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How to make your garden dog-safe


If you want to make your garden dog-safe, you should on the one hand eliminate sources of danger, and on the other hand pay attention to appropriate fencing. Different things are important. Spending time in the garden is nice! - Image: Shutterstock / BENCHA STEWART

Romping around is fun, especially in the garden. If you want to let your dog play alone outdoors or have a passionate stray dog ​​at home, it is important to fence the garden well and secure against breakouts.

Dog fence for the property

A secure dog fence is also fundamental if you own a list dog or a dog with a strong hunting instinct. The garden fence should not only be gap-free, but also high enough - if a sports cannon jumps with a start, it should still not be able to overcome it. If you have a four-legged friend who likes to dig a lot, you should also take appropriate safety precautions, for example by letting the fence run a few centimeters underground. Check the fence regularly for holes to avoid the risk of breakouts.

Warning: If your dog is classified as potentially dangerous in your state, i.e. as a list dog, there are usually special requirements for fence construction that apply to the respective breed. These must be followed for the posture to be approved.

Avoid sources of danger in the garden

The fence is up? Then it is now a matter of making the garden dog-safe. First of all, you should look around your garden to see if there are any poisonous plants in it. These should, for security of love, be replaced by non-toxic ones or be made inaccessible to the dog by another fence. Fertilizers, toxic pesticides, weed killers, snail poison and other dangerous substances should no longer be used from the time the dog moves in.

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Other chemicals or buckets of paints should also be locked dog-proof and placed out of the dog's reach. If you have a pond or a swimming pool in the garden, you should provide it with an opportunity that the four-legged friend can use to get out of the water if necessary - for example with a board. Garbage bags, open cables, building debris with rusty nails and other risk of injury should also be eliminated.