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Old 07-16-2006, 08:25 PM  
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Default Lawn and dogs

Hi, I'm new to the site and I apoligise if this topic has been covered previously.

We have two gorgeous black labradors and unfortunately, a modest sized garden. The dogs pee and poo on the lawn, which is resulting in yellow spots.

What is the best ways to remedy the spots? I try to water the spots they do it on but it doesn't seem to help.

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Old 07-19-2006, 10:53 AM  
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hmmm. Watering is the only thing I know of. I think there's stuff on the market that supposedly neutralizes their pee--but I don't think I'd use anything that wasn't natural. We have 3 dogs, so I know what you mean Our solution is a work in progress, we're getting rid of the lawn. Eventually it'll all be walkable groundcover. Hopefully one more tolerant of doggy pee. If you do find a solution, please post!

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Pet stores make a product in the form of a treat. They smell awful and I'm not sure how dogs eat them, but mine did. It neutralizes the acid in their urine. A box is about $10 and last around a month. It does work, but takes at least a couple of days to start. You can also buy a spray, but I think this just colors the grass. Otherwise take some time and train them to go in a designated area. If they are males, there is a product called a "pee-post" It is pharomone sented and helps train them to go around this area. My female boxer didn't really use it. But males are more territorial so you might have some luck.
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Old 02-21-2007, 12:19 PM  
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Keep the lawn healthy so it can recover quicker.
An annual aeration and top dressing of compost helps a lot. Also have a bag of grass seed to sprinkle a hand full over the brown spots if they are bad enough to completely kill off the grass.
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