How do I keep my dog out of the flower beds?

maggies mom

Well-Known Member
Hi everyone!

My Sheltie goes out on a cable and she is constantly getting tangled up in my flower bed fencing. This problem didn't occur last spring because she was only 10 wks. old when I got her. It's almost time to plant my spring flowers and I am positive she will tear them up.

A friend suggested using mouse traps just inside the fencing where my plants will start, but, I'm afraid that she'll get her nose caught in them. I don't have the time to stand and watch her every minute she's outside. Any suggestions on how to teach her to stay out?:msniwonder:


New Member
I think the solution is: Get a better fence!

sorry, but I've all but given up on gardening with a young dog in the house. :)

I'm not very helpful! I've just resigned to gardening in the front yard only. ;)