Integrating your dog into your outdoor life doesn't have to mean surrendering your yard or garden. Providing for your dog's outdoor needs won't turn your serene space into a mud bath filled with craters and dog waste. Even a small corner of your space can be made more inviting for your pet. Give your dog his own little spot to enjoy and you provide a place to relax and exercise in appropriate and less destructive ways.
At the same time you can create a beautiful space for relaxing and enjoying the plants, flowers, and vegetables you enjoy most. "Dogscaping" your enviornment is good for the Earth, your pet, and - best of all - you and your family.