Pin Picks: DIY backyard ideas for dogs


There’s no denying that dogs are a man’s best friend. From instant exercise partners to free therapy sessions, our canine companions offer a long list of joy and gratification.

Backyard ideas for dogs is trending on Pinterest and it seems a lot of you are looking for ways to let your hounds roam, run and cause a ruckus in the outdoors this spring.

So for this week’s Pin Picks—and with a little help from our Pinners—we discover top 5 DIY yard ideas for dogs.

Let your ears hang low – If you want to keep those ears and tails wagging all day, Tabby Sue shows us how to put together simple DIY dog runs and swimming pools for your yard.

Follow Tabby Sue’s board DOG YARD on Pinterest.

Paws up – If you’re looking to train your pooch, Jessica Wollberg shares DIY agility-training courses you can build yourself to keep your furry friend alert and active in the yard.

Follow Jessica Wollberg’s board DIY Dog Agility on Pinterest.

Sit in style – Building an outdoor residence for your dog isn’t hard. In fact, Clint Steenberg shows us how to put together a rustic or modern doghouse with a variety of designs.

Follow Clint Steenberg’s board DogHouse on Pinterest.

Fetch, Fido!Marlena Ballard shows us how to make toys that’ll keep your dog tugging and jumping with curiosity in the lawn all day.

Follow Marlena Ballard’s board DIY Dog toys and treats on Pinterest.

Dog beds – At the end of the day, all it takes is a simple sweatshirt filled with stuffing or an old dresser drawer to keep your buddy snoring throughout the night under the stars. Robin Booth Campbell shares how to make DIY outdoor doggy beds:

Follow Robin Booth Campbell’s board DIY Dog Beds on Pinterest.

A big belly rub to all of our canine friends and their humans. And even if you don’t have a pet, keep browsing Pinterest to discover new ways to enhance your backyard this spring. And of course tune in next week for more Pin Picks.

—Pari Mathur, Content Guru, Currently pinning to Life is Funny

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