Potty Patch Lets Your Dog Piss In Your House!

If you have a dog who urinates in your house, then the solution is not to get your pet potty trained; that’s hard and time-consuming. Instead, you should let your dog pee in your house but just encourage her to do so on a patch of “synthetic grass.” At least that is what the TV commercial for the Potty Patch would like you to believe:

You got to love that woman who would rather let her dogs use her house as a toilet than force them to go “out in the cold.” That woman truly loves animals—or has no sense of smell whatsoever.

Everyone who buys the Potty Patch must be crossing their fingers in hopes that the claim about this thing being “odor free” is accurate.

But what if your dog needs to take a dump? Won’t that make a great conservation piece at your next cocktail party when your Golden Retriever leaves a big steaming pile on the Potty Patch!

If you happen to have a male dog—which takes a piss by lifting his leg—it would seem that this product would be of no use to you. But I’m sure when you purchase they can upgrade you to a Potty Patch Wall Covering, so you can let your German Shepherd spray away on your house walls.

A great bonus product for the PottyPatch would be the Comfort Wipe toilet paper stick. That way both you can your dog can “keep your dignity” when doing your bathroom business. Just make sure to remember which product is supposed to be for you and which one is supposed to be for your dog!


  • 63 Responses to “Potty Patch Lets Your Dog Piss In Your House!”

  • Someone who gets the PottyPatch will have to train their dog to just pee on it and not poo on it. But if they need to potty train their dog they should probably just train it to hold it in until the dog can get outside.

    Comment by euGene on July 13, 2009 at 11:22 pm

  • Golfers should get this and use it instead of the Uroclub.

    Comment by Anne Packrat on July 14, 2009 at 5:57 am

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    Comment by kevin on July 15, 2009 at 10:15 am

  • Hmm it does look stupid, but when we potty trained our current dog we used a sheet of special paper which the dog smelled and identified as the place to go. Then gradually we placed the sheets outside and now he doesn’t pee inside even without the sheets. Anyway, potty patch looks like it wants to be a permanent solution, which is sadistic, in a way.

    Comment by chris on July 15, 2009 at 1:47 pm

  • Hello,

    I hope you don’t mind me commenting on this as I represent Wiggle Wag Dog potties. But I thought maybe I can add some info on why people choose to purchase a potty solution.

    The majority of our customers purchase a potty for one of three reasons.

    1] a washable potty is more affordable and environmentally friendly than disposable puppy pads during a dog’s house training phase.

    2] their dog sneaks “breaks” in the house during winter months to avoid going outside (toy breeds do this often). A potty saves their carpets.

    3] they have an elderly dog who can’t hold their bladder anymore and need a sanitary solution.

    Hope this helps. 🙂

    Comment by Margaret on July 15, 2009 at 6:20 pm

  • This is just going to breed more lazy dog owners. Hey why bother walk your dog anymore?

    Billy Mays would’ve never endorsed this.

    Comment by Mark on July 17, 2009 at 7:53 am

  • I know this does sounds ridiculous but I live in a three story apartment with a toddler and we walk our dog twice a day for a long time and take her out several times. My husband is gone for weeks at a time with his job and I’m at home with my toddler and my german shephard. There are times when my dog needs to go out late at night and my daughter is sleeping. I can’t just leave her home alone and walk my dog down three stories and let her find her perfect spot to pee! I keep the potty patch on my balcony for these emergencies. It’s not that I’m lazy but sometimes I’m very thankful for this creation, and I think anyone in my shoes would agree that this is a good solution.

    Comment by megan on July 18, 2009 at 9:15 am

  • Well, Mr. Lucas, it seems some “Potty Patch” plants have been placed here.

    Why would anyone looking at a comedy website actually be suckered in to purchasing anything so worthless and low quality? Not to mention shattering your dignity?


    Maybe the infomercial producers are taking notice of your ever-growing popularity! HAR HAR HAR!

    Comment by Jack Wolf on July 25, 2009 at 12:27 am

  • For years cat owners have been able to keep the smell of their pet’s piss and shit inside the house with a litter box. Finally, dog owners have the same opportunity.

    Comment by euGene on July 30, 2009 at 4:58 pm

  • Thank you !! I found this blog by searching to see if anyone knew what kind of puppy was in the commercial, and I just had to stop and leave a comment. I agree completely! Letting your dog pee in the house under any circumstances is ridiculous. When I first saw this item on tv I was confused.. Very confused. A tray full of pee? Oh joy, let me get that right away! :/ also thanks for the mention of the “Comfort Wipe” stick, which I find equally strange. Great blog! A laugh out loud and nod of agreement from this reader!

