Identify the problem.
Create a potty place.
Change your dog's diet.
Get your dog to drink up.
Take a walk.
When your dog scratches at the door, your lawn is about to take a beating. Dog urine is
contains nitrogen, which can burn your lawn. You can minimize the damage with the following
Not all brown spots are caused by pets. If the spots in your yard have rings of dark green grass around their edges, blame Fido. If the brown grass comes out in clumps when you pull on it, blame grubs or lawn disease.
Get your dog to do its business in one area. Make a small patch with mulch or pea gravel (no pun intended). Train your dog to use that area with rewards and praise.
Nitrogen is formed when protein is broken down in digestion. Less protein means less nitrogen in your dog's urine. And that means less lawn damage. Talk to your vet about the right options for your pet.
Adding more moisture to your dog's intake makes it go more, but the nitrogen level is diluted. Little things can help, such as adding water to dry food.
A little exercise is good for everybody. Get the leash out and walk your dog to the nearest field or park, where the extra nitrogen will cause less harm.
If you notice parts of your parkway are popular with neighborhood dogs, flush those areas with water within eight hours. If your pet spots don't grow back when your dog starts going somewhere else, you'll have to re-seed.