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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-03-2015, 07:30 AM
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Mine hasn't ruined the garden but he has destroyed two plastic watering cans, He "helps" carry the cans back to the hose for refill. After he destroyed the plastic watering cans I went to Tractor Supply and bought two heavy duty plastic buckets. He still managed to bite through the side and bottom of the bucket !!!!! So now he has one bucket that he carries back to the hose (with lots of little leaks) and one I carry back to the hose. His reward is that I hold the hose nozzle way up above my head and spray the water out into the yard for him to chase.
I know, I know, this will make it hard to use the hose to water anything but he is so very happy "helping" carry the buckets and trying to catch the spray. It is a trade off I am willing to make.

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We have a garden style in which they cannot do any damage; no watering, minimal weeding and the veggie garden is fenced off from wild and domestic critters.
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My dog "only" dug out bulbs, specifically, onions and tulips. For some reason was very intrigue by underground smells and shapes, and that included garden and pots, everything else was safe.
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Yes, fences are the only thing that has worked for me.

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My GSDs have dug cooling holes, holes to get at small critters, eaten my veggies until I fenced garden off, and peed on the same spots in lawn until they died. I tried to counteract brown spots with recommended lime treatment (base to balance acid), with very limited success. Filling in holes just seems to invite re-digging to find out where the hole went!

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Filling in holes just seems to invite re-digging to find out where the hole went!
Never thought of that one! Hope they found it.
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Ugh, not waiting for summer/spring to come when I think about our (small) backyard. In late summer/autumn there were lots of brown spots and a pretty muddy trail of where the dog (puppy last year) ran everytime she went outside. Also chewed down some of my flower plants. My fiancé was not happy when I asked him if he cut the lawn and when he came back he looked at me pretty irritated and said "yeah if there would be something left to cut ". Its not that bad, but its bad, I gotta fix it

Whats the plan for me this spring and summer? Can I just grow new grass by spreading seeds? And for some couple of months, the dog goes out on short walks everytime she needs to pee? Do you let the dog pee and poop in the backyard and if so, do you do anything about the pee spot?
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They haven't ruined the garden, however I have a perfect circle around my greenhouse from the fun game of Dog Chase Dog. I believe I'll brick it this summer.

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post #29 of 31 (permalink) Old 01-06-2016, 04:54 PM
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My dog "only" dug out bulbs, specifically, onions and tulips. For some reason was very intrigue by underground smells and shapes, and that included garden and pots, everything else was safe.
Same here, she is an expert in "finding" and digging out bulbs, one day she picked all onion from our garden when left unsupervised. Great helper.
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So Titan has always been pretty good with the yard. Not much of a digger or chewer, or anything. The only thing he does is try to play with toys by himself by putting them on the ground, standing with his front paws on either side and then attempting to move the toy behind him... results in random "lanes" in the yard in various places. I can deal with that. Lol. Well.. his doggy buddies visit frequently and we watch them a lot also... THEY like to dig and destroy my yard. And ever since they have come and dug.. Titan likes to continue what they started... Joys of my life. When they leave he doesn't do anything, but when they are there.. man he likes to help them. *sigh*

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