Hi Zoe. We do state in our house rules that dogs should be kept 'under your control in the cabin and garden at all times'. Rheba is a very big dog, and was most definitely not under control! I expect this was because she is still young, and I think we were very understanding. Magic Cottage has its own private area of the garden, which is screened off and for use of guests only. Your dog was constantly wandering off into our part of garden, and as you say sniffing around our back door where we have some potted plants, etc. The two spaces usually exist in harmony, with us only seeing guests as they walk through our garden to reach the cabin. I will make it more clear to future guests that they need to keep their dog in sight at all times, and if this is not possible we cannot accommodate them. Nobody wants to feel stressed while they are staying in such a relaxing spot!