Dog-Proofing Your Yard for Safety and Fun

Install secure 6 foot fence around perimeter. Bury bottom or add chicken wire to prevent digging out.


Use self-closing gates with locks to keep gate from being left open. Prevent escape.  


Provide shade with trees, shelters, shade cloths. Prevent overheating. Give access to water.


Check for and remove hazards - toxic plants and objects. Use mulch and covers to protect dogs.   


Designate dig friendly space with sand. Provide chew toys and play equipment to prevent destruction.

Play Space

Use hardy, non-toxic plants. Avoid thorns, spiky seed pods. Place decorative rock as barriers.  


Pick up waste frequently to keep clean. Provide poop bags and trash cans.


Picking the Best Dog Food for Age and Activity