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Designed for Dogs: 5 Fantastic Dog Parks Across the U.S.
Let your favorite pooch run wild at one of these specially designed public spaces. Not close by? Learn how to start a dog park yourself
"there are dog parks," says Christian Lau, author of The Dog Lover's Companion to New... England. "Dog parks are a safe, generally tick-free place for dogs that are cheap to... to make dogs happy — a full belly, a warm bed, lots of love and plenty of room for... cities, dog parks have become the solution to that third requirement. "Even in rural... fantastic dog parks and how to get one started in your area. More: 8 Backyard Ideas..."
Good Dogs in Design
"style with dog decor in the house... adore your dog(s) and want to celebrate their spunk or just admire their canine beauty... incorporate dogs in your design without the messy fur.... Happy Hot Dog display tray. Thanks for sharing, Natalie. The 3 Decorating Divas blog... has a Dog room ....take a peek you will love it Thanks for the ideas. Every home... least one dog even if it is only a pillow. Such fun! Here's another idea -- needlepoint..."
So You're Thinking About Getting a Dog
Prepare yourself for the realities of training, cost and the impact that lovable pooch might have on your house
"crazy dog lady. With a few exceptions, I experienced dogs as panting messes of fur... crazy dog lady?" my sister, Torey, asked the other day out of nowhere. Sure, it was... of my dogs on Facebook, one of thousands on my phone that I have been known to force... what any dog lover does, right? Up until a few years ago, I was the least likely person... passion for dogs in particular. As soon as he was ambulatory, he was hitting on strange..."
8 Backyard Ideas to Delight Your Dog
Cue the joyous soundtrack. These pet-friendly landscape and garden ideas will keep your pooch safe, happy and well exercised outdoors
"A dog or dogs happily romping in the backyard is a classic dog-owner dream. Achieving... sending your dog out in the yard and hoping for the best. Take the time to make sure your... provides your dog with the amenities he or she needs and loves. Fortunately, pet-friendly... dog house, etc.). For example, we've not found the Barkitecture dog houses to be... with the dog peek. How inventive. :-D Now I want to be a dog that gets to live in these..."
Houzz Call: Send in the Dogs
Have the greatest dog in the world? Share your best design photo featuring the dog you live or work with
"greatest dog in the world? Share your best design photo featuring the dog you live or... how your dogs make your house a home or keep you company in the workshop or on the job... has a dog for very long knows they offer daily reminders about loyalty, patience... of your dog in the Comments section below. We'll be featuring some of the best photos... and a house without a dog is a "silent" house. When I bring my dogs to the groomer..."
The Dog Days of Interior Design?
"thinking. Do dogs resemble their houses too? Do we unconsciously start to decorate our houses... houses to look like our dogs? Do we worry that our floors will clash with their coats... Houzz dogs and see if that same logic applies to dogs and décor.... heard that dogs and their owners resemble one another, right? Well, that got me thinking... to your dog? According to Lance Workman of Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom..."
How to Help Your Dog Be a Good Neighbor
Good fences certainly help, but be sure to introduce your pup to the neighbors and check in from time to time
"Mary's house. I'm thankful she and her husband are dog lovers, in general, and fond... lost her dog, Shawnee, also a black Lab, to cancer three years ago. Because she and... another dog was best. Mary and I can go months without talking because our houses... well-behaved dog — very friendly and rarely barks — and yet he's clearly not perfect. We're... help your dog be the very best neighbor.... pdf on dog safety for kids. If you are a dog owner do not let your dog bark or go..."
Houzz Rule: No Dogs Allowed?
If your home has a no-pets policy, here's what to do when guests arrive unexpectedly with a four-legged friend
"their houses. Pet guardians often treat their dogs as part of the family; for many... people, dogs are truly man's best friend. But not all homes welcome pooches and other... brings a dog to a party or arrives unannounced with a fur ball tucked inside a purse... in the house that turns aggressive or fearful around outside pets. Whatever the... the "no dogs allowed" rule: You should always be up-front with your guests before they..."
Renovation Detail: The Built-In Dog Bed
"cedar-filled dog bed. It doesn't scream well-designed home or attract humans (just dogs)... am a dog person. I cannot see myself ever living without a four-legged friend. I'm... also a house person. I care very much about what my home looks like, how it's presented... their dogs and their beds. Often located in the mudroom or kitchen, these areas are... tucked away dog bed ideas, because in my experience my dogs like to be where they can see..."
Houzz Call: Looking for Dogs in Design
"your old house, or kicking back on the patio. Dogs + Design = Houzz bliss. We all know... love your dogs. They keep you company, never diss your decorating, and make every lunch... that the dogs bring inside the house. I want to be mindful of their joints (so I'm... Here's a dog next to a cool rotating fireplace in a Truro beach house we designed. Kaiya... Who says dogs and cats can't live side by side! This is my girl, Sam.......enjoying..."
Pet-Friendly Design: Making Room for the Dog Dish
In a dog’s life, you eat on the floor. Except in kitchens like these, where pets are factored into the design
"In a dog’s life, you eat on the floor. Except in kitchens like these, where pets... stepping in a dog’s water dish, I speak from experience (no thanks, Augie). Like a good pet... an old dog new tricks. When I next remodel, I’m going to plan for this condition... get our dog's and our grand-dogs' feet clean before they come into the house after... great dog bowl station and for resale, a desk. In this house, we wanted to keep..."
6 Ways to Help Your Dog and Landscape Play Nicely Together
Keep your prized plantings intact and your dog happy too, with this wisdom from an expert gardener and dog guardian
"and your dog happy too, with this wisdom from an expert gardener and dog guardian... Dogs and outdoor spaces go together naturally. But with their penchant for digging... some dogs can wreak havoc on landscape design. Knowing what some of the most common... and your dog, and leave you both with a beautiful yard to enjoy. Here's what to keep... for your dog to form bladder stones. If your dog is on a high quality dog food, that..."
50 Dog Photos Worth a Wag
Design hounds: Share in the pet love with Houzzers' snapshots of their beloved dogs at home, in the workshop and at play
"beloved dogs at home, in the workshop and at play... of your dogs in design, and the images are still galloping in like unleashed corgis... beloved dogs at home, at the job site, in the studio, keeping you safe, getting in... makes a dog? Two bright eyes, four legs, a tail, fur and a wet, inquisitive nose? Add... rescued dog. Dogs are so great! Especially Australian Cattle Dogs - I was surprised... let a dog be a dog and not a person. I would love to have a dog but I live in a..."
Decorating Is Going to the Dogs
Proclaim your affection for your furry best friend with dog-themed decorating gestures, grand or small
"friend with dog-themed decorating gestures, grand or small... with our dog and someone had in their yard a dog sculpture much like the bronze one... little dog on the orange throw on the couch! Does any dog owner honestly think the... of my dog Fergus. My dining and kitchen theme is dogs all over. Great ideas for doggie... Wisconsin! Dogs at home, a must! Thanks so much for featuring part of my dog collection... to new house! My 2 babies. My husband and i made these. Check out the dog pillows..."
Room of the Day: Laundry Room Goes to the Dogs
"include a dog shower in the mix. “They have two dogs, and there’s a large lawn and a... just for dogs and cats,” he says. “But if we are hired to do a remodel, we are often... cleaning the dogs’ paws to keep their floors and carpets clean. At some point, they had... in the house where a dog has access, but I wouldn’t put dog’s all-day (and night)... of the dog shower, but the dog bed, not so much. I know my dog would never sleep in..."