    Comment by beeb on July 30, 2009 at 6:54 pm

  • I can see why you guys find this so amusing, however, I can also see how this could be useful. I have a toy yorkie and live by death valley. He is very sensitive to the heat. Walking him during the day is not an option. His feet get burned by the hot pavement, his ears get sunburned and he rapidly becomes dehydrated and will throw up. we walk him early in the morning and at night when it’s cooled down a bit. But during the summer days when temps can get to anywhere between 110 – 125 degrees it’s not safe to take him out. We use puppy pads but I can see how it could be cost effective to have a non-disposable choice. It’s easy to knock something when you don’t have a use for it yourself by remember that not everyones situation is as simple as you think it should be.

    Comment by Jenna on August 1, 2009 at 10:36 pm

  • I have two dogs, one a lab who is perfectly housebroken and the other a 7 month old maltese mix who has the bladder the size of a pee. We live on the 13th floor of a high rise and my lab has yet to have an accident but the our maltese is less than housebroken. In attempts to put on her leash she immediately pees in excitement and holding her bladder to go down the elevator sometimes doesn’t work. We have limited her mishaps by crate training her but she still can’t hold it more than 2-3 hours and will pee and lay in it. I purchased on of these in hopes it will fit in her crate and that she will stay dry if she is left while we go on errands without her. I think emptying out and cleaning the crate will cause me to lose less sanity then giving her a bath everytime we leave 🙂

    Comment by Michelle on August 17, 2009 at 3:05 pm

  • I can see a use for this product if you can train your dog to use it. Obviously, for larger dogs it isn’t so good. We have a very small dog and he doesn’t lift his leg to pee, but he does sneak some relief on our $700 living room rug. We haven’t tried this yet, but after trying all the sprays, puppy pads (which btw are cheaper if you buy pads made for elderly adults), and all that, we want to try it before winter sets in. Alot of people here seem to thing this is their chance to do some stand-up comedy, but like the few people above have already said, sure it seems stupid if you don’t have a use for it. I bet your dog is crapping in your back yard right now while you sit there worry free. More power to you, but my toy breed isn’t going to do well in a blizzard this winter unless something works.

    Comment by Joe on August 20, 2009 at 4:28 am

  • People who do not have dogs with problems just do not understand what it means to have urine all over your wool area carpets. I have a small German Sheperd who is trained to relieve herself outside, but she has renal failure and sometimes cannot wait all day or all night to get outside. The fluid just runs right through her. We are really hoping the potty box for inside use will help. Shame on anyone who judges other people for needing to try this. I just hope it works and she will use it.

    Comment by Julie R. on August 24, 2009 at 7:47 am

  • I am not shamming anyone who wants to try this. I understand that there are specific reasons and special needs why something like this may come in handy. However that said. I own a pet care buisness where we do boarding and dog walking. In my experience the dogs who have a potty patch or something like it will not go to the bathroom outside at all. They are trained to pee in the house thanks to this product. My other huge problem with this company is in the advertisement they say “Don’t watse money on a dog walker”. Let me clarify something as a dog walker. Am I afraid that too many people are going to get this product and fire our company? Absolutely not. Here’s the biggest thing. We don’t only walk dogs to have them do their buisness. The main priority is to get in their excersise. Dogs NEED excersise, especially big energetic dogs. No excersize and a simple wiz on the potty patch would lead to behavioral issues. Chewing, peeing, getting into garage, digging so on and so forth. A dog needs excersize. Thats why most people need a dog walker. So as I stated earlier I am not going to shame the people who really need this product but, I do shame the company for saying people don’t need dog walkers.

    Comment by Angela on August 30, 2009 at 5:32 pm

  • I have read all of the blogs on the “Potty Patch” and want to add my own 2 cents worth. I travel for my job, and am in and out of hotels, and my vehicle on busy highways, etc. I have a small 7 pound toy breed that I litter box trained when I first got her. I will tell you all, that I am not lazy, but with my long 12-14 hours days 6 days a week, and my travels where she goes with me all the time….litter box training her was the BEST thing I ever did !! I do not have to worry about stopping on the side of a major interstate to let her out into the ditch, risk her getting off her leash accidentally, nor do I have to worry about my floors when I’m at work for 12 hours !! I have been paying for new bags of the Second Nature dog litter for the last 3 years and am thinking that maybe the Potty Patch would cut down on my litter costs !!! I can dump the liquid tray at the end of the day, into the toilet, much easier than scooping the litter and putting it into a trash can. And as for the “pile” they leave, you do the same thing I do with the current litter pan I have used the last 3 years, you pick it up with a piece of toilet paper and put it in the stool. My dog still goes outside when we are on our walks, or at doggy parks, but at least I know my floors are safe while I’m at work, and she’s safe in my vehicle while I travel. YES, I have a litter pan in my home, and one in my SUV in the back. While I’m traveling, if she needs to go to the restroom, she just goes back and does her thing and I just keep driving. When I get to the next stop for gas, I simply pick up the “pile” with a papertowel at the pumps and throw it in the trash can !! The Potty Patch looks to me to be much easier to keep clean, as well as much cheaper than buying my bags of dog litter !!! Check out Second Nature Dog litter and Second Nature dog litter pans (I use the sideways pan).

