Training Your Dog
Just as it is important to consider the design of your garden in relation to the needs of your dog, it is also important to make sure you manage the behavior of your dog when it is out in the garden.
Basic training can be very helpful, and prevent a lot of problems before they arise.
You can discourage dogs from walking over flower beds by erecting low boundary fences. Once the dog has established alternate routes around the garden, such barriers can usually be removed.
With a bit of time and patience, most dogs can be trained to go to the toilet in one particular area of the garden.
This will not only make the task of cleaning up after your dog much easier, but will also reduce urine damage to your lawn.
There are several products available to help with toilet training, and encourage your dog to 'go' in a particular spot. These include Potty Rocks and 'Pee Post' Pheromone-Treated Yard Stakes
It is probably wise to pick a quiet corner of the garden, away from the house and most frequented areas, to designate as the "toilet area". If you decide to use a Dog Waste Disposal System, you can place this here too.
As with all the contents of these page, the above is intended for educational purposes only. This information is not intended as medical advice, and should not replace veterinary consultation or treatment.