Creating dog friendly gardens for your Miniature Schnauzer is not hard to do… and when you are finished you will have a beautiful garden to enjoy and one that provides safety for your dog.
Before actually getting started, it's a good idea to just observe and watch your Schnauzer's outside activities for a while. Is he a digger? Does he romp through the flower beds? Is he wearing out a visible path? Or perhaps your Schnauzer just runs along the fence, chasing those pesky squirrels. Knowing how your dog behaves when he is outside will help you determine the best lay out for your garden and the changes you will need to make.
When planting a dog friendly garden, be sure not to include any plants that are poisonous to dogs. Also, stay away from having other potentially harmful plants in your garden like thorny bushes which could cause serious eye injuries to your Schnauzer.
Instead, plant only dog safe plants and flowers (list provided by the ASPCA). Luckily there are plenty of beautiful plants and flowers that are non-toxic to dogs so we can create a lovely garden, including Snapdragons, Baby’s Tears, Bachelors Buttons, and Zinnias. And for shrubbery, try Forsythia (or Golden Bells) to add a bright pop color.
|Bachelors Buttons||Baby's Tears||Snapdragons|
|Canna Lily||Zinnias||Grape Hyacinths|
Please note: Although the plants listed are deemed "non-toxic to dogs" according to the ASPCA, it's always best to play it safe and never allow your Miniature Schnauzer to ingest any parts of plants.
If you think that your Schnauzer may have ingested a poisonous plant, contact your local veterinarian or the ASPCA 24-hour emergency poison hotline directly at 1-888-426-4435.
So what are the basic needs of your Miniature Schnauzer when he is outside in the backyard? Let's see, he goes outside to potty, to play, and to relax a bit. So let's come up with areas suitable to incorporate his needs while keeping our yard intact.
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Just by making a few simple changes to your existing yard can create a dog friendly garden that you both can enjoy all year long. And be sure to check out these Schnauzer themed outdoor lawn and garden items
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