In this April 6, 2012 image released by Robert Koch, an English cream retriever who created a muddy runway in his owner's backyard, is shown in Larchmont, N.Y. Muddy lawns and ankle-twisting craters ... more 
In this April 6, 2012 image released by Robert Koch, an English cream retriever who created a muddy runway in his owner's backyard, is shown in Larchmont, N.Y. Muddy lawns and ankle-twisting craters are just two of the problems that frustrate pet owners each spring. But with some simple design steps, you can reclaim your backyard. (AP Photo/Robert Koch) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Robert Koch
Tue, May 1, 2012 2:04 PM EDT