I was so excited to get this as my two yorkies will rip up puppy pads, but in all honesty it's not worth the money and not what I thought it would be. Theirs nothing that holds it to the plastic bottom to secure it, so once your dog finds out they can yank it around and chew on it, if that's their personality, they will. My dog drug the grass off the top, chewed it and trampled all in his urine that collects in the plastic bottom part. Really, really not worth it. You're better off purchasing a metal grate for the puppy pads.
I was trying different things for my new puppy. I used this about a week before I gave up. The plastic piece underneath is extremely flimsy for the price. She was peeing on it though. However she begun pulling the grass pad off and slinging the pee around. I also had fake grass chunks everywhere. Maybe this works better for an already trained adult dog. I was worried she was going to ingest the grass too. If I hadn't taken it away it wouldn't have lasted very long.
The grass is so absorbent it makes rinsing a pain unless you hang it and spray it for a long time. Really disappointed. I feel like a thinner less dance turf would work better
I really tried to give this a shot. I was desperate to get my dog to potty outside, but no matter how long the walk, she would come back in the house and squat right on the floor. She’s come from a hoarding situation, so potty training is incredibly foreign. I thought if we got artificial grass, it would entice her to use real grass. I wasn’t too scared of the other reviews about the smell either, as I had prepared to wash the turf regularly and with enzymatic urine cleaner. I absolutely was not prepared for how the turf grabs onto urine smell. I have had to soak this turf for hours, wash and rinse several times and then soak separately in enzymatic urine cleaner to get even a bearably stinky turf insert. I tried puppy pads underneath, to try and absorb the smell, and that didn’t work either. I’ve had to bathe my dog every other day, as she smells like a stinky ferret from stepping on the turf. After giving this about a month, I’ve scrapped the turf entirely, and decided to just stick with disposable potty pads. I don’t think I would recommend this, as trendy and realistic as it looks, simply because it’s not hygienic and the hassle is the same as if the dog were just urinating on the carpet and furniture. On the bright side, the dog is trained on weewee pads now.
I got this for my puppy to use while she’s not fully vaccinated at our apartment, and I absolutely love it. Not only is it easy for her, I’m also not taking her out in the freezing cold every 3 hours (she shivers just being carried to the car). We put potty pads underneath the grass to make for easy clean up. We do have an attached garage that we keep it in, otherwise it definitely would be smelly inside.
I have only been using 2 potties/ 2 Chihuahuas for 3 weeks. I clean them constantly and the urine odor will not go away.
Our little Piper just shivers violently and jumps up on us to be picked up or runs for the porch to be let in once the temperature drops into the 50's outside, especially if it's raining. Potty training went great with her until it started getting cold. We did notice that she was using the front and back doormats instead of the floor or rugs. So we purchased this mat and put it by the back door. It took about 2 weeks during a Fall coldsnap, where she had hits and misses, and sometimes she just sat on it at first like she liked it there. But I gave her praise and a treat when she pottied on the mat. Now, whenever it's cold or it's raining and in the 50's or less, this green mat is where she always goes. It's a relief for us because this mat is easier to clean than a doormat, rug, or the floor. Sometimes I just slip a couple paper towels between the green mat and the pan under the mat. Occasionally, we hose it off and let it dry. She hasn't used it much yet but now it's getting colder so we expect it to get more use.
We live in a high-rise so our small dog uses this between longer morning and evening potty breaks when we can't make it downstairs/outside every hour. We just put it on the floor and he immediately pees on it. We use a disposable puppy pad placed in between the tray and the grass mat (they separate easily) to keep it cleaner. He has been using the tray for about a year - very convenient!
Poorly made, flimsy, came broken, the large size is too small for my Frenchie, complete waste of money.
Idk what I expected but this is a plastic tray with a cheap bit of fake grass on top. I cannot tell when my dogs have used it unless I lift up the fake grass. I would think if used frequently this could overflow. Not sure. My dogs lay on it. They do not seem to understand they can potty on it. They do like to pull the plastic strings off the sides of the fake grass.