    Comment by Lori on September 11, 2009 at 2:55 pm

  • My male dogs refuse to use it so my female won’t either. Bought two and tried to return one. No mailing address on boxes!

    Comment by nan winterbourne on September 14, 2009 at 1:43 pm

  • We have 2 small dogs, around 10lbs and they are great about going outside in the yard when we open the door for them and take them for walks. However, small dogs have much smaller bladders than large dogs, so occasionally they can’t hold if if you are gone all day or they happen to wake in middle of the night. We have been using the pee pads for 2 years for accidents and they are wood savers, but as someone mentioned, they are very wasteful. There is a product called “pish pad” that is reusable, but doesn’t have the tray, etc. My mom just told me about the potty patch and her little maltese uses it in all emergencies. I am going to try it, since I think it looks better and seems cleaner then the other pads. As for the people who say we are lazy for letting our dogs piss and crap in the house- you really don’t know as much as you think. . .

    Comment by Mrs. Smith on September 20, 2009 at 11:07 am

  • For elderly or ill dogs, it makes sense. But for dog potty training? I don’t think so, Tim.

    Kudos to the blogger…one of the most hilarious write-ups I’ve seen on here! You make my throat hurt because of all the laughter.

    Comment by Irving Berlyn on September 26, 2009 at 11:48 pm

  • Hey this is for Angela, the boarder and dog walker. I wouldnt let one of you people into my house while I’m away EVER! So when I can’t be there to let my dog out, she uses the patch. She still prefers going outside. And it hasn’t caused any psychological damage–not like boarding does. By the way, Ms. Dog Walker, learn how to spell EXERCISE.

    Comment by Cathy on October 31, 2009 at 12:50 pm

  • If you guys don’t own a dog that just can’t seem to get it like i do you would understand. But its not that we’re lazy and don’t want to take them out it’s because they have to go so much because small dogs have small bladders, thats just the way it works. My dog knows its wrong to go in the house, but to have to clean piss every morning or step in it every morning and night when you come home even when you can take them out 5 times a day and it still happens, this potty patch seems like a life saver. The target market for this product is obviously not you if you have a well trained dog with no bladder problems.

    Comment by Grace on November 16, 2009 at 10:17 pm

  • Thoes who need it need it. Thoes who don’t well….nobody was asking for your input anyway. When everyone who is judging thoes who choose to use this product have everthing in order with there own lives, then and only then can you give comment or judgment on something or someone else.

    Comment by Sarah Edwards on November 17, 2009 at 10:16 am

  • Amen! On that last comment. People have small or even large elderly dogs they are caring for that are still enjoying living. They are not taking the easy way out by putting them down because of these difficult issues. We are not all a part of the throw away society and you people who are so busy judging people for caring for their sick and small animals better hope your kids are not of a mind to throw you away some dat too. Because how we care for our animals pretty much reflects how we feel about life in general. I won’t put one of my pups down easily and they are way past the point of me enjoying them. They are just work now. Old dogs who go inside, but still like living. Their time will come, but I and they will know. You people with too many opinions go do something useful for a change. Stop giving people a hard time by judging them.

    Comment by michelle on November 29, 2009 at 2:47 am

  • I am glad that the people who have or hope to benefit from this product have written comments sharing the various reasons. This blog is a little too “Oh my god we have a baby and he poops in his diaper and now our trash pail stinks. Oh what should we do, get rid of the baby or let our house become a smelly poop and pee party?”
    Of course this is not for every pet owner. I am going to try it because at this point I am willing to try anything. I have three tiny dogs. Two are perfect gentlemen and remain housebroken and will use the doggie door even in the rain. My mini yorki, however is very old, has arthiritis and hates to walk in the cold. She is scared of the doggie door. Her health is declining and she takes lacix which makes her need to pee ALL THE TIME. I would rather her pee on this and have me or someone empty it several times daily than for her to pee on my carpet or wood floors. I am not going to kill her, give her away or just lock her outside because she requires extra care in her old age. She has been good to me and now I will return the favor.
    This blog is obviously written by a non pet owner. There are a variety of uses and reasons for this product. Most have been mentioned. My sister lives on the 21st floor in chicago and she tells me that the pet owners in her building love this. And whats the big deal cats have been voiding their bladder and having bowel movements indoors since they became indoor pets. They have what I believe are “odor free” or “odor reducing” indoor litter boxes which have to be cleaned.
    If the pet owner uses this product reponsibly and maintains it by emptying the waste timely, cleaning the product and not leaving urine inside, there is no reason it should not be a useful and cleanly alternative to dogs peeing inside the home on pee pads or on the carpet if they are not able to get outside for WHATEVER reason.

