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Also looking for suggestions on what to do about where my dog uses the bathroom. The burn spots are spreading fast.
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Where your dog uses the bathroom, you're going to have issues. There are a few options:
* train the dog to go somewhere else. I'm not a dog owner, but I've read of others here that trained their dog to go to the bathroom in a non-grass area ( I don't recall what they set up for this; searching in other threads here might show an answer) so that it is off the lawn. I vaguely recall people using a mulch or crushed rock area for this. It sounded like this only required a couple weeks of regular training.
* immediately after the dog goes to the bathroom, douse the area with lots of water to wash the urine down into the soil and get it all off the grass leaves. You only have to do this on the specific spot the dog urinated, but that of course means that you have to be watching to know exactly where that is. With enough water, this will help, although it may not completely resolve the issue.
* find a family member (who lives elsewhere) or friend who wants a dog.
EDIT: Searched and found an old post with advice on the dog training: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1647&p=116296&hilit ... in#p116296
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