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Old 04-17-2013, 07:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I don't have a big yard, but I want to make an awesome dog friendly and attractive area for my dogs. Looking for inspirational pics!

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Old 04-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well a front yard really;

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i think your dogs will appreciate any clean, fenced yard. i like
how you're thinking about your dogs. do dogs recognize attractive? lol.

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to get attractive for dogs, just grab any road kill you come across and throw it in the yard.
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We have a little baby pool for our pup because he's a water nut. What does your dog like to play with?
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Fiona does not have a yard, she has a balcony. She has a kiddie pool, a giant limb she can gnaw on, and a window to look out and see people, dogs, etc walking by.


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Old 04-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I agree a fence is a must, and our pup loves to lay in shaded thick grass. And dig holes and lay in the dirt.
And making it attractive mostly for my own eyes. Maybe just keeping it kept up and clean of doggie messes.
List of ideas/projects
*fence
*maybe synthetic dog safe grass
*automatic water bowl
*designated digging area with hidden bones.
*shaded areas.
*long dog run behind pool cage.
* doggie pool


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LoL. All good ideas, but honestly, all you'll need is a fence and, if you don't want them doing their business on the grass itself, a cement pad. As for the digging, maybe have a sandbox the dog can dig in so they aren't digging up your garden and you can hide stuff in there.

My yard is fresh cut with a section of tall grass as it's a great place to hide doing SAR work and it leads right into the state park behind our house.
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Set up some PVC jumps, weave poles, simple things to build and your dog to learn to navigate. More likely than not...they won't just randomly use large obstacles in the yard. They're not going to exert extra effort for no reason. If you have the space/money a pool or a pond might be exciting but if you're just talking regular back yard, take yourself and a tennis ball and I'm sure they'll love it.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I think a wading pool would be neat .. natural creek bed looking with maybe a water fall? Of course, I love water features probably more than the dog would! Plenty of shade trees?
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