If you're looking for ideas on how to create a dog porch potty for your balcony or patio, here is a low-maintenance and affordable way to create a beautiful dog porch potty. The is also a great option for people that don't have a draining system on their balcony.
The first thing you will need to get to create this porch potty is a garden bed. This garden bed pictured above was purchased on Wayfair. It is a 4x4 garden bed that does not have a base. This works for smaller dogs. If you have a larger dog and have the space on your balcony, you can purchase two garden beds which will then give you a larger area to work with and more space for your dog to go to the bathroom.
The next step is to purchase a tarp. The tarp will be the base of your garden bed. This will help protect your patio or balcony floor. You can find a reasonably priced tarp at your local Lowe's or Home Depot. The tarp used for this garden bed was around $15.00.
The next item is cedar bedding from Walmart. You can find similar products on Chewy. This is an excellent product to use because it absorbs moisture well and there is essentially no odor from urine or feces. Of course, it's important to clean up after your furry friend as soon as possible to keep the area clean and deter flies from coming around. The cedar itself has a smell that is pleasant although some people may not like the smell. If you are concerned that your dog will try to eat the cedar then this may not be the best option for you. It will take time to train your dog to use this porch potty. It's good to replace the cedar every 1-2 months to keep the area clean and sanitized. You can also clean the tarp before laying new cedar.
If you want to add some color to make your dog potty more visually appealing for your space, try to add a flower bed and some colorful flowers. When you water the flowers the excess water will drain on the cedar which will absorb most of the moisture. Always research what flowers are safe for your pets. It may take some additional training to get your furry friend to leave the flowers alone. If you need more space for your dog, using only one flower bed will give you some extra space for your dog.
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