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Though there are a few cute pictures and videos of dogs and ducks on the Internet, not all dogs and ducks live in harmony – especially when it comes to retrievers. Retrievers are by nature waterfowl-hunting dogs, and though they love ducks, they aren’t exactly looking for playmates.
Ducks and dogs may not be a great combination, but dogs and decks can be. Wooden decks and deck railings are often irresistible to dogs, especially puppies. But gnaw marks on a deck or broken deck pieces are unattractive and can be safety hazards to your pet, family, and guests. And the havoc dog nails can wreak on an outdoor deck is tremendous.
So what is a pet parent supposed to do when he or she wants an attractive, relaxing outdoor space? Well, you can either put booties on the dog to prevent scratches and provide toys to avoid chew marks, or you can invest in composite decking material from UglyDeck.com.
Your dog and your deck can live in harmony with the right outdoor deck materials. UglyDeck.com offers guidance to help you pick the maintenance free deck options and finishes that meet the needs of your family, including the four-legged kind.
Composite decking is long lasting and pet friendly. Not only is it slip resistant and strong, it is scratch resistant as well. And if your deck railings need to be updated, UglyDeck.com has you covered. Options include Verdana Glass deck railings which allow dogs to see through but not slip through, or one of our experts can help you space the balusters correctly to protect your dog.
Contact UglyDeck.com to discuss deck and deck railing ideas. Our Minnesota deck builders are happy to provide tips, free quotes, and the best composite deck material available. Call us, email us, or stop by our Burnsville showroom to see your deck possibilities in person.