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to NOT cross the garden perpendicular to the rows!

Crash Bandicoot loves to cross the garden by coming right thru the rows and strawberry patch. How do I teach her to be aware of where her feet are?

There are plans on the internet to build a 'ladder' for them to walk over. Would that combined with walking her up and down the rows work?




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I've never had a dog that wouldn't take the shortest route s/he could navigate. I think you would have better luck teaching the human to build a fence...
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Oh you've never seen me with a hammer. It's far less dangerous to everyone involved if I try to teach her to down the row.




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I fenced in my vegetable/herb garden to keep the dogs out. Although they didn't really bother the plants, I was more concerned with them using it as a bathroom... I found garden/rabbit fencing at the hardware store which worked really well.


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Re: to NOT cross the garden perpendicular to the rows!

wow, that's an awesome name! Brings back memories of the original game when the franchise was still good!

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Re: to NOT cross the garden perpendicular to the r

That's not her name. I think it should have been though. She's definitely a 'charge and think later' kinda girl.

She's done very well out in the garden today while I'm planting. I keep telling her Out and Back and now she's going around the edge of the garden to come to me.

tomatoes, celery and peppers are done. Now to go see what else DH brought home and if it was even on the list!




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Well, I'd say then, if you are unsafe with a hammer, that maybe it is a lost cause EXCEPT - I saw "step in" posts at Tractor Supply last week. (sorry your excuse isn't good any more!)
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Don't have any recent pictures of my garden but this year I put 2' wire hoop fence around the outside and yelled at the dogs repeatedly to GET OUT OF MY GARDEN! Then I put 1' sections of 12" hoop fence in front of some of the plants that weren't under the protection of a shrub.

The green wire blends with the plants so I don't see them but Big Fat Foot Puppy sees them. He's careful not to go near them becuase he's gotten his big fat leg stuck in a few of them.

I was proud of Big Fat Foot today - he has a cone on his head from his neuter on thursday, he was on 75 mg of ACE and a rymadil, yet he remembered NOT to chase his ball past the fence into my garden.

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Originally Posted By: middleofnowhereWell, I'd say then, if you are unsafe with a hammer, that maybe it is a lost cause EXCEPT - I saw "step in" posts at Tractor Supply last week. (sorry your excuse isn't good any more!)
I don't want to put a fence around my garden. She can easily jump 2' and probably 3'. I'm not putting an eyesore of 4' around the garden. She did fine yesterday with Out and Back so I guess I can figure it out on my own.




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Out and Back yesterday worked!! I'm finishing planting today and threw her frisbee...and then cringed as I realized the wind took it directly over the tomatoes! She went all the way around the garden like the good girl that she is (yeah right...she's a lunatic!!) to get her frisbee and bring it back to me.




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