How to Pet Proof Your Organic Backyard

After you’ve prepared the earth, mixed in some compost, and planted an array of organic vegetables, one of the last things you want to see is your dog treating your garden or backyard like its own exclusive playground or, even worse, like its own opulent salad bar.

So that your dog doesn’t ransack your organic backyard and lay waste to your hard work or potentially bring harm upon itself, here are some tips on how to pet-proof your organic backyard.

Obedience Training

Any dog can be trained, but some dog breeds are a bit more stubborn than others. If your dog exhibits the sort of characteristics that necessitates training, then you should either put in the effort to teach your dog to follow instructions or hire someone who can effectively train your dog.


While a fence will cost money and take time to install, it can also be an effective at keeping your dog out of sections of your organic backyard, especially if you have a garden that you want to safeguard from your four-legged bundle of joy. For best results, choose something that not only is effective at keeping your dog at bay, but also is esthetically pleasing rather than an eyesore.

Plant Pet-Friendly Vegetables and Flower

A garden full of organic produce and flowers spanning every color in the rainbow can be visually stimulating. Even so, you need to be mindful of your dog’s safety.


Some produce — such as:

  • Onions,
  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms

Are harmful to dogs.

And don’t think that produce is the only thing that can be toxic.

  • Daffodils
  • Tulips
  • Azaleas

These are only a handful of the plants that are deemed to be poisonous to dogs. If you’re unsure about what is or is not questionable, consult with your pet’s vet to find out what vegetables and plants could pose harm to your dog.

Maintain the Lawn

There are lots of reasons why you should strive for a well-manicured and properly trimmed backyard such as aesthetics, but there’s also a benefit for your pet. For instance, a short lawn will help to reduce the chances of your dog being infested with fleas and ticks. So, rather than having to resort to a cure, opt for an ounce of prevention by mowing and trimming regularly.

Play Area

Some dogs love to dig — and they’re often none too choosy about where they target. You obviously don’t want your pet to go about digging holes with reckless abandon. One way you can address this is to allocate a portion of the backyard for your pet. You might even dig up a section of the designated area, fill it up with sand, and then mix in your dog’s outdoor toys.

Yes, dogs are man’s best friend, as the saying goes, but you need to pet-proof your organic backyard for your sanity’s sake and your pet’s safety. If you follow these tips mentioned above it will help you to achieve both of those objectives. Please check out this link for more information about what you what human foods you should be feeding your dog.

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