1. Your garden should be completely dog-safe. Therefore, make sure that there are no holes in the fence for the puppy to crawl through. Fences are firmly dug into the ground and you cannot dig a hole under them.
2. Some dog breeds (in particular, terriers) are known for their ability to dig holes, so try to regularly survey the garden and bury any holes. You can avoid unwanted pits in the area by simply setting up a sandbox for your pet to play and dig around in.
3. Some dogs cannot resist the temptation to pluck or dig plants or flowers out of the ground, so you will have to install a fence to keep your petunias from encroaching on a four-legged friend!
4. Remove rope ladders and anything else your pet might catch inadvertently from the garden. Also, try to fence off or hard-cover your pool or hot tub when not in use. If your dog spends part of the day or night in the garden, place a waterproof and wind-proof house there specially for him, which can also serve as reliable protection for your pet from the sun on hot days. If the outside temperature is abnormally high or low, be sure to take your dog into the house, even if he constantly lives outside.
5. Only absolutely safe and healthy plants for dogs should grow in your garden. To avoid food poisoning or rashes on your pet's skin, exclude all plants you do not know from the garden. Poisonous to dogs are lilies, azaleas, yellow daffodil, tomatoes, foxglove, yew and hydrangeas. If an animal has eaten a poisonous plant, take a sample, if possible, and contact your veterinarian immediately.
6. You need to wean your puppy from chewing whatever it finds in the garden. And you need to quickly contact your veterinarian if you suspect that your pet has eaten something dangerous.
7. Never use pest control products, herbicides or rat poison in the garden, as these are extremely toxic substances. An exception can be made only for those products, the packaging of which indicates that they are absolutely safe for pets.