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Dog Friendly Gardens, Garden Friendly Dogsby Cheryl S Smith
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People love their dogs. They also love their gardens. But sometimes these two passions seem to be in conflict. Let Dog Friendly Gardens, Garden Friendly Dogs show you how to design your garden with your dog in mind and be your guide to dog-friendly landscaping and training efforts.Not just "one more garden design book." Every part of this book shows you how garden design and traditional gardening tasks can blend harmoniously with dog ownership. Not just "one more dog training book." Just like a dog can be trained to respect your indoor living space, so too can she be trained to respect the garden and its many features.In this easy to follow, full-color book the author details how to design the garden with the dog in mind by observing dog behavior. She describes materials that work well with dogs as well as plant selection that can withstand even the most energetic canine. Smith also explains how to have a lush green lawn without harmful chemicals and tips for growing fruit and veggies for the entire family — including the dog!Learn how the breed of dog (or mix of breeds) can affect garden behavior and how to avoid dog-garden conflict by good garden design and positive dog training. Boundary training, outdoor equipment, and directing digging and elimination to the right places are other features that are explained in detail.
The first book ever written that tells you exactly how to combine your love of dogs with your love of gardening. You'll learn how to design your garden with your dog in mind and how to train your dog with your garden in mind. Easy to follow, full color!
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-188) and index.
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