    Comment by Melissa on December 22, 2009 at 7:11 am

  • Has anyone purchased this product and have a list of likes and dislikes?

    Comment by Jenn on December 30, 2009 at 2:16 pm

  • My dog is about 14 pounds and 7 months old. I take her on two walks a day about 40-60 min each. I’ll take her outside to use the bathroom between the walks every 2-4 hours. The little bathroom breaks are about 10 min. Some times she goes, some times she doesn’t. My dog gets enough walking time, and she has toys and treats to help get her energy out. I have nothing against walking a dog, and believe you have a better behaved dog if it gets it’s walks. However, she pees in the house EVERY TIME I go out. I come in and first thing I do is a sweep of the carpets to see where, and she has never let me down. I always find a nice little puddle. I crated her, but she will go in it. I’ve left her in the bathroom with pads, but she will chew up the pads and pee on the floor. I have to clean her mess up any way, and she is ruining the carpet. You want to talk about a house smelling like a toilet?!?!?! If you like I could try to describe the smell of my place. I’m going to try this product. If it doesn’t work it doesn’t work, but there’s nothing left for me to do. I envy the people who don’t have to scrub piss out of their carpet every day.

    Comment by jacque on December 31, 2009 at 3:19 pm

  • Jacque, go ahead a try the product. We have a Bishon that hates walking on grass, asphalt and hates the cold. AND SO DO WE! He is almost 6 years old and his potty area is in the garage.An an old washer catch basin lined with newspaper, changed everytime he pees, or just pick up poop..wash or wipe with disinfectant every so often. Worked forever…we open kitchen door, always make sure garage door is closed and let him walk around sniffing tires, recycle bin, do his business, and bark when he’s ready to come in. The key to making your dog want to use the area is a nice reward …ours loves cheese. The mention of using potty and cheese makes for a clean home. An accident or two when my girls don’t pay attention to his barks to be let out but hey…he’s a dog! I saw a similar product for over $100 but ordering this to save on using paper. Good luck.

    Comment by CJ on January 1, 2010 at 9:54 pm

  • I find this product to be a joke. For those that come up with excuses as to why this is a good product, you really shouldn’t be a dog owner. If you live in a place where it’s 125 degrees out, you should maybe THINK about that before getting yourself that cute little pet! It’s not fair for them, and is shameful for you. If you are the the type that makes excuses about how you have no choice but to leave your dog inside all day long, with only going out in the evening, then yet again, you have no business owning a dog. If your dog has medical problems, where it can’t hold it, then you should do the right thing, and figure out options for boarding, or putting your dog down. Or..maybe investing in doggy diapers?? This product made me so angry. LAZY LAZY PEOPLE!!

    Comment by Jason on January 2, 2010 at 3:16 am

  • This comment is for Jason. I was wondering if you could tell me what climate is appropriate for someone to own a dog? It seems to me that in the southern states, there are days that can reach 100+ degrees. In the northern states it can easily reach -30. So Im wondering where this utopia of a perfect climate for owning a dog is?
    Also, a large percentage of the population works a full time job. Im sorry if thats not you, but those of us who do work full time cant always bring our dogs to work. So, if you are working an 8 or 9 hour day, plus lets just say for example, you have a half hour commute, that means your dog is alone for around 10 hours a day. How is that neglectful?
    You obviously either dont own a dog, or dont own a small dog.
    I am the owner of an extremely well behaved yorkie, who does very well with her house training. But, she has accidents. Especially in the winter. More than 3 minutes outside in the winter, she starts to walk funny because its cold and bothers her paws. She runs from the open door because its cold.
    I dont think there is anything wrong with people wanting to at least TRY something to HELP their dogs! If it doesnt work, so be it. Small price to pay. If it does in fact work, then isnt the dog and the owner happier? So, explain to me how that is wrong?
    And, I might add that I agree with the other poster who mentioned how its OK for cats to do their business indoors. But someone creates a product for dogs to do the same and thats appalling?!
    Please, please send us all directions to this paradise where you live where the temperature is always perfect, and all dogs are without health problems, and have giant bladders!
    OH, and one more thing…you cant be a dog owner. No one who loves dogs would make a generic statement as “If your dog has medical problems, where it cant hold it, then you should do the right thing and figure out options for boarding or putting your dog down.”
    I pity your mother when she ages and has a heartless fool for a son to care for her. What will you tell her when she needs diapers? hey mom, youre a pain, so Im gonna have you put to sleep.

    Comment by Jess on January 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm

  • I recently purchased the potty patch and found that it works great. I have to small dogs and one starting using it the second day and the other it took a little longer. The both pee and poop on the patch which really helps when it is cold and the cold well affect there pads. When the weather is nice I take them out and at bed time they use the patch.

