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6 Easy Ways to Transform Your Garden into a Sensory Haven for Your Dog.

1. Use old tyres as planters. Old tyres provide a solid step up for dogs to use while they sniff and there is no risk of the tyre tipping over and spilling the contents. The tyre itself is a textured surface for your dog to explore and the tyres can be painted any colour you like!

2. Create a sand pit. If your dog loves to dig up your garden why not give them their very own area where they are actually ALLOWED to dig! Kid's clamshell sand pits are a great option as they can be closed over and protected. Hide treats and toys for them to find to keep it interesting.

3. Let the grass grow. If your dog spends most of their time with their nose to the ground why not allow the grass to grow long in an area of the garden and you can use this area to feed your dog. Scatter the food through the long grass and watch them enjoy sniffing it out!

4. It's all in the texture. Create different textures for your dog to feel under their paws, surfaces like sand, gravel, bark and dirt are all non toxic and can be used as an interactive area for your dog.

5. Create different levels. It could be as simple as adding a log for your dog to jump up on! Different levels allows your dog to see things from a different view point and jumping up and down will be great exercise!

6. Use dog safe plants with healing and medicating properties. Some plants on the safe list are:

  • Birch

  • Peppermint

  • Lavender

  • Valerian

  • Catnip

  • Willow

  • Wheatgrass

  • Meadowsweet

  • Marigold

Have you already got an enrichment area in your garden for you dog(s)? What's in there? Let us know in the comments.

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