Potty training products
A couple of years ago I saw some sort of spray at petsmart that you spray in your yard to go in a certain area rather than others. It wasn't a repelant because you spray it in the area you want them to go in. I cant seem to find it on the website right now. Has anyone ever seen or tried this? Does it work?
I was also looking at one of those grass potty pad things. A couple reasons... because we have to go down stairs to get outside, and we have to carry her because she hasn't learned how to go down them yet. Currently our fenced back yard is nothing but a dirt/mud pit with some weeds. The one time we took her back there, she did not potty but ran around attacking the weeds & dirt, rolling around and playing. After about 10 minutes she was filthy, although she had a great time. She had to go directly into the bath. We have a little un fenced front yard that we have been taking her in. We want our 5 year old to be able to take her potty once in a while (like if we are cooking, or busy doing something and she has to go NOW). He can not do that currently because I dont want him walking down the stairs with her or out in the front unsupervised. With one of these, I could put it on our deck and my son can just open the door for her. Thoughts?
I found on the petsmart website that there is a natures miracle solution that you can put in your carpet cleaner. Before I saw this I was thinking of spraying all the carpet with it, letting it soak in and then running the carpet cleaner over it with just the water rinse on. Has anyone tried this?
I've heard hanging bells on the door for dogs to paw at when they need to go works well. I thought this might be a little easier to train her on rather than barking or sitting by the door. I dont like barking, and dont know how to even teach a dog when to bark, and sitting by the door doesn't work unless we are looking right at her (once she has more freedom around the house). Anyone use these?
I know non of this is going to STOP her from going in the house. I am just looking for ways to make it a little easier on everyone. Any info on these products or other ideas would be great.