Well, I'm posting this as part of my "research" before getting a dog. I'm looking to get a lab or golden retriever - adoption so it won't be a puppy.
I have a garden in the yard that I don't want to fence, and will be building a new vegie garden that I will probably fence.
How do I train a dog to be well behaved with the garden beds?
As a teenager we had 2 labs, and my parents solution for these two unruly untrained labs was fencing. Given a chance they would lie all over the garden beds and flatten plants, or simply run over the beds when playing.
I'll have just one dog, I'll be training it, giving it walks each day etc. But specifically what can I do to ensure it stays off the beds even when I'm not watching?
Naturally I'll be making the garden beds robust, avoiding small vulnerable plants, but I can't see myself living with fencing around all the garden!