Recently SFVS behaviorist Sophia Yin, DVM, answered a San Francisco Chronicle’s reader’s question about potty-training – specifically whether those fire hydrant-like products work. The full “Ask the Vet” question:
Our dog uses the entire backyard to do his business, and because we work during the day, no one is around to direct him toward the lawn. At the pet store recently, I saw a product (shaped like a small fire hydrant that stakes in the lawn) that claims to attract dogs for this purpose. Do these products really work?
For Dr. Yin’s answer, read: Potty-train your pooch for one area outside