In contrast to natural turf, artificial grass will not die if a dog pees on it. Dog urine drains like rain, so you won't be looking out at a yellow sea. Dog feces must be cleaned up, exactly like they would on a real grass. If your dog goes outside and does his business on the lawn, then you'll need to wash it down with some water to get the smell off.
The best way to avoid having your yard ruined by dog urine is to keep your canine companion indoors when he needs to go. This will help prevent any damage to your yard as well as keep him safe from other dogs and animals that may cause harm if they feel he is in danger.
If you choose to allow your dog free access to your yard, then you should understand that he has the right of way just like everyone else. This means that your dog can run across any part of the yard without having to worry about hurting someone or being hurt himself. However, people do have the right to say no to an unleashed dog. If someone feels threatened by your pet, they could legally shoot him or her even if they are miles away from you. Your dog is capable of causing injury or death if he isn't properly controlled, so make sure to keep him confined to certain areas of the yard.
Yes, dogs can urinate and defecate on fake grass in the same way that they would on genuine grass. The good news is that you won't have to clean pee from your synthetic grass. It drains in the same manner as rainwater does. It is also advised to wash off the poop-affected area to properly remove any remaining muck.
Dogs can be individuals when it comes to their relationship with new things, so there may be some time before they accept artificial grass as part of their environment. However, if you allow them outside daily, then they will learn what types of things are acceptable and what isn't.
The best way to keep up with your dog's habits is by observing them. Does he go on walks without pulling? If so, he probably doesn't mind if you follow along. Is he more interested in exploring than looking for games? If so, let him explore away from home while you find something fun for both of you to do.
You should start training your dog right away so that he gets used to the idea of staying put while you go out for walks. This will help him feel comfortable when you take him out into public areas. Train him too early and he may think that going outdoors means being left alone until he returns. Too late and he may already know not to pull on his leash.
Keep an eye on your dog to see how he reacts to artificial grass.
This occurs because dog urine has a high concentration of nitrogen, which is known to destroy grass when concentrated amounts build over time. Dog pee has the same impact on your grass as a nitrogen-rich liquid fertilizer. A tiny bit of fertilizer helps keep your grass healthy, but too much will destroy it. Synthetic chemicals are also harmful products that can kill grass if used in excess.
If you don't want to deal with these issues, then consider adding some dog proof fencing to your property. This will prevent your dog from going where he/she shouldn't be and giving other people's pets a bad experience.
Finally, if you choose to train your dog not to go on your landscaping, there are special turf inhibitors available that will help prevent his/her pee from destroying your yard.
The best way to care for your lawn and reduce its exposure to pollutants is through proper maintenance. Maintain a consistent height of mowing, water regularly, and use pesticides only when needed. Avoid applying chemicals to your yard if you can; they may damage your grass instead. Don't fertilize your lawn more than once a year and try not to apply any synthetic materials within six months of planting new seeds.
Also check with your local government about pollution controls for dogs. Some cities may have regulations about removing their dogs' waste or installing deterrent devices. Others may offer financial incentives for doing so.
Simply put, the answer is no. It will not stain or permanently discolor faux grass, allowing your dog to use it in the same manner he would a genuine lawn. There are two types of paint that we commonly see on artificial turf fields-nonskid paint and bow-tie paint.
Nonskid paint is used to give the field a flat surface for your dog to play on. This type of paint can wear away over time if your dog runs hard on the turf or eats around the marker. The good news is that you can replace it. Bow-tie paint is used to mark his territory when he has an outdoor pen. If your dog bites into one of these markers they will wear down over time too. You could also buy plastic dogs to mark your own turf if you do not want your dog to chew on real ones!
Paint will not wash off of artificial grass either. So if your dog does eat some of it then you will have to get another field installed before using it with him again. An important thing to remember is that paint is only protective if your dog does not bite into it. If he does then you should get him out of pain immediately by calling your vet.