Protect your real estate in Santa Monica and check out these tips to keep your dog from ruining your yard.
Keeping your real estate in Santa Monica and throughout the Westside in great shape is important. A huge part of this is curb appeal. However, sometimes, our furry friends do more harm than good when it comes to your yard. Whether it’s the front yard or the backyard, keep your property in tip-top shape and check out these ways that you can stop your dog from wrecking your yard.
Dilution is the Solution.
Your dog’s urine has destructive properties. Too much urine can leave your lawn with brown patches all over the place. Protect your grass and dilute your dog’s pee. After you see them go, pour a little water over the area to rinse it, and make sure that your pup has plenty of water throughout the day to keep them well hydrated and their pee diluted.
Create barriers around your yard to keep your dogs away from certain areas in your yard. Enclose your flowerbed with a brick planter, a fence, or natural barriers like roses to help keep your dogs away from your flowers.
Adapt to Their Needs.
Sometimes you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. Rather than trying to train your dog to stop, create a space that’s dog-friendly. Try swapping out certain areas of grass for gravel or invest in fake grass. That way everyone wins.
Keep Them Busy.
When your dog is bored, you’re asking for trouble. With nothing to do, your pup can’t help but get into mischief. From digging to devising escape plans, your dog can find a multitude of ways to destroy your yard when they have nothing else to do. Avoid mishaps and keep your dog engaged in various activities. Creating ways to entertain your dog while you’re away to keep them busy. Try filling a “busy” toy with food, hide food around the property, or find an activity that your dog likes to do. The busier they are, the less likely they are to get into trouble.
Keep your dog from ruining your yard and affecting your real estate in Santa Monica. When thinking of making a move, Sit Down With A Stand Up REALTOR®. Contact The Fealkoff Team for all your real estate needs. We’re helping families in both the Conejo Valley and the Westside of Los Angeles, including Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Calabasas, Santa Monica, Brentwood and more.