|Purred: Wed Mar 4, '09 12:35pm PST |
|Mom trained her previous Golden to stay out of raised beds by using a short (6"-8") fence. It won't stop a pup from going in the bed, but it shows them a boundary that can be learned.
Later, she could take up the fence. You could cut this stuff -- it's just cheap green wire -- and stick it around the inside top of the tub, it you're talking about those wooden barrel planters. Mom's never had trouble with us getting into her barrels, but we've picked up smaller planters & pots to fetch. She's never had any luck with red pepper type stuff in the past. We eventually get pretty bored with pots -- there's more interesting stuff to do here.
Easiest thing to do 1)Fence off your veg garden, just some cheap woven wire if you don't want to spend a lot. Then you can grow climbing green beans, etc.
2) Put your pots up on a table & use hanging planters
Training-wise, it probably depends on the dog and the owner/trainer. We're working hard on the "Leave it" command in preparation for summer. But some dogs, esp. sporting/hunting dogs, seem to love dirt. Mom thinks that being taught where you may dig, which she has read about on Dogster, is a fascinating idea!
BTW, you should try keeping sheep out of your garden......
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