips for a dog friendly garden

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