Litter Box for Dog??

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Old 01-16-05, 02:52 PM
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Hi,

I made a litter box for my dog that resides in our garage. He has a doggy door that gives him access to the garage. We filled the box with Nature's Miracle (I think). It is a kind of dog litter. The problem is that the dog is picking up some of the litter material with his mouth and bringing it into the house. Can I use some other material for the box that would be better?? Like sand or mulch?? We first had newspaper in the box and that worked great, but I just don't like picking up wet newspaper. Any thoughts???

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Old 01-16-05, 06:50 PM
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Dogs tend to carry all manner of things around. I just tell mine to leave these things outside when one of them starts to carry something into the house.

How old is the dog? Does it ever go outdoors?

Does the dog door go outdoors or into the house from the garage?
 
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Old 01-16-05, 10:24 PM
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The dog is a 3yr old male pug. The dog door only allows him access to the garage. He goes out to potty in the yard before we leave for work and after we get home. The yard is not completely fenced in, so he can leave the premises if we do not watch him. The doggy door is so that he can potty in the garage if he needs to when we are not home.

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Old 01-17-05, 04:47 AM
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Sand and mulch will get tracked indoors, too. Line litter box with trash bag as you do your trash can & fill with shredded newspapers. When litter needs changing, simply pull up bag around wet newspapers & tie & place in trash. The nice thing about using newspapers is that you are recycling them. Another option is to use the blue absorbent pads. They are latex-free with a diamond embossed quilt pattern. Protects bedding & furniture and is commonly used for many types of household pets. One can be placed in litter box. These are often used by folks who paper train their dogs.
 
 

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