brick patio and dog 'doing his business'

kakellyJune 29, 2012

We are going to be moving and are looking at houses. We have found an adorable home with a small fenced-in back and side yard area that is ENTIRELY paved with brick and bordered with gardens. There is grass out front, but that area is not fenced. Question: We have a dog. Currently, we let him out into our fenced-in grassy back yard to pee and poop. Not a problem. But WILL it be a problem in this new fenced-in yard made entirely of brick? Unless he decides to go in the border gardens all the time. But I don't know what he would do. I'm imagining this can't be good for the brick and may stain or cause permanent odors. What do you think?

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annzgw

I agree that him going on the brick all the time will lead to stain and odors. How wide, from brick to fence, is the border? I would be inclined to take a portion of that and lay some sod, but if the border isn't large enough, then I'd remove some of the brick and either lay sod or artificial turf.

The challenge will be training him to go only on the sod or turf.

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