Indoor Dog Park – Best Practices
Indoor Dog Park – Best Practices
If you are reading this you are more than likely a dog owner living in an apartment or condo and looking for a dog potty solution to make life easier. Using what many call an indoor dog park is an easy, clean, and low maintenance tool to cope with your dog potty needs while living in the city without your own backyard. When talking about the indoor dog park people may also refer to this as a dog potty box, dog grass pad, potty patch, or a grass dog potty. All of these names refer to the same type of product.
An indoor dog park is typically a dog potty system that includes a box or pan system that is filled with natural grass, synthetic, grass, or some paper pee pad hybrid. There are several on the market but there are huge differences between them that make a very big difference depending on the size of your dog, your living area, and the climate of the region you live in. Below is our list of critical factors you should consider when purchasing an indoor dog park for your home.
- Choose Natural Grass – This is the most important decision to make when deciding on a dog potty system. Dog’s are instinctively drawn to using natural grass when they need to pee. Training them is much easier when using a natural grass indoor dog park because you are asking them to do something that they already do when they go on walks, pee on grass. Save yourself hours of training time by choosing a system that uses natural grass.
- Size Matters – Choose a system that is the proper size for your dog but doesn’t take up your entire patio, balcony, or living room area. If you have a large dog over 50 lbs they will have a very tough time using a small indoor dog park because they need room to move around on it before they do their “business”. Also, if you have your large dog on a plastic one your dog may get spooked if it moves when he / her steps on it.
- Avoid cardboard boxes filled with grass – There are some companies out there that ship out cardboard boxes filled with grass to be used as a dog potty system. These are to be avoided for several reasons, all of which will cause you headaches and lead to problems. First of all they are way too small for your dog to use, in order to keep shipping costs low they have to make these cardboard solutions very small. Secondly, if they come in contact with any sort of weather (rain, snow, etc.) they will fall apart and you will have urine all over your patio. Lastly dogs chew them up and make a mess, plastic or wood framed dog potty solutions are much more durable.
- Look for a warranty – Make sure that you purchase a dog potty system that has some warranty. If your indoor dog park system breaks, leaks, cracks, etc. you should have the ability to return it or have it replaced for free.
Choosing the correct dog potty system for your dog is important, it will save you many hours of training time and hassle if you pick the right one. Doggy and the City dog potty systems come in several different sizes that are perfect for all dogs large and small. We use only natural grass and make sure that your natural grass is fresh and absorbent with our dog grass delivery service available in Los Angeles and Orange County.