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OT Lawn Burn

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Sharp1, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Sharp1

    Sharp1 Member

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    My favorite bird dog is burning my lawn..Any ideas on how to either prevent this or a good solution for a fix? My yard looks great now except for the burn spots.. GL
     
  2. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Pick up her poop?

    There is a city ordinance here in town about that....One neighbor 3 houses down the street walks his Britteny and lets it poop on the next door neighbors yard without picking it up while she was washing her windows. The dog owner walked on like it was nothing so the neighbor lady picks up the poop and places it on the offending neighbors front doorstep.....She should have just rammed it down his throat.
     
  3. Birddogfella

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    Had a couple of German Shorthair pups who did the burn big time. At wit's end, I wound up watering their pee area a couple times a day.

    They grew out of the problem at 11 months...thank goodness!
    Good Luck.
    ///olde pharte///
     
  4. avery53

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    One of my Brits burns my lawn with her urine. Change of diet does nothing.

    Reading up on it, they say the best thing is to watch where she goes, then put water on it to dilute it.

    It has worked well, but I don't always see her go.
     
  5. msmith

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    You need some lime. Put lime down 1-2 times a year. Works for my dogs. Mike
     
  6. Sharp1

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    Dilution is the solution...

    I do add granular lime every year as I have many mature Oaks,, msmith

    GL
     
  7. wolfram

    wolfram Well-Known Member

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    Get a male?

    The problem is with female dogs is they use the same spot all the time. You can soak the ammonia out with lots of water or possibly train her to go to a more desirable area. Lots of effort either way.

    But another way to look at it is you would really miss those burned spots if they were to go away someday. It is only grass afterall.
     
  8. 1oz

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    I got Bo J as a gift from my mother while she was hospice . Bo J is a male but was snipped before he learned to cock his leg .We also enjoy a beautiful lawn and when i see him squat I just run that system on the sprinkler system seems to help . He just turned a year old a few days ago I've come to the decision that I can deal with a few brown spots in the yard. He is considered our special needs dog as well he spends the day in the house but at night he goes in the pen.
     
  9. Bob Schultz

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    What? You don't like my pee spots?
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  10. GunDr

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    We don't have a problem in the summer months, our lab wanders over to the edge of the yard, but...when he Ps in the snow during the winter, I'll have burn marks come spring. I would think the snow would dilute it enough but it doesn't.

    I may try the lime method.
     
  11. Husky44

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    I miss the burn spots, been a year since my female lab passed.

    As said before "It's only Grass"..Enjoy your time with the dog.
     
  12. Bob Schultz

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    I should look so good! The dog hopes she won't look like me!

    Bob
     
  13. halfmile

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    Mine has a special spot in back, never goes anywhere else. I just pick it up every time and flush it down the toilet.

    A google search might get results to help with strong urine.

    HM
     
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    Are you sure it's from pissing?

    <a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Tronspace/media/smokingdog_zps1de92cb2.jpg.html" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>
     
  15. magnumshot

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    When you take your dog out to pee, don't just let it out. Put the leash on and run it out to the same spot far from the house. Don't just let it pee anywhere, and don't let anyone else's dog pee anywhere either. I made the mistake of letting my previous dog pee near the back door, and it ruined the grass pretty quickly. With a little effort, I got that stopped. I had a neighbor that walked her dog right to my front porch and would let it pee there. What a dumb broad! She let the dog walk her. I put a stop to that real quick.
     
  16. Sharp1

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    Husky your spot on!

    GL