Our dog urinates all over the lawn, as dogs are wont to do, and we have all
these little infertile spots on the lawn that take ages to recover.
Does anyone know if there are any easy solutions to this? It can be an
Getting rid of the dog is not an option:)
mmm That could work, she eats anything anyway, grass, weeds, leaves etc.
Lots of fun in the fall when she swallows whole large oak leaves, these pass
straight through her, an I end up having to pull them from her butt, as
pooping does not completely push them out....
It's not cruel. You bait the fence with something the animal likes. This
causes the animal to become quickly acquainted with the presence of the
fence. If deer are any indication, they learn after one or two visits that
the area near the fence is not a good place to be. Dogs....hard to say. Deer
are smart. Dogs are stupid.
Suggested this to a friend who had a dog who dug her way under the fence
regularly. She got too close to the wire once, the friend turned off the
electric, and the dog never went anywhere near the wire again. She was no
smarter -- or dumber -- than any other dog.
Suzy, zone 5, Wis.
Boy, I bet that's quite a sight- You down on all fours behind the dog,
trying to 'dislodge' to leaf (partly out) while the dogs wandering around
(not cooperating) gettin' 'that crap' all over the house! :-Q
Check the information at this link for some ideas. I like the one about
following the animal with water to wash/dillute the urine so it doesn't burn
the grass. As the article states. this would likely be quite entertaining
for your neighbors. Especially coupled with the leaf extraction manuevers!
Here's the article link.
Thanks - the water idea makes sense, and the neighbors think I'm nuts
anyway, so walking behind the dog with a watering can will supply extra
entertainment to brighten up their dull lives a little more....
Believe it or not, you can train the dog where to pee. Pick a spot, cover
it with an appropriate material (pinestraw is fine) and when you take the
dog outside, walk the dog to that spot to do his/her business. My border
collie is trained not to pee on the grass, even when he's left in the yard
all day long. It only took a few weeks of reinforcement to teach him where
Before I taught him potty manners, I tried the pills and food additives that
are supposed to make dog pee harmless, but the only result was I had less
money in my wallet and just as many pee spots on the lawn.
I've the same problem. It's not totally solved by putting down
a lot of lime. In Texas, I had dark green grass where the dog
went. That was with bermuda grass. Here in Carolina, we
have tall fescue. Either use a lot of lime or follow the dog
around with the water hose, ha!
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