Kennels and gardening are not ( contrary to popular belief!) mutually exclusive. Given that most of us spend so many of our waking hours with our dogs, why not pretty the place up? Prospective puppy people should find our kennels clean, attractive, fresh smelling, calm and homey – in direct contrast to pet stores and mills. One part of that might ( during the summer months) include flowers, shrubs – maybe a small gurgling fountain. Any of us who have tried to combine dogs and gardening know that staying above the dreaded leg lifting zone ( forget all those other planting zones!) is key. Here are some ideas I’ve used.
I’d love photos and descriptions of ways you’ve all personalized your kennels, dog rooms and yards – maybe to include in a future article. It’s these kinds of touches that set us apart as human and approachable to clients looking to add a pup to the family.Have fun gardening – just don’t let the dogs help TOO much!