Dog Friendly Gardens, Garden Friendly Dogs


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Cheryl Smith has written a useful book for dog owners wanting to fit their gardens to their dogs, and teach their dogs how to behave in the garden. The emphasis on training is refreshing. It is not only possible to train dogs to respect parts of your garden, it is also possible to train them to respect some wildlife, in particular, hedgehogs and amphibians. Dogs are far more compatible with wildlife than are cats, because dogs can be trained more easily. They also can't climb trees, so bird life is safer!

This book has tips for people who want low-maintenance gardens, and ideas for keener gardeners, such as what vegetable to grow for dogs. It goes beyond the usual advice to plant tough, non-poisonous plants. It is also well illustrated, and would make a nice present for someone with a garden and a dog.