Posted: 08/03/2016 at 16:12
With our VERY lively springer pup (now 5 years old) I resigned myself to the fact that for the first year we had him that my garden may look scrappy.
The issue wasn't eating plants at all but the 'formula pup' racetrack he made for himself (out the back door, through the first border, up the steps to the decking at the back of the garden, round the decking, back through a second border and back through the front door - and repeat, again, and again!!!).
Loads of things got trampled and broken off but most seemed to survive until the following year.
Hes now very well behaved in the garden and just needs the odd 'no' if he follows a butterfly into the border.
Highlight of the summer? Seeing him in the hot weather sat in his own paddling pool to cool off his paws - love 'im!