Two dalmatian dogs playing with one toy

Dogs overrunning your lawn?

Are your dogs having a little too much fun running around the lawn? Who can blame them!
We all would love to frolic around a green lawn on a sunny day and feel satisfied and happy.
Just watch out for a paw traffic pattern on. your lawn, Nick Christians, professor at Iowa State University suggests that choosing a grass that takes the beating is essential when you have dogs and children. Depending of  where you live you may choose Fescue, that does well in sun and shade, and is so tough. In the south a Bermuda or St. Augustine, should withstand a good daily run. Dr. Ilana Reisner, Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine adds that if the dogs are “fence runners”, consider replacing the area right next to the fence with smooth stone, gravel or sand.

Some basic maintenance should be observed to keep your sod looking in good shape:

Dr Reisner warns that if you have more than one dog, they’re going to chase and play with each other no matter what. One solutions is to get small dogs that weigh less than 40 pounds. They are more compatible with sod.

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