Although having a dog brings a lot of happiness and joy to your life, some constraints come along as well. They are dependent on you, your schedule and routine, and this can be quite difficult if you spend most of your day at work outside your home; or if you have a dog with urinary problems. Opting for an indoor dog toilet can be a possible alternative solution that can work for many people.
The main advantage of indoor dog toilets is that it allows your dog to do his business indoors without feeling guilty. It should not necessarily become a habit since your pet will still need to go out.
Indoor dog toilet trends
There are different types of indoor dog toilets; the trendiest one right now is called the “dog bathroom”. It is made of biodegradable, antibacterial mats that are attached to the floor and the interior walls of the box, allowing the dog to make his needs properly, including males who raise their paws to urinate. These antibacterial fabrics also diffuse an odour attracting the animal to do his needs inside.
The base of the bin is made of rubber so that it does not move around, and a small washable mat, installed at the entrance in case of any spillage.
Benefits of a dog bathroom
In addition to offering antibacterial towels, these dog toilets will allow your animal to become independent, and to be able to finally do his needs anytime including at night, during your sleep, or during the day. It can also be used for older dogs who cannot easily access an outside place.
Other types of indoor dog toilets include mats for puppies or smaller dogs. They are ultra-absorbent, ideal for puppies who are not yet clean and who are in the process of potty training. They can also be used for small dogs with a small bladder or trouble holding back urine.
If you are taking your dog on vacation or travelling, this mat can also be placed in a travel crate.
Indoor dog potty
Another common dog indoor toilet is dog potty. Unlike a cat litter, a dog litter looks like a small garden and consists of a tray covered with a false lawn. When the dog pees on the lawn, the urine is filtered and falls back into the tank.
It is available in different sizes depending on the breed of your dog, and this small portable garden can be placed indoors or outdoors (on a balcony/ terrace). Read more about indoor dog potty here.
Indoor dog toilet training
Whatever type of indoor dog toilet you choose, training a dog to use it is the same. First of all, it must be easy to access and installed in a quiet place so that your dog is comfortable.
To educate your companion to make his needs in the litter, take the litter at specific times during the day and place it in front of him to encourage using it.
As mentioned before, using indoor dog toilets can make your dog’s life and yours much easier; however, the disadvantage is that many people will neglect the importance of walking their dog. A minimum of a 10-30 minutes walk, depending on his age is needed every single day.