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Doggie Lawn vs Fresh Patch vs other real grass potty?

I've seen these mentioned occasionally, but can't find any detailed reviews in the threads. Would anyone care to share experiences?

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Just found another brand to consider: Farm Fresh
https://www.patiopetlife.com/collect...et-grass-small

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My daughter lives in Baltimore, MD. When she got her puppy she used a fresh grass patch on her balcony while she was potty training. It came in handy when it was inconvenient to take the puppy outside to potty on the city streets, like during the middle of the night or in bad weather.



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I forgot to add that she used Fresh Patch and was happy with the company while she was using it.



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Thanks! Did the puppy eventually transition to always going outside? Or did she change to some other indoor method?

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Thanks! Did the puppy eventually transition to always going outside? Or did she change to some other indoor method?
Her dog was trained to go outside from the beginning. She only used the fresh patch as a convenience while potty training a puppy in the city. He did not have any trouble using it since it was grass. I think most dogs prefer the outside option and that you must reinforce the indoor potty option if you want them to use that in the house all the time.



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I looked into using fresh grass for indoor training. Mostly I thought it would be sort of cute compared to an indoor potty tray/litter box since mine is near my guest bathroom. I can find ways to justify the cost of a lot of things when they make my life easier, especially when it comes to delivery, but the markup on a piece of sod that I could purchase for a couple of dollars locally was pretty high. Itís money iíd rather spend on toys and treats. Especially because wood pellets are so inexpensive and have to be changed so infrequently. I did consider buying sod at a nursery and replacing it on my own schedule but in the end I read about the wood pellets here on the forum and it worked out for us. The potty tray I bought is low profile and the color sort of blends in with the floor so it isnít the eyesore I worried it would be. Grass is definitely an option, and under the right circumstances Iíd probably do it (like on a balcony where the rain might cause problems with wood pellets) but it would have to make my life a lot easier for me to justify the cost (meaning for $30/week it better be delivered right to my door, not a centralized apartment mailbox).

The threads on the forum about indoor potty training are so helpful! Regardless of what you use for your indoor potty, l think itís the containment and supervision, and the continued practice of indoor potty once outdoor training is mastered, that really make it work.
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