Design Ideas for a Dog Friendly Backyard?

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As part of tonight's Meetup with David Stark, Maxwell and the crowd will be contributing suggestions to help one member from the group solve his or her design challenge. If you can't make it tonight, here is your chance to contribute! Tonight's challenge comes from Kelly and Brian…

Name: Kelly and Brian

Location: Gramercy

Room: Backyard

Size: 18' x 10'

Time lived in: 3 months

Challenge: The challenge is we have a dog!! We want to keep it nice enough that we can sit outside, easy to clean (the dog uses it sometimes), suitable for all seasons and/or flexible enough and affordable.

Please share your ideas and suggestions for Kelly and Brian in the comments below - thanks!