Dogs Have Destroyed Yard - Landscaping & Lawn Care - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-29-2012, 07:11 PM   #16
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Dogs have destroyed yard


Tried a treadmill too... they didn't like it to say the least... they ate it, well the part you walk on anyway!

Tried to attach a sketch of the yard... not working

Advertisement


Last edited by tryanthing; 01-29-2012 at 07:35 PM.
tryanthing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #17
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,634
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Dogs have destroyed yard


Quote:
Originally Posted by tryanthing View Post
Tried to attach a sketch of the yard... not working
I've never quite figured out the easy way to do such things either. I think you have to post them to a common place like Photobucket first. Then copy the URL for the image location using the image button. That's how I do it. Makes sense. I would just as soon not have everybody tapping my computer at will for images.

Never mind. Obviously if you posted pictures of the dogs you know this. Sorry.

Last edited by user1007; 01-29-2012 at 07:48 PM.
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 08:01 PM   #18
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,634
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Dogs have destroyed yard


Just a comment slightly off topic. I have lived in two extreme places when it comes to pets. NYC and Champaign-Urbana. Night and Day.

Say what you will of NYC, its noise, its attitudes and all. It loves animals. NYC has the highest per capita concentration of RESPONSIBLE pet owners in the World. Something like 8M people live in the city limits and half own and take care of at least one pet.

Champaign-Urbana is different. Kids come in as freshman and live in the dorms for a year. They talk Mommy and Daddy into an apartment situation starting in year two. They get a kitten or a puppy. They party and some animals get loose early. Those lucky get to ride it out through graduation when all too often they are put out on the street upon graduation with the assumption that someone else will take them in. CU probably has one of the largest per capita populations of abandoned pets in the country. So much for higher education. There are large populations of second and third generation ferile cats.

A friend and I once vowed that in retirement we would build a domestic, no kill, animal rescue shelter to beat all others. I am not willing to admit that I am retired even though the issue seems forced. But the day comes soon. My fave has to be when he (and neither of us is gay although I hope it would not matter) found this cat that nobody wanted because it masturbated too much and drank water like a raccoon. Smokey was classic.

I've been pet free for a time now because I cannot commit to taking care of one. Medical situations. I am improving and I am thinking of something furry. Again. Of course I plan to race to a puppy or kitten mill. And I do not mean to put down legitimate breeders save for mutts are so much more fun and have character, not just breeding.

It is nothing short of pure selfishness for me. I am just playing all angles. If there is such a thing as reincarnation? I figure if I am nice to other creatures and don't kill too many bugs, I might come back as a pet as spoiled as all mine.

So OP, let's get this yard of yours fixed for the beasts.

Last edited by user1007; 01-29-2012 at 08:05 PM.
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2012, 10:12 PM   #19
just a tool guy
 
mickey cassiba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Deep South Texas
Posts: 255
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Dogs have destroyed yard


Quote:
Originally Posted by sdsester View Post
Is your yard big enough to build them a run? Sounds like they have designed one they like. Landscape around it. Can you share pics or a sketched plot plan?

What are they, how old, and how big?

Taxidermist, real looking eyes, and mechanical motor parts you can turn off and on? Stepford Dog approach?

Guessed not.
__________________
Mickey

One of these hammers will fix it.
mickey cassiba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 11:40 PM   #20
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Dogs have destroyed yard


Quote:
Originally Posted by tryanthing View Post
My two large dogs love to run, I need ideas please.
You said it all in your first sentence, and it sounds like your dogs NEED to run. Are they alone in the backyard all day? Boring. Do you have a six foot or higher fence back there? Even more boring.

These guys will settle down if someone takes them for a good, long run every day. If you can't do it, can you hire a neighborhood teenager to?

They seriously need a human pal to help wear them out, and if that happens there will be less running back and forth wearing a path in your backyard. THEN, you will be able to seriously think about fixing the landscaping.

I am not just lecturing. I have been there. You would be surprised how much grass two corgis can kill fence running.

Advertisement

Cookieknits is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gas pressure line in middle of yard? BlueBSH Plumbing 2 08-01-2011 01:43 PM
Uphill neighbor says I'm flooding his yard.. EdwardC Landscaping & Lawn Care 10 04-11-2010 11:03 PM
Front yard decorating tips jay_chua Landscaping & Lawn Care 1 03-10-2010 08:00 AM
Retaining Wall and Muddy Yard rjschwar Landscaping & Lawn Care 10 02-24-2010 01:55 PM
Dogs are destroying my yard! boomer0369swife Landscaping & Lawn Care 15 10-06-2008 11:02 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts