Need to create Dog Potty area...

Old 06-19-07, 08:51 PM
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Hi there,
I need some input on a project. I have an area about 10'x10' that is already a designated "dog doo" area. It is currently uneven dead grass that I would like to convert to something more attractive. My thoughts are to dig out about a foot of dirt and put in layers of sand and gravel. I was told there is also some sort of pourous epoxy or polymer spray?? that would hold the gravel together but still allow for water and such to drain down into it. Does anyone know of what type of material would work best? Are there any websites or books on the matter?
Thank you for your help.
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Sand is usually used in pet potties because it is porous and absorbent. It can be scooped and replenished as needed. Doggie doo should not be allowed to remain in the potty. It should be scooped and bagged and disposed of in trash. Dog doo in the landscape attracts insects and rodents. It pollutes ground and surface water. Some areas require building permits for construction of potty areas.
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the best "floor" for dog kennels is to dig out the sod. Then I put in a railroad tie at the bottom of the perimeter so the top of the tie is about ground level or a little above.

Then fill the bottom of the kennel with pea gravel. It's a little better than sand because they can not dig any significant hole. It just falls back in and it allows urine to run right through. It is easy to clean up feces with a rake and the pea gravel falls right through the rake. This keeps the animal from laying in urine. Urine is one of the most significant sources of unpleasant smells associated with pets kept in a kennel.

After the gravel is down put up the fence and nail it to the railroad ties. They can now dig to their hearts content and never get under the fence nor make any significant hole. 5 minutes with a rake and a walmart bag and it is all clean as new and flat again.

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