3) Dog Hammock: This free-standing patio hammock is like a camping chair for your dog. It’s weather resistant and has a built in cooling water pouch to keep non-swimming dogs cool on hot days. These are also great for older dogs that have bad hips or backs, where lying on a hard surface may be painful for them.
4) Perimeter Path: Dogs love to patrol their turf, so don’t be surprised if you find a well-worn path around the property line. This is one habit that you really can’t break, so consider adding a paved path for them to use. This is a great use for leftover pavers, as a narrow two foot wide path is all that is needed.
5) Sandbox: Is your dog ruining your grass by leaving craters throughout the backyard? Maybe he’s a terrier or other breed that was bred to dig. Or, maybe he’s just bored.
Let him go to town in an approved location in his very own sandbox. Use pavers that match your landscape design and create a walled sandbox by digging down just a foot or so and filling it halfway with sand. Hide toys to encourage digging and your dog will be one happy puppy.
The walls keep it tidy by containing the offshoot sand. Bonus: If your dog ever tires of it, just plant a tree!
What dog-friendly ideas do you have in your backyard?