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Thread: MUM'S CAVOODLE MOVING FROM HOUSE TO APARTMENT .. TOILETING HELP ??? Perth/Australia

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    Hi all,
    Have just joined this site on behalf of my Mum, who is about to move from family home into retirement village apartment. Zoe, her gorgeous cavoodle, is moving with her and will have access to lots of walks by the Perth river etc., but not her big back yard. Mum is a pensioner and will have a decent sized courtyard, which she is considering pulling up pavers and putting in a dirt / garden area, but we need to think of alternatives so she doesn't have the worry of sweeping up dirt, mulch, etc. Has anyone got any brilliant ideas that would help. I was thinking perhaps a garden trough with dirt or a roll of purchased grass etc., but thinking that would be major effort to clean out for Mum ? She's not keen on fake grass for the dog's sake. Zoe is only little, and very well behaved at 8 years old, so up for suggestions ???? Would really appreciate anyone's suggestion. Thanks guys, Corrine (corrinelong@optusnet.com.au - direct email)

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    Hi 'Corrine Long' and to the forum on behalf of you and your mum and her pup !

    I love the fact that your mum can also bring her prized pup with her to the retirement village.

    Pups really prefer to do the toileting on real grass - if they have been trained to do so.

    Is it possible to get some real grass in the courtyard after you pull up the pavers ?

    How does Zoe access the courtyard ?

    Most pups I have known can acclimatise themselves to different situations - all it takes is time and patience !

    Good Luck !

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    You could probably plant something ground cover like prostrate salt bush or thyme that won't need mowing but the dog can toilet on. My dog will happily go on sand or mulch too. Preferably something that doesn't splash.

    Your mum may have to keep the cav on lead and be boring in the right spot until the dog learns to go in the right place.

    Fake grass can be hosed off. So can the right kind of mulch (pea or lucerne straw or bark chips). Organic mulch has to be topped up from time to time but that isn't difficult. Fake grass does have a tendency to heat up in the summer sun - not fun to be on. Sand has similar problems.

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