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joni11-Mar-02 11:38 PM EST 10   
Ian12-Mar-02 12:11 AM EST 5b   
Susan12-Mar-02 07:17 AM EST 6a   
betty12-Mar-02 11:06 AM EST 6a   
joni12-Mar-02 06:32 PM EST 10   
joni12-Mar-02 06:36 PM EST 10   
Alex12-Mar-02 07:20 PM EST 3a   
joni12-Mar-02 08:25 PM EST 10   


Subject: Grass and female dogs
From: joni
Zone: 10
Date: 11-Mar-02 11:38 PM EST

hey everyone, I have 3 miniture schanuzers 1 male and 2 female the urine is buring my grass, I think, how do I fix my grass????? I have no choice but to have them go on the grass, there is no where else for them to go. What about taking out the grass and putting rocks or stones?? Any suggestions??they would be greatly appreciated.....Joni


Subject: RE: Grass and female dogs
From: Ian
Zone: 5b
Date: 12-Mar-02 12:11 AM EST

Hi Joni,

Unless you want to dilute the area with water everytime your dogs urinate, I suggest that you cover the area with stones etc. The urine will continue to burn your grass.


Subject: RE: Grass and female dogs
From: Susan
Zone: 6a
Date: 12-Mar-02 07:17 AM EST

Replacing the grass with stones might just shift the problem elsewhere.... my female Golden Retriever refuses to go to the bathroom on pavement, concrete or anything like that. Grass is her preferred place; if no grass, then under bushes or on flowers or anything growing and green.... I think she equates hard surfaces with floors and things like that and she knows those are definitely no-no places for going to the bathroom. I sprinkle lime on the burnt spots and that helps a bit but I still end up with dead spots. I just accept them as one of the drawbacks of owning a female dog. A friend has hers trained to go in a sandbox. It's one of those things I keep meaning to set up and try but never get around to....


Subject: RE: Grass and female dogs
From: betty
Zone: 6a
Date: 12-Mar-02 11:06 AM EST

We actually designed our yard and garden around this exact problem. Our female dog heads out the door and has an area where she regularly "goes". Part of our garden design included removing the grass in that area and mulching it over. So there is a space about 10' x 10' where there is nothing but mulch. Once in a while she still goes on the grass at the back of our yard and there is the odd patch to repair, but we've eliminated the ugly burnt lawn outside our back door. In the spring, we do a little "top dressing" of the mulch, and voila! P.S. - no odour either.


Subject: RE: Grass and female dogs
From: joni
Zone: 10
Date: 12-Mar-02 06:32 PM EST

A sandbox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a great idea, you try it first and let me know (haha) my puppy well she is 3 would love to go in a sandbox, can I call on you to clean it out????? I will feed you lunch... Thanks Susan..joni


Subject: RE: Grass and female dogs
From: joni
Zone: 10
Date: 12-Mar-02 06:36 PM EST

A sandbox!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a great idea, you try it first and let me know (haha) my puppy well she is 3 would love to go in a sandbox, can I call on you to clean it out????? I will feed you lunch... Thanks Susan..joni


Subject: RE: Grass and female dogs
From: Alex
Zone: 3a
Date: 12-Mar-02 07:20 PM EST

Hi Joni, wow! do you have problems...rats, urine burns...Actually, if you look up last years threads (type in urine) there was quite a discussion. We have two female dogs and, for the most part, they now pee only outside of our side door. We have made a fenced off area down the side of the house. We let them out there beofre they get the full roam about. It has helped for the most part. But there will always be little spots - at least on our lawn. Good Luck


Subject: RE: Grass and female dogs
From: joni
Zone: 10
Date: 12-Mar-02 08:25 PM EST

yea, I know I have problems, so why don't you come here to California and get rid of my rats, fix my grass. and oh do a little gardening my Dr is from Canada and I told him about this site, he tells me Canada gets really pretty flowers. Oh and I am going to give my tree rats a paid vacation to Canada, so if you see some with luggage, be nice okay Alex? (hehehe)Thanks.joni


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