Texas Cooperative Extension,
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

April 2004


Book Review: Dog Friendly Gardens: Garden Friendly Dogs

by Cheryl S. Smith

Published by Dogwise Publishing, Wenatchee, WA ISBN 1-929242-07-7

Reviewed by Dr. Douglas F. Welsh

Dog Friendly Gardens:Garden Friendly Dogs
Dog Friendly Gardens: Garden Friendly Dogs

Every householder with a dog or dogs could benefit from owning this book, which covers the gamut from lists of plants to be avoided in a garden with a dog to details of caring for and protecting turf areas in the garden and many other topics.

Some of the most valuable advice concerns training dogs from an early age to confine elimination or digging activities to certain pre-planned areas of the yard.

Basic principles of dog psychology are described, along with methods for accentuating positive behavior and discouraging negative behavior. Various breeds of dogs exhibit differing personality traits, and wise homeowners may want to consult the lists in this book before deciding on a good match between a new pet and a well-tended garden.

Dog Friendly Gardens: Garden Friendly Dogs is published by Dogwise Publishing, Wenatchee, WA (2004), ISBN# 1-929242-07-7.