Indoor and outdoor accommodations for dogs have reached new heights in recent years. Pampered pooches can now have an outdoor living space that their human companion might be envious of. As you plan your outdoor landscape, there are various features you can include in the design that will enable your dog to live luxuriously.
Provide Adequate Shelter
Your dog needs one or more locations where it can enjoy a cool shady spot on a hot day. Include a couple of shade trees in your landscape. A good location for your dog’s house is under one of those trees. Today’s dog house designs feature houses with a gardening space on the roof, uniquely-shaped houses, duplex designs, houses with a ramp leading to a scenic lookout on top of the doghouse and many other creative designs.
A Fence with a View
Wooden privacy fences are not an ideal landscape design option if you plan to keep a dog inside the fence. When left in a confined space without a view of what’s happening on the other side of the fence, a dog may quickly become bored. Boredom can lead to mischief. Aluminum picket fences, such as those you can get from Mills Fence, are an attractive choice for your lawn. They can keep your dog safely confined while allowing them to watch the activity going on around them.
Most dogs like to dig. Obviously, though, you probably would prefer that they not dig in your flower bed or garden space. One way to pamper your dog and possibly save your flower bed is to provide your dog a treasure hunting area in the yard. Fill a sandbox with dirt or mulch and hide edible treats, dog toys and chew bones in that space. Most likely, your dog will enjoy a daily treasure hunt in its personal “owner-approved” digging space.
You already know that you need to leave a clean supply of water available for your dog at all times. However, you can get far more creative with your watering idea than just a bowl filled with water. An outdoor fountain will not only provide a steady source of water for your dog, it will provide a play area for them to enjoy on a hot day.
You can transform your yard into a luxury retreat and delightful play area for your dog simply by implementing some special features such as those mentioned above. Let your creativity guide you to new and inventive ways to pamper your dog.