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How do you keep your grass from getting burned from their urine? When we just had Molly it wasn't such a big deal, but now that we have Hailey too our lawn is really suffering. I've seen products in pet stores, stuff you can add to the dogs' water, or spray directly on the grass to keep it green, does any of that actually work?
 

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I've got two females and two males; my grass is green with no burn marks. (There's a designated poop area with rock, but they pee wherever.) I don't know why, and the only thing I put in their water is apple cider vinegar.
 

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I don't think it's a female dog thing........it's just some dog's pee burns the grass. My female boxer's pee is awful! Our solution was to designate a pee/poop area. I bought a chain link dog run and we just leave the door open all the time and we trained all 3 dogs to go in there to pee/poop. We filled it with pea gravel and it works wonders! Every few days we spray it down with a cleaner and bleach to keep it from getting smelly and yucky. I often wonder why other people don't train their dogs to use the bathroom in only one place because it makes life sooooo much easier! No more hoping you don't step in poop in the backyard! And clean up only takes a few minutes because its all in one place rather than all over the yard! :)
 

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Our dogs have a designated area for elimination. It is about 12' x 12', sand pit with bark chunks on top. It is easy to scoop and then just hose down weekly. Now we don't have to hunt the entire 1/2 acre cleaning up the yard and pasture.
 

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I only have one female and two males. One of my males (Cain) still pees like a girl. This is my first spring and summer with Xena. There really isn't much to ruin in our yard as its been RUINED since we moved here. Plus with children (I run a home daycare) and 3 dogs, I have vowed to forget dreaming of a green yard.. ITS JUST NEVER GUNNA HAPPEN. :D
 

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I've never had any problem with burn marks from the girls...in fact, were they urinate the grass shoots up like no other! The "potty area"'s grass in our front yard is twice as tall as the rest of the grass. LOL
Haha, same here! In the places where Libby pees, the grass is tall and dark green!
 

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Hm, I had always heard that this was a female dog thing, but I guess not! :p the stuff they sell in petstores says it changes the ph balance of the urine, but I don't want to waste my money if it doesn't help. I'm gonna try the apple cider vinegar, see if that helps.
 
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