How to Keep Your Dog From Eating Synthetic Grass

There’s a period of adjustment for your pets when you first install artificial turf. Some canines adapt quickly to the new lawn. Others will require some time to adjust to the new substance in their lives. The most difficult situation arises when the dog nibbles on the grass. While the lawn is resilient, this activity may cause damage in the long run. You also don’t want them to consume fake turf because it isn’t dog food. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of suggestions to assist you in preventing your dog from consuming artificial grass.

Traditional Dog Training

Traditional training is the greatest technique to handle a dog’s undesirable behavior. In this scenario, you’ll need to spend time with them around the turf to teach them that eating it isn’t a good idea. Try taking your dog outside and scold them if they chew on the grass. Also, when your furry family members behave well, reward them. Dogs will learn to quit chewing on the turf if you explain effectively and treat them consistently.

Stop The Problem From Getting Worse

Usually, you’re supposed to isolate the dog from the items they chew when using dog training techniques. However, you’ll need a new approach when it comes to canine chewing behaviors with artificial turf. Containment isn’t always easy when it comes to artificial grass. If you really want to, you can fence off the grass, but if you want something simpler, you’ll have to get inventive. Take your dog for a walk in your backyard. You can introduce them to the grass while keeping them on a leash. 

In the end, you want your dog to be able to enjoy the yard without being supervised, but accompanying them and turning backyard time into walks is a terrific way to get a bit more control and help teach them. They should be able to handle the turf on their own after the training has taken hold.

Offer Different Chewing Options

Dogs chew on grass blades for two reasons. One reason is that they have digestive problems. Veterinarians and experts aren’t sure what dogs are trying to accomplish with this activity, but it appears to be a typical reaction to intestinal trouble.

The other reason is that they simply want something to gnaw on. This can be a stress reliever, an enjoyable method to pass the time when bored, or a variety of other habits. The grass is a viable object for many dogs who enjoy chewing. When your dog’s chewing desire is directed toward the turf, provide them with something more enjoyable to chew on. You can play around with various toys. Some dogs will prefer an old sock to anything else. They’ll stop chewing on the turf once you give them something nicer to nibble on.

If the turf chewing is related to digestion, you can replace it with a little part of genuine plants. You can also try to resolve chronic difficulties by focusing on their nutrition.

Get Them Tired

Chewing is a common activity for dogs to relieve boredom. Your dog will be too exhausted to chew on your grass or anything else if you give him extra exercise and excitement. A lot of playing, walking, jogging, and petting can make a big difference. Of course, increasing your dog’s exercise will help them acquire greater stamina. This may cause problems because you must match their new energy level, but it will eventually level out. The good news is that you’ll get to spend a lot of time with your dog, which will be beneficial to both of you.

At U.S. Artificial Grass, we have extensive experience in the turf industry. This makes it easy to help you tackle any problem that you may face even if it involves your dog. No issue is too big or too small for us. Reach out to us at (800) 674-TURF and we’ll have one of our artificial turf specialists assist you.

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