Sam's Porch Potty finally came! This is what we've decided to try after the mess of potty pads and disaster of astro turf. Basically, it's a heavy-duty box that comes with a draining system, scented fire hydrant and a piece of sod. Yes, that's real grass.
Dogs prefer to go on grass versus turf or cement. Since we live in a townhouse, this is our best chance. Sam, Hemingway and I spent hoooours outside waiting for a peