How to Build an Indoor Dog Potty

As a follow up to our last post, here is a quick primer on how to build an indoor dog potty using commonly found materials.

For this project, you will need:

  • Wire mesh with a grid of less than 1/2-inch openings
  • A plastic cat litter pan with a removable cover and lipped edge
  • Wire cutters
  • Heavy duty staple gun
  • Enough artificial turf to cover the top of the container
  • Kitty litter for the pan
  • Attractant sprays to entice your dog to use it (and not the space on the floor next to it!)
  • You might also consider a frame for the whole thing that could be painted a pleasant color and make the unit pretty enough to fit into your apartment.

Consider, too, this is for small dogs and not a replacement for walks, exercise or attention for your dog.

The assembly instructions can be found in the original story at

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