Posted: 24/02/2012 at 22:02
Hi we have a labrador and have had him since he was 15 weeks. He's been great and is now 9 yeaars old. Thankfully we never had a problem with him and the garden but a few years back we got a seconde lab a black on as a pup and he was a nightmare. Not only weeing on everything in sight but also eating stuff and digging it up. We too considered sharing out the garden but that didn't feel right for the whole family including him. Slowly as he aged he has fussed less with the garden and the plants and now just enjoys sitting in the garden watching the children paly and us doing the gardening. In addition we found that the brids were happy to land in the garden as he keeps the cats away.
Don't give up on having a family garden - if you have tendr plants just make sure the dog can't wee on them and keep them out of reach also make sure the dog has something to play with so that they don't get board. We found that the swing ball was great as he could chase the ball around however he has pulled if off the string a few times and reattaching it can be difficult. Hope this helps!!!