Dog-Friendly Gardening: Creating a Safe Haven for You and Your Dog

Veloce Publishing Ltd
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Does your garden look more like a prison exercise yard than somewhere to relax? Or is it a beautiful haven that you'd like to stay that way when your new dog arrives? From dealing with the practicalities of escape-proof fencing, to discouraging unwanted toilet activities in the rockery, this book will help you solve the problems that other gardening and dog-care books don't touch on. Green fingers are an asset, but not essential – these tips are useful for everyone. Whatever your budget or plot size, with a little effort and imagination you can create an attractive outdoor environment that will actively enhance your relationship with your dog; a place where you can enjoy playing and relaxing together. Covering safety, planting, garden projects, and much more, this book is packed with practical advice and innovative ideas to help you and your dog enjoy your garden.
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About the author

Despite growing up in a family of keen gardeners, it looked as though the gardening gene had skipped a generation for Karen Bush – until the arrival of a large shaggy dog from an animal rescue shelter, whose presence triggered a fairly urgent need to do something about the wilderness outside the kitchen window. Boris was soon joined by another rescue puppy, and, as the pair enthusiastically set about investigating their surroundings, it became apparent that a little more than mowing the lawn was needed if the garden was to be a relaxing and safe place for everyone ... Karen is the author of 18 books to date, including two on dogs, and has written regularly for leading national magazine Your Dog since its inception.

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Publisher
Veloce Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Oct 31, 2012
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781845844103
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Language
English
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Genres
Gardening / General
Gardening / Reference
Pets / Dogs / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Available on Android devices
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