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I want to build a little area on my decking for isla to pee on so that I don't have to keep standing in my PJs every morning in full view of the neighbours!

I know you can buy these but they're super expensive, plus they don't seem to take the weight of isla.

i've heard real turf is a bad idea as it gets muddy quickly (and from previous experience it does tend to look like a swamp after a while) so itll probably need to be fake turf. Also, i know if needs to drain but i can't have it staining the wooden decking (or worse) because I rent the property.

Has any body made somehting like this, or any tips?
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You could get dressed before you take her out or make it look like you are full dressed- Sleep in sweat pants or change into pant then put on big coat zipped up when you go outside.

I don't even let my little ones pee on the deck let alone Buddy.

If it was me I would just wear the weirdest PJs I could find with a crazy hat- Really give them something to talk about
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Kids sandbox maybe?

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Just throw a coat over your pajamas.

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I have to agree with the others on this. I don't think that's a good idea. It would be sending missed messages to Isla.
I would just keep a long robe by the door if you're concerned about the neighbors. Personally I go out in my yard all the time in my pj's. I figure I'm paying taxes to do what I want in my yard and if it bothers someone to see an old lady in pj's then their head is turned in the wrong direction and I can't fix that for them
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Heck i have been known to garden in my pj's.

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Fair enough - to be honest, i just wanted to make good use of my decking for her, allow her to run around and also toilet if she needs to. There is only a small area outside the front door which is mainly mud and ivy so i wanted something a bit nicer for her.
Personally, i don't really mind about the PJs (except when its raining!), ive done it since day dot. However, since moving a month a go I do wonder how the other dog owners in my building do it (im ground floor and never ever see any one else with their dog out there).
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I just pull gym pants on under and wear a sweater or a coat over the top. No biggie.

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Cruise ships have an area that they have for service dogs to use, maybe if somebody knows what they use. I think it is some kind of artificial turf.

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