Sunscreen? Check! Umbrella? Check! You are ready for Summer, but don’t forget about your pet! Pet owners want to know how to keep their pets comfortable and safe outdoors this Summer by creating a dog-friendly backyard. Follow these Summer tips to keep your dog safe in the garden.
 

Keep Your Dog Out of Compost

To keep your dog safe in your garden, the first step is removing anything toxic – like compost! While composting is a great way to help the environment, it contains a fungus that can be deadly for your dog. So, try keeping items that attract your pets like meat, fish, bones, dairy products, grease and oil out of your garden compost.
 
You can also use Invisible Fence® Brand’s Shields® Plus Outdoor Solutions to set avoidance boundaries around your compost piles to prevent your dog from eating compost in the first place.
 
If you suspect your dog ate your compost, contact your veterinarian right away.
 

Prevent Dog from Eating Poisonous Plants

In addition to compost, beautiful and common flowers can also be a hidden garden hazard for your pet. Check the ASPCA list of toxic plants for dogs to make sure your garden is hazard free. If common plants like parsley are a must for your herb garden, consider installing an outdoor barrier around them. Invisible Fence custom solutions can teach your pet to learn their boundaries and stay away from harmful plants and prizewinning petunias.
 

Protect Your Dog from Heat

With the increased temperatures of Summer, it is important to keep your dog protected from the heat. Check out our water safety tips for dogs to learn how to keep your dog cool this summer. Providing your dog with easy access to the house and A/C will help prevent dehydration and overheating in dogs. Install an automatic pet door like our Doorman™ Electronic Pet Door, so your pet can let himself in and out of the house to escape from the heat!
 
Avoiding outdoor Summer hazards is just one part of keeping your pets protected in their yard. For 45 years, Invisible Fence® Brand’s innovative solutions, industry-leading technology and expert training have given more than 3 million pets newfound independence and security - while also instilling confidence in their owners.

Learn about how our containment, avoidance and access solutions can provide safe boundaries for many outdoor scenarios at your FREE consultation.

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