Oh! I forgot to mention; I have cordoned off a space inside the door using a playpen, so they come in, wash off feet, towel dry, stay there 15 or so mins, then come in. Saves big, muddy feet bounding in on the carpet!
Thats a great idea, I could do that on our front verandah. Some great ideas here, I may try and see which one works best for Isaac.
I wish all this rain would go away already...
My dog is my best friend and helps me though those hard days.