    Comment by Ron on January 6, 2010 at 3:32 pm

  • My little miniature schnauzer has recently started relieving himself on my carpet in the morning. We go out at 12 am and again at 4 am before bed and he still does it! The weather in Central Florida has gotten very cold (20 degrees tonight) and the vet says that this will cause the dog to urinate more frequently. So I was wondering if I should get this product for when he can not hold it or feels that it is too cold for him to go outside? I walk my dog three times a day but it has not seemed to help at all. Please help me!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Julynn on January 9, 2010 at 11:36 pm

  • The Potty Patch sounds perfectly logical to me.Years ago, I had a male and female Pekingese and they went on newspaper. The female died giving birth to her puppies at the vets, so I had two puppies to care for. I never had to potty train them as they grew as they just did what daddy did on the newspaper (or outside). They didn’t have Potty Patches in those days but I think they sound better than the newspaper. I’m planning to get a dog in the near future and I like this idea of the Potty Patch.

    Comment by Faye on January 13, 2010 at 10:57 pm


    Comment by CHRIS on January 13, 2010 at 11:07 pm

  • I have a 6 mo old toy rat terrier that hates the cold weather and will stand by the door until I let her back in. I take her to the grass but she runs right back to the door. She will relieve herself right on the patio. I’m tired of cleaning the patio, I’m thinking that placing this on the patio will maybe encourage her to do her thing there instead of all over the patio. Has anyone tried this? Or any suggestions?

    Comment by Jenn on January 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm

  • In addition to my pomerainian using the potty patch, I found it very useful to have by my easy chair, just in case I myself cannot make it to the bathroom. What a conveinence for those of us whom have bladder control problem, no more diapers for me, its potty patch right there by my easy chair.

    Comment by Levon DeGrass on January 31, 2010 at 1:06 pm

  • I own two miniature dachshunds and I have a job. A dog with a bladder the size of a peach pit can’t hold it for 8 hours.

    Comment by Tom on January 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm

  • We have three toy breed dogs and we have a doggy door. People have said that little dogs have small bladders, and they are absolutly right! Also little dogs get cold really easily. We keep sweaters on our dogs because they get very cold, even in our house. Two of our dogs usually go out just fine, but our other dog, many times won’t go out. Especially in the winter or when it’s raining. We use puppy pads and she sometimes uses them. I would love to try this potty patch and see if it makes a difference since it feels like grass. I saw with some people saying how it’s stupid to use to train a puppy. Have you ever had a puppy? In my experience when they first are introduced to grass, they walk all funny because it feels weird. Its pretty funny. I think this would be great to train a puppy! They can get use to the way grass feels. It’s very frustrating when you have a dog who won’t go outside. It’s not laziness or a bad owner. Every dog is different and that’s what this product is intended for.

    Comment by Ashley on February 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm

  • i am on my 3rd yorkie (but this time got a yorki-poo just for the poodly genes to help with potty training). the first dog lasted 2 years (with never learning potty training) and the second 7 months. i’ve had this one 3 days and i’m gonna try the patch for the sake of being sane and keeping this dog. i love yorkies. just hate their potty habits.

    Comment by Becky on February 9, 2010 at 5:04 pm

  • I am agreeing i adore my two pomeranians and in the winter they can not take the cold and sorry to those of you who think i should move to paradise i am going to try this for mine and i hope they like it i walk my dogs 4 times a day in the summer but in the winter i can put them out they stand for about one to two minutes and then want to be picked up and i agree with the person who has to scrub carpets this sounds much easier and cheaper than replacing the carpet. for those of you who have the perfect pet which i doubt you have one at all congrats to you but i would not get rid of my babies cause they had accidents when they were babies and i will not do the same to my beloved pomeranians i would rather find something that will work for both of us

    Comment by dawn on February 9, 2010 at 7:19 pm

  • I own this product and personally think it is great. I own a toy breed an she has a very small bladder. She needs to be walked a lot. I didn’t mind taking on this responsibility because I perform wedding services for a living, and this normally dose not require me to be out of my home for more than 2 hours or so at a time. However their are rare times, such as valentines day coming up, when I have wedding services all day and can’t walk her every few hours. Most toy breeds simply are unable to hold it all day, and it’s painful for them if you try to force them to. So, for times like that, I put down the potty patch. She is happy to use it, and their really is no smell. I also put it down at night because sometimes her small bladder just can’t hold it all night and I prefer not to lock her in a crate all night. I still walk her every day, multiple times a day. I also take her to the park almost every day, so she gets plenty of exercise. But the potty patch allows her to be comfortable and not mess on the house, or suffer trying to hold it for the times that we just can’t be their to help her. What’s wrong with that?

