We live in a world where animals are treated as family. They don’t just entertain us when we’re bored; they also are a companion to us. Pets vary depending on the preference of the person. Regardless of what pet you have, and regardless of the fun and comfort you experience with them, they can still cause quite a few problems at home. One of which is destroying things around you. Not all pets are trained to behave really well. But this is not a reason to kick them out of the house or punish them for misbehaving. Here we will tackle steps on how to avoid your pets from ruining your perfectly grown garden.
Talk to your pets the same way you communicate with another person. Dogs, for example, are trained to fetch Frisbees, roll over, and the likes. They can also be trained to not mingle with your plants/flowers. Talk to them while pointing on the things they shouldn’t come in contact with. It will also help if you teach them while you are both walking in your garden. This can help you point out the place and things your pet shouldn’t come in contact with.
Step 2: Ease their Boredom.
Pets, like humans, do things to ease boredom. Since gardens have a very nice aura, our pets tend to go there and play, thus leaving you with a messy garden. To avoid this, commit some time with your pets: play with them, walk them around the village, tickle them, etc. This will not just establish bonding but will also prevent them to destroy your beautiful garden.
It’s natural for our pets to eat if they starve. If constant hunger strikes your pet, there’s a big chance they’ll eat up your planted fruits or vegetables, or even flowers! Avoid this by setting meal times for them and feed them the right amount of food until the next meal.
Step 4: Know the cause.
If you’re pet still tends to gnaw on your flowers and roll over your plants despite all your efforts, there might be something about your garden that they can’t resist. For example, if they keep on digging holes, there might something underneath your ground that your pet is dying to find! What you need to do then is to know the spots they dig into and figure out why they just won’t stop at it.
The abovementioned steps may sound easy, but in fact, it is not. Like some humans, some pets are hard to train and hard to talk to. It will take time to instil things you want them to do. Patience would be your best teammate in this. Take your time and your pet will definitely learn that your garden is an “off-limits” site for them.