Yard Design Tips for Dog Owners

Is your canine buddy’s landscaping destroying your yard? If so, you may want to consider doing some yard work. Below, a North Las Vegas veterinarian offers yard design tips for dog owners.


Contrary to popular belief, a good doghouse can actually increase the value of your home. Actually, dogs are one of the main reasons people choose to buy homes in the first place! Get one that compliments your property.

Add A Water Station

Consider adding a built-in watering hole with a filtration system. Self-circulating systems will keep the water from growing stagnant. It will save water, and Fido will always have clean, fresh water!

Build A Dog Run

Consider sectioning off a chunk of your yard for a dog run or pen. That way, Fido has room to play and run, and his waste is contained to one area, leaving you free to enjoy the rest of the yard.


Dog urine isn’t exactly good for lawns. Consider using fake grass or mulch instead of grass. Wood chips are great, because they won’t hurt your pooch’s paws. Just be sure to use dog-safe material. Avoid cocoa bean mulch, which is toxic to dogs!

Doggy Pool

Does Fido love water? If so, why not make a doggy pool area? Children’s wading pools are fairly inexpensive and easy to maintain, and can double as an easy bath spot. Doggy spas don’t have to be eyesores, either. Use potted trees, box gardens, statues, or other decorative items to make the doggy pool area pretty.

Keep Fido Out Of Your Garden

Does Fido keep trying to lend a helping paw to your gardening? There are a few things you can try. A fence, of course, is a great and simple option. For flowerbeds, try spraying plants with vinegar or apple bitter, or plant marigolds between rows. This will also help repel unwanted insects! Sprinkling powdered mustard or cayenne pepper around your plants may also convince your pooch to stay away from the salad bar!

For Senior Pets

If your pooch is getting older, and has to navigate stairs to get in and out of the yard, consider building a doggy ramp. This will make things much easier for old Fido, and it may come in handy for you, too!

Please contact us, your North Las Vegas veterinary clinic, for all of your dog’s pet care needs.

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