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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 02-04-2009, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Ugodog help

I am looking for suggestions from all the Ugodog/Wizzy-whatchamacallit folks. I have a Ugodog and I placed it in Isabel's xpen. She uses it all the time. My problem is she poohs on it and then tracks it all over the xpen. Everyday when I get home from work, I have to scrub the pooh out of the grating and from the marine vinyl. It is quite disgusting.

I've tried placing it in different areas of the xpen to no avail. Any suggestions?

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Sorry Hope, no sugestions as I was thinking of getting one for Finnegan, I thnk I'll hold off now and wait to hear other input.

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Fortunately I work for an industrial supply company so I can get cleaning supplies for cheap. Hopefully she grows out of it. The other problem I have is after tracking through her pooh, she gets all excited when she sees me (or for some other reason) and she puts her dirty paws on the wire mesh of the crate. I spend between 30 minutes to an hour cleaning the mess each night. This weekend I'm probably going to have to spray down the expen and steam wash the marine vinyl. Fortunately it should be around 70 here in Atlanta so I'll be able to enjoy the outdoors.

I changed the configuration in the expen this morning, perhaps another change is in order...
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Can you run home at lunch time? Maybe you could catch her and take her out to poo so she doesn't do it inside.

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I came home at lunch today because I thought she was feeling good and she had already made a mess. Today it could be because she wasn't feeling good though. I don't think it is intentional. I think she gets so wrapped up in play or excitement, she doesn't realize she's trekking through it. I wonder if I leave her in her crate and come home at lunch if it would help. I much rather wash a towel then clean the floor and the ugodog daily... I just don't want her to get comfortable going potty where she sleeps. But I left Cuba in his crate when I was at work for the first month and he was reliable by 5 months. I'll might try to crate some this weekend and see how she does.
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I have a Wizdog, but can't offer help. Lola won't pee and poop in the same place so she only uses it for pee. Poop happens outside - or under the dining room table.

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Pixie has been using the Ugodog since i brought her home. She pees and poops on it with no problem. When I put it in her pen with her when I have to leave, I just find little poops on it, ready to be cleaned up. So I'm not sure what your hav is doing-maybe she just gets a little excited like you said and stomps on the poop. I love the Ugodog-it's the very best thing I purchased for her.

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I actually just ordered the ugodog and it should be here in a few days. My Risa's just using the pee pads now and he always steps right in his pee and tracks it all over. I'm hoping he'll transition nicely to the ugodog and not smear his poop on the thing..however, I have come home a few times and he's pooped everywhere on the floor and smeared and stepped in it.

Will let you know how it goes...
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I'm hoping he'll transition nicely to the ugodog and not smear his poop on the thing..however, I have come home a few times and he's pooped everywhere on the floor and smeared and stepped in it.

Will let you know how it goes...
Based on this week I recommend you buy a good scrub brush for your floor, a scrub brush to clean the grates and a pipe brush to clean in the squares. It helped a bunch having the proper tools. On Monday, I only had a regular cleaning brush and it took forever. It does work very well for pee. It is just the poop that is a pain. I did some research on line and unfortunately what Isabel is doing is a common complaint. Pixiesmom is very lucky Pixie uses it so nicely.

I've seen Isabel in action. She gets very excited and hops along the crate stretched out. I've even seen her hop/climb into her water dish when she sees me.
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Trust me, I feel lucky, but all dogs have issues....Pix still pees when she's excited to see new people..that's fun to clean up every time!!

As far as cleaning-when I know she's used the potty and is not going to need it for while, I take it outside and hose it down. I use a little Dawn and it always gets everything off the grates. Then hose it again and bring it back in.

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