A Dog's Guide to Spring Gardening

4. Dress appropriately.

Zoe and Pebbles the Shih Tzus in the garden
Shih Tzus Zoe (left) and Pebbles (right) hang out by the flowers while their owners do yard work. 

5. Always pick the most beautiful and colorful flowers.

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6. Squirrels can appear at a moment's notice. Be prepared.

Quincy the Boxer waits patiently for a squirrel
Quincy, a 6-year-old Boxer from Boise, Idaho, is certain that if he waits long enough, a squirrel will have to come down from the tree.

7. Leave the heavy lifting to the humans.

Dog in wheelbarrow
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Of course, before you let your pup help in the yard, make sure your garden doesn't have any plants that are toxic to canines.

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