I have seen people jump into buying a pet, without really giving much thought to it. This can cause a lot of damage to your home, especially your yard if you get a new puppy. There are several things that you can do to make your yard pet friendly. This means your pet will be able to roam around in the yard without worry that they will get out, and injure themselves. Below are five easy to follow steps.
Hole free gate
This may seem like a common sense idea to get a fence with no holes for escape in it, but you would be surprised at how many people never really consider this. Some may feel that they already have a fence in the yard, so this is good enough, and they can patch up the holes in the yard as they go. That is one option but not necessarily the best way to go after buying your pet. Instead focus on fixing these items before you get your pet. You want your gate to be in good shape, and to be maintained that way.
Fresh water source
If you can afford it why not make a fresh water source for your dog. Not only will it add a nice decorative touch to your home, your pet will also be able to get a drink when needed. You can set up a simple in ground fountain system, which will not be cheap. However, you should expect to attract some other little furry visitors in the yard, who may also enjoy the fresh water source.
Comfy dog house
Even if your dog is only allowed in the yard when you are home, why not give them a nice comfortable place to relax when they are finished playing. There are so many great looking dog houses to choose from. I would recommend looking for one that can be closed up when not in use. This will help to keep any other critters out of the dog house, when no one is there.
Toxic plants, and rocks
Part of making your home pet friendly is by taking out things that can hurt them. For example, do you have any flowers that may be harmful to your pet. Also I have found that small rocks can also be harmful to young puppies who sometimes like to eat them. This means that you have to take the time to walk around the yard, and check and see if there are any hazards. You will also want to make sure the play space is safe.