    Comment by Rev. Vinny on February 12, 2010 at 2:04 pm

  • I have a dog who is highly allergic to what the complex sprays on the grass and sidewalks here. He is potty trained but I can’t take him outside here because of his allergy. I have been having him use the potty pads but I was spending 6 bucks a week. So when I saw this commercial I thought it was a wonderful idea. And for those of you who are thinking I never take my dog out, you are wrong I carry him on a daily basis to the car before work and take him to a friends. That way he can run around with her dogs all day. But when I come home at night I can’t take him outside and I can’t get mad at him for going in the house when I can’t take him outside. So the potty patch works wonderfully. I love it and my dog doesn’t mind using it AND ONLY it. For my dog to go on it I just took his puppy pad folded it in half, so half of the patch was there and eventually he didn’t even notice when there wasn’t a pad on there.

    Comment by Jennifer on February 12, 2010 at 10:09 pm

  • I’ve been looking to get one of these. I think it would be a great way for my new puppy to learn to use the bathroom outside and in the grass. I live in an apartment on the 3rd floor. I can’t be taking my puppy that can barely hold her bladder up and down the steps. This looks like a good solution if I just put it on the balcony. I just wanted to say something because I don’t think it is appropriate for some people to just jump to conclusions that every dog owner that has one of these is lazy.

    Comment by Sarah on February 16, 2010 at 11:55 pm

  • Read quite a few of these, and it seems to me that people are too critical. I have had dogs that were very easily potty trained, then I have had a few that never were. This is not always the owners fault. My question is to those that want to blame “everything” on the owner, calling them lazy, or saying they don’t deserve to have an animal, what do you suggest we do with them? Give them up? My animals are family. I have had six children, all with different personalities, one of my sons was very difficult to potty train, but I didn’t give up on him. The same son gave me problems throughout his growing up years, we fought thru most of his growing up years. My point I didn’t get rid of him for this. Guess I could have, where is he now? In the service working as a bio-chemist. Just like my child, my hard to train dogs will continue to live with me cause I don’t give up. Shame on any body telling people it is there fault and they should get rid of their pets.

    Comment by Peggy on February 18, 2010 at 10:00 am

  • We have ordered a potty patch.I’m hopeing it works and I am not lazy- I have a Job that takes me away 8Hrs a day,How would you like to hold your bladder that long. Well i think it’s only fair to give the dogs a little relief too. and yea we might have to clean it up when we get home but thats what having pets is like. Some people shouldn’t have pets if they can’t handle taking care of them this only makes it easy on the pets and owners,the rest of you beeee quiet and MYOB.

    Comment by shela on February 19, 2010 at 10:31 am

  • It seems that people have very different opinions about the potty patch. I have not purchased it yet but will be today. It is funny how people who have fairly young and healthy dog can sit there and laugh about people using this potty patch. My dog is 13 yrs. old and in her younger days she was very well house trained. Now that she is older and has medical problems she can not hold it as long. I feel bad for her because she went from being a young dog who could have run of the house all day to a senior dog who has to be locked up all day while I am at work. I am hoping this potty patch will give her the freedom of the house again. To the people who knock the potty patch you will oneday need the same solution. So never say never.

    Comment by April on February 28, 2010 at 8:16 am

  • I just purchased the potty patch at walgreens for my two schipperkees. I have one that I just adopted and he sometimes can not hold it all night. They start barking to be let out at 2:00 AM even though we just let them out at 11:00pm. We’ve restricted the water consumption after 6:00pm no to avail. I put the potty patch where they like to have accidents in the bathroom and am crossing my fingers. They don’t have accidents every night and they never have them during the day, only at night.

    Comment by lorien larsen on March 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm

  • I bought one to train my dog to go outside when it rains. However the thing is FKN piece of chinese garbage! Heck it wont even stay together for more than 5 min, once she walks on it,it come apart.

    The Potty Patch website does not offer a phone number, an address or any return information. They are ripping people off. My potty patch (that I ordered directly from “potty patch”) does not even look like the one on their website.

    I paid $92 for this shit and am not happy. Anyone know how to get them?

    Comment by Dr. on March 26, 2010 at 6:32 pm

  • I have a Pomeranian mix, who was unfortunately paper-trained before we got her and we have not been able to break her of the habit of peeing indoors no matter how frequently she is let out or walked. This has become a source of real contention as she is ruining the carpets and the house stinks like dog urine. We use pee pads but sometimes her aim leaves something to be desired, as well as the expense.

    For those of you who actually own a Potty Patch I am curious as to how easy they are to empty. I am envisioning walking through the house with a cookie sheet sized apparatus filled with urine sloshing about. Are they easy to empty? Thanks!

    Comment by S.T. on April 22, 2010 at 11:10 pm

  • I was given an almost 5 month old cockapoo dog by my mother. He was almost completely housebroken. 5 days after she brought this piece of garbage over(she ordered it before she gave me the dog) he is urinating ALL OVER MY HOUSE!!!!! He has not set foot on it a single time, and when I placed him on it, he jumped off like his paws were on fire and ran away. He then proceeded to empty his bladder on the tile floor in the bathroom doorway. I would not recommend this as a solution for ANYONE!!

