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EnormousBlisterPack Wed 30-May-18 17:56:15

We're getting a dog in a few weeks so starting to sort things out in readiness. I've seen a list of poisonous plants in the Dogs Trust website & we have a number mature plants on the list eg rhododendrons, holly, clematis, plus loads of daffodils, crocus & tulip bulbs.
Is it necessary to remove these? What do you do to keep dogs safe in the garden?

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Floralnomad Wed 30-May-18 18:45:03

We fenced off our patio with ornamental metal fencing , and Floraldog only goes on the grass and garden when supervised . As a puppy and pre fencing , he dug up and chewed a daffodil bulb and was very lucky to survive . I can’t guarantee there are no more bulbs and he’s a digger .

missbattenburg Wed 30-May-18 18:48:28

We also fenced off the worst bits and it was several months until he was allowed in the garden unsupervised.

EnormousBlisterPack Wed 30-May-18 18:51:48

Ok that's a solution we can easily block off the patio. Had planned to not allow in the garden unsupervised anyway. I'm happy to allocate a digging patch grin although doesn't mean she'll stick to it!!

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Elphame Wed 30-May-18 22:09:10

I have a garden full of seriously poisonous plants. Initially the pup was only allowed out on a lead until berry season was over and he'd grown out of tasting everything in sight.

I'm really not sure what I'm going to do this year. He'll probably leave most of them alone but I'm worried about the big black juicy berries of my Atropa Belladonna and the grape vine in the front. I can deal with the grapes but I don't know what I'm going to do about the other one.

Tinkobell Thu 31-May-18 10:03:51

The ones to really get rid of are
Oleander neriun
Ricinus castor oil plant
Most others I’d wait and watch what pups like - they don’t all dig.

EnormousBlisterPack Thu 31-May-18 22:50:22

Thanks I don't think we have any of those. We'll just watch her carefully & hopefully distract from being interested in testing any plants!

Good luck with your berries etc Hopefully your pup is past the stage of eating everything - is it a passing phase? Hope so!

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