Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Re: Input from those who have created a "potty place"
i'm also on a corner lot now....i have not been using the backyard as the previous tenants let their dogs back there and didn't pick up after them. now that the snow has melted, i clean it, but it will be a while before i feel it is sanitary enough for the dogs (speaking of OCD!).
i've trained them to pee and poop in the sideyard and am going to keep them to that. i'd like to put down a gravel area, b/c then i could just spray it down once in a while, but i doubt the landlords will go for that, so it'll just be some brown grass.
if you're using the backyard for your own enjoyment (patio, etc), maybe keep it for that - the human place - dogs can go back there, just not GO there - and take another part of the yard for their potty place. just a thought.
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