    Comment by ashdav on May 19, 2010 at 9:35 am

  • I recently bough the Potty Patch for my two dogs. One is a 13 year old Rat Terrier, the other is a 20 month old Mini Pin.

    Both of my girls are trained to go outside but, I feel very bad making them hold it while I’m at work for 10 hours a day.

    So, I think the Potty Patch is a wonderful idea since they don’t have access to the yard while I’m gone.

    And I personally, have no problem with cleaning out the tray vs. cleaning the carpet/tile.

    Comment by Sarah on June 2, 2010 at 1:45 pm

  • what make a dog piss on a human if standing and having a conversation and there he goes on your let and shoe, this has happen twice with me with different breeds of dogs,

    Comment by vernice on July 20, 2010 at 6:47 pm

  • with other dog it was a small dog and he had been sitting in my lap and about 35 minutes he pissed on me

    Comment by vernice on July 20, 2010 at 6:50 pm

  • Personally, I love this. Having smooth coated Chihuahuas and living in Alaska, it is wonderful during the winter months when it is extremely dangerous for my chis to go outside. During the warm weather, they love to go out, but when the temps are regularly below 0 degrees, I’m not going to risk their lives. Also, to me it is no different than years ago when I had cats with litter boxes or when I was potty training my child. My child had a potty chair that I had to dump and clean afterward. Of course, this doesn’t make sense for the large dogs, especially males that will lift their legs, but it is wonderful for those of us with tiny dogs and a legitimate concern for their well being. I am by far not a lazy person and I make sure my dogs get their exercise.

    Comment by Michelle on November 16, 2010 at 7:58 am

  • for all you who are here to bash on people that have bought this,i would like to have you come out to my house in the dead of winter when its -30f………….and my little dog wont go outside because her legs hurt and she crys in pain…stop wasteing your time cuting down people that you think you are better then got it…thanx you..

    Comment by john on February 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

  • Wonderful product. My 9 lb. Maltese goes outside when we’re walking and uses the Potty Pad in the middle of the night when she gets up. We live in an apartment which makes it difficult to bring her down when she has to go at 3-4 am. I don’t think it’s fair to expect she has to hold herself in while I’m getting dressed to bring her outside. In addition, I would never consider going outside in the middle of the night. The neighbourhood isn’t safe at that time.

    Comment by DD on May 6, 2011 at 4:43 pm

  • Anyone who has an older dog and a standard job will know very well why it is a good Idea to train your dog to use something like this before you end up replacing your carpet.

    Comment by Andrew on August 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm

  • I am seriously considering purchasing a product like this, not out of being to lazy to walk my two beagles, but for SAFETy! We recently have a stalker in our neighborhood at night, peeping into womens windows while they sleep. The other night I walked my dogs at 1030 only to have police chasing this guy at midnight nextdoor! If I can have onbe of these on my balcony for nightime use, it would be MUCH safer. I just don’t know if the dogs will use it. My male might, but my female won’t even go near the potty pads.

    Comment by wendy on September 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm

  • This WORKS and I think the derision is unwarranted. You poop and pee in your house, don’t you? Or do you go outside in the rain and snow? There are many reasons why an owner cannot take a dog out when he needs to go–including illness of the owner. This is a fine solution and the discussion that a dog “must” go outside is nonsense.

    Comment by Nancy Simpson on October 9, 2011 at 3:05 pm

  • Hi, I give my Dachshund a lot of exercise. He basically sprints 20 mins a day on a field because he loves to play fetch. its funny how one time while he was fetching he just stops halfway and did his business! i bring him out 3-4 times a day to do his business. If we crate him up, he can hold his pee and wait for us to come back to bring him out to pee. but if we just leave him out of the crate without any supervision…. within 3 mins, you’ll find a nice puddle. I don’t know whether its because he likes to mark his territory, or he wants attention, or whatever. I just want to finally be able to leave him outside his crate for the whole day. i don’t want my dog to be caged up all the time!

    So finally, after crate training him, buying 3 bottles of those puppy trainer liquids to let him pee at particular spots, cleaning up so many of his pee and scolding and punishing him. bringing his pee to the spot we want him to pee at. and it seems like it all failed.. -.- i decided to go into grass! haa. i didn’t buy the potty patch. But i bought a 1mx1m artificial grass with drainage cells yesterday.

    at first, i had a hard time getting him to go onto the grass. so i gave him tiny pieces of hotdogs, his favorite treats while he was on the grass patch. to make him know that if he goes onto the grass patch, he gets treats! then i bring him down to pee on his favorite spot. plucked out the plant that he pee-ed on. oops. =x and some grass. brought it home and left it in the grass patch. it still didn’t work. (probably he already relieved himself). so the next morning when i woke up. i leashed him as usual to bring him out for a walk. but this time. i pulled him onto the grass patch. he smelled the plant. and pee-ed on it!!

