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Best pooping terrain???

I had the brilliant idea to create a seperate area for our dogs to poop so kids don't have to be avoiding land mines when they play in back yard. Kids' chores include poop duty every evening but just figure this would be easier and more sanitary. We spread about 3 feet of mulch and the pups are very good about pooping there.

But I am spending twice as much time grooming them to remove all the mulch from their coats!!!
Is there something else that I could put down for them which would be better for full coated dogs?

I really liked the mulch idea so we could avoid the mud puddles in the grass but even my 4 yo yelled at me today 'cause her dog was "spiky" when she tried to hug her!!!

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Miller will poop on anything, but I found that when he still had long hair, that when he pooped on the gravel, or grass, nothing got stuck. But im wondering if your going to make a seprate poop area, you might want to section it off or somthing, so they know where they should go
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Could you install artificial turf for the dogs' area? That could make poop clean up easy, and you can use a hose to rinse off the pee.

Some types of artificial turf look very realistic.



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I had the brilliant idea to create a seperate area for our dogs to poop so kids don't have to be avoiding land mines when they play in back yard. Kids' chores include poop duty every evening but just figure this would be easier and more sanitary. We spread about 3 feet of mulch and the pups are very good about pooping there.

But I am spending twice as much time grooming them to remove all the mulch from their coats!!!
Is there something else that I could put down for them which would be better for full coated dogs?

I really liked the mulch idea so we could avoid the mud puddles in the grass but even my 4 yo yelled at me today 'cause her dog was "spiky" when she tried to hug her!!!
I know that Kodi really likes the small pea stone that lines the runs at our training center. Maybe that would work?


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They are installing synthetic turf at the dog park in Stuart FL. They say it works great. The liquid goes through and the solids pick up easy. When it rains it keeps the mud away. I don't know if I believe it but by the time we get back there in the fall it will be well broken in.
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our yard is rocks (mostly dime/nickel size) and grass... Tillie tends to vary where she poops. but I love it when she poops on the rocks!

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Could you install artificial turf for the dogs' area? That could make poop clean up easy, and you can use a hose to rinse off the pee.

Some types of artificial turf look very realistic.
I would love to talk to someone who actually has this installed for a dog play area. In February, at a garden show in Portland, OR, my friend was talking with representatives of artificial turf companies. She has a small back yard and was researching putting in the artificial turf. They practically had me sold on getting it for my dog play area. We get a lot of rain here and it would be great to have an area that didn't get muddy, I didn't have to edge or mow, and one that didn't grow weeds. Finn is always digging into the grass and tearing it up and making muddy places. My concern was that he would chew chunks out of the turf, but the representative said it would not happen. I think the artificial turf sounds like a great idea.

I would think the Havs would pick up mulch like a Swiffer. I try to keep mine out of the mulch.

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When we go for walks, Oscar poops in the ditches whith his head pointing towards the ditch and his bottom facing up. It looks hilarious. I should take a picture of this, because it really looks funny.
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When we go for walks, Oscar poops in the ditches whith his head pointing towards the ditch and his bottom facing up. It looks hilarious. I should take a picture of this, because it really looks funny.
Timmy also prefers "going" downhill which is not so good when taking a pee if you know what I mean, it's even worse when he goes on the driveway. For some reason he likes to go in the roughest dirt material he can find, but now with everything coming up green his choices are limited. He's already been booted out of the strawberry patch!

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Thanks for all the great ideas! Although I am a pretty good DIYer I'm not sure I can tackle artificial turf on my ownand the dog area would look nicer than ours!!!! I will be calling some places to see how much it would call to install but it will probably be above my budget right now

For pea gravel (or pee gravel ) does it get stuck between their paws??

I sectioned off their section railroad ties and it is filled about 24 inches above rest of yard so no one accidentally walks into it... They learned within a day to poop there so that part is good (we used bacon bits for encouragement!)

I was hoping to plant some decorrative low bushes around exposed edge leaving an entry way so they would have some privacy and yard still looks nice... Hmm so many ideas Will have to post final pics when I finally decide...

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