SunCzarina: she doesn't go over the fence, she goes under, and any attempts at blockading their way in (old lumber staked in place), she pulls out of the way and gets in there anyway. And they are in raised beds.
Everyone else: they are outside dogs, we don't neglect them, we don't starve them, we bring them in at night. My wife and I are outside people, we spend alot of time outside playing with the kids and dogs and gardening, etc. We have a dog run that we used to use for storing garden tools away from the dogs (Rhett would chew through the garden hose like a thing possessed), but we moved all of that stuff out to use it as a penalty box for this case. If we brought the dogs inside, then we would have a destroyed house, and bored dogs (our interior is not all that open). We put the dogs in the run when we can't watch them (like going away from the house), but we don't want to keep them in there all day and have crazy, bored dogs. The question that I asked was how to teach my dog to stay out of the garden for those moments when we turn our backs, how do I teach her that the garden is not for her?
Stella Von Holtzmann: GSD, Born Oct. 16 2009, The poop eater.
The Honorable Mr. Rhett Butler: Irish Setter, Born April 20, 2008, The Dog Faced Clown
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