    i slowly started to get it. he pees probably because he couldn’t hold it in for so long. so.. i just like to try it out for a few more days and see if it works. the grass patch is not a permanent place for him to pee and poo on. i think my dachshund knows it too. but i hope it can be a alternative when he couldn’t hold it in for too long. Hope you guys can have breakthroughs with housebreaking!! all the best! (;

    Comment by Glen Ho (Singapore) on January 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm

  • “Anyone who has an older dog and a standard job will know very well why it is a good Idea to train your dog to use something like this before you end up replacing your carpet.” Thanks, Andrew for this nice summary. I have an older dog who had started going pee — not inside my condo, but in the common halls of our condo. I work from home and take her out often; however, with the medication it doesn’t matter if I take her out every two hours, once an hour, whatever. Doesn’t matter if I try correcting her, whatever. She will hold it in inside our condo, and let it fly on the way outside.

    Try living like that, all you judgmental cretins who have nothing better to do than bash people whose situation you don’t have to live with.

    This product has been a Godsend. It is on my patio, and she uses it several times a day. I take her out several times a day for regular exercise and to do her other business (the Potty Patch is used only for peeing). I don’t use it as a replacement for walking my dog. I just wait until she uses the pad (every couple of hours) and then take her for a walk immediately. No more pees on the carpet in the condo halls, in the elevator, on the stairs, whatever.

    I know some judgmental ding-dong will have some reason why I’m an f-in moron, but frankly I don’t care. Walk a mile in my shoes.

    Comment by Bridgett on March 8, 2012 at 3:38 pm

  • Ok, listen here. I’m not a lazy pet owner. I own an American Pitbull Terrier who is nothing but socialable with people and all kinds of animals and is extremely well trained…if anyone here has experience with the bully breeds, it takes a lot of training with a lot of patience and understanding! I also own 2 cats and 2 chihuahuas, one who is a year and the other is 6 months. The 1 year old is full grown at 4 pounds and since I got her during the summer, she was a breeze to train outside (like my pitbull was) but when I got my second chihuahua…he weighed a whole 1.1 pounds at 12 weeks old! His adult weight is in the 2 to 2.5 pound range AND we got him in January, which is the dead of of winter! I live in Northern British Columbia where the temperatures reach -30 in the winter months. There is NO way that poor tiny guy could withstand the 50km+ winds, blizzards, and ice and snow covered pavement for more than a few seconds! Pet RATS were bigger and weighed more than him! The breeder had him pee-pad trained which works well enough until he reached about 4 months and when I came home to him shredding the paper up because that’s what puppies can do when you are away when they’re bored lol it started getting tiresome real fast and I needed a better solution than pee pads. That is when I saw the Potty Patch in my local Wal-Mart! I bought the small size one and put it in the same spot I usually put the pads. He took to it no problem and him being so tiny, I don’t have to empty it very often because his piddles are tiny too. If he poops, I use some tissue to grab it and flush it away quickly. It doesn’t smell at all but yeah he’s small, I can’t see this working well for a larger breed dog! It works for him while it’s still freezing outside and he doesn’t shred it so yeah. It has been getting a little warm here and there lately and after I fed him and took him outside to a few grassy patches we had (lots of snow still, yuck) (it’s the end of March now) he went pee and poop outside no problem. Come summer time, he’ll be dual-trained until he’s old enough to hold it like the older dogs. 🙂

    Comment by Goth on March 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  • I haven’t seen my reason for using (and loving!) our potty patch yet: coyotes. We live on a hill that has coyotes all over it, so I cannot let my 10-lb coton de tulear, Ringo, wander freely in our yard to go potty for fear he will be gobbled up. We trained him on newspaper and he took to that right away for peeing, but preferred our carpets for #2, much to our dismay. I tried discouraging him by spraying the carpets with those products that are supposed to do that, but to no avail. I bought a potty patch and he used it for peeing no problem, but still did not poo on it consistently. Then I started rewarding him every time he did with a treat, and now he poos there every time. Occasionally he poos on our walks, but he prefers the potty patch. I just pick it up right away and flush it down the toilet, so the poo smell is not a problem. We have it out in our laundry room with a doggy door leading out there. I love this thing! Ringo does miss sometimes, so I put the potty patch on some newspapers to handle the overspill.

    Comment by Crista on May 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

  • We have a potty patch. I bought it because I have a little dog and she dribbles when she gets excited. I find it works great for her. I love it. It’s a pain to clean compared to a litter box. We usually let her outside right away but there are times in the winter when she refuses to go out. It works for us. We aren’t lazy. The dog goes for walks, she is a valuable edition to our family. The poor dog was in 3 other homes before ours. We got her when she was 10 mons. She is now almost 4.

    Comment by Kay on August 28, 2013 at 1:05 pm