Better Than a Dog Run — Yard Ideas for Your Four-Legged Family MemberDog- and People-Friendly Yard
This small space accommodates three dogs and their people. Stone dust, a material known for reducing doggy odors, was used to create pet-friendly paths while plants beds were added for human enjoyment.
Tip: Although stone dust is an inexpensive and low-maintenance option, ¾-inch pea gravel is better for windy areas.
FYI: Indoor dog space is a growing trend; 13% of dogs have their own room.
Better Than a Dog Run — Yard Ideas for Your Four-Legged Family MemberWoof-Tastic Haven
Wood chips are a great dog run staple. It’s soft on paws, doesn’t get muddy, and makes cleanup a cinch.
Tip: Pick a pooch-friendly mulch. Cocoa bean mulch can be deadly if ingested. Mulches that contain fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides are also highly toxic. Cedar mulch is a great choice since it repels flies and ticks.
FYI: We heart hounds; 54% of Americans refer to themselves as pet parents.
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Better Than a Dog Run — Yard Ideas for Your Four-Legged Family MemberMake a Splash
Cool your hot dog down with this chill built-in. The insert is called the Bone Pool — it’s a chew- and UV-resistant wading pool for pups that you fill with a garden hose. Price: $369
Tip: Got a real pool? Non-chlorine chemicals like bromine are safer for dogs.
FYI: Pet spending is increasing. Pet products are consider a recession-proof industry.
Better Than a Dog Run — Yard Ideas for Your Four-Legged Family MemberPawsome Barkitecture
Here’s something to howl about: Americans are willing to spend money on pet features that complement their homes. So an aesthetically pleasing dog house that works with your home’s architectural style is a hot property.
Tip: Keep your local weather in mind when picking a canine crib. This dwelling was designed for a desert environment.