Unlike cats, dogs are animals that have to go outside to “take care of business,” and unless you have a well-trained dog, that can become a big problem when it comes to your humble back yard grass. Dog urine is uncommonly rich in nitrates that actually burn through your grass. It leaves yellow, dried up patches behind that remain unsightly and can be harder to deal with later on. So how do you keep your dog from ruining your grass?
One of the simplest and most straightforward ways to achieve this is to train your dogs to pee in a grass-free area of your yard. This can include patches of dirt and soil found behind your shed, or in other areas that aren’t directly visible by visitors or neighbors.
To train your dog, accompany him outside, and get his attention when he chooses a patch of grass to go potty. You can then guide him to an area of your choosing. Dogs are smart, so just by repeating this action a few times, you’ll already get your dog to finish his business in a location of your choosing.
You can also use citrus spray to deter your dog from ruining your lawn. Just spray some on the areas where he normally goes, and that should do the trick. Finally, pee posts containing dog-enticing pheromones can give you the best chance to train your dog to pee precisely in the place you want him to.
Let’s face it no matter how hard we try to train our dogs they still may go on the grass. When they do go on the grass and make brown spots you can simply use Revive Dog Spot Treatment.