If your dog is as mischievous as Angus then you will understand the constant difficulties of maintaining a household. No matter how tired he is, how many treats I bribe him with and how many toys I buy him he still manages to cause chaos wherever he goes. From stealing tools, attacking cleaning props or ‘burying the evidence’ I am constantly chasing him and making sure everything is out of reach. I even have a ‘checklist’ before I go to work. You may think its bad training but it really isn’t, he is so clever and wise that its just his character and we love him all the more for it even when he is hanging off my sock or ‘killing’ the hoover.
He is literally into everything, if it moves, he will chase it (spiders and flies don’t stand a chance) if it’s on the ground he will lick it, if it looks tasty, he will eat it and if there is dirt he will dig for China. This makes things not only difficult in the house but extremely stressful in the garden; I never realised before I had Angus how dangerous your little paradise could be. After days researching and various trips to garden centres, I managed to create a space we could both enjoy without fearing if it would lead to a trip to the vets.
So, if you are a dog parent like me and you are about to start your annual garden planting here is a little guide to help you make your garden a little more Dog Furiendly (or Cat Furiendly).
Note: this does not cover all plants/flowers, just a few common ones, to see a couple more, download our free guide.