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When it comes to dog-proofing your garden, it’s imperative to know your dog’s characteristics and plan accordingly. Start by checking with local authorities to find out whether they impose height restrictions on boundary walls. A five-foot fence should efficiently contain small and medium breeds but may simply provide an agility challenge for a Border Collie. An eight-foot wooden fence is a safer bet. Also, it’s important to ensure that you don’t have any rocks or other objects like an outdoor dog kennel close to the boundary that your dog can use as ‘a ladder’.

 

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Dogs (and some cats) like cool treats just as kids do. Consider freezing Ultramix sweet potato or pumpkin puree dietary supplements in an ice tray and serve ice as a summer treat. Alternatively, turn the frozen treat into something special by freezing the mixture in small plastic cups and using a natural chewy treat as the stick. Insert the treat when the puree is partly frozen to get the stick to stand up properly. The treat should be easy to remove from the cup if you run the cup briefly under lukewarm water.