If you have got yourself a new little pup or even an older handsome dog, your brain could be going into overdrive about how to keep them safe, especially if you live next to a busy road or next to something such as an open river.
Dogs are very explorative creatures, and unfortunately, that can sometimes put them in danger.
If you are worried about the safety of your dog in your garden, there are some things you can do to help manage this so you can let them carry on being their inquisitive selves with fewer of the risks.
Read this piece to find out how.
Sort Out Poisonous Plants
There are many plants that are completely fine for us but can be extremely toxic to our precious pets; this is why it is crucial that you eliminate any that can cause your dog harm from your garden.
Plants that can be harmful to your dogs include, but are not limited to:
- Daffodil bulbs
- Bird of Paradise
If you have plenty of plants in your garden, it is best that you do a diligent check on each plant to make sure it will not cause your dog any problems. If you are not sure, it is just best to take them out or put them somewhere that your pup will not be able to reach.
Invest in a Fence
If you have pets that are allowed out and about in the garden, it is best that you have a fencing option to help keep them in safe parameters.
You will also need one high enough that your dog cannot jump over it. Fences work well for a few reasons when it comes to keeping your dog safe. First, it keeps your dog in, which can be great if you are next to a particularly busy road or a deep body of water. It can also help keep your dog safe from those on the other side of the fence too.
If you are not able to get a fence, but you know you and your dog will benefit from having set parameters, why not invest in a smart gadget for dogs such as some DogWatch products. You are able to use gadgets to set invisible fences in any area of your choice, and they will alert you if your dog happens to wander off. You can also set up multiple areas if you want to keep your pup away from specific dangers, such as a swimming pool or a fire pit area.
Beware of Your Pond
We all know that dogs are natural hunters, so while it is less of a surprise that cats bring back various creatures as an offering to their owners, dogs can still go after little animals that they find in the garden. If you have a pond, toads are definitely something to watch out for, as they can secrete venom that can be toxic to dogs.
Now you know how to keep your dog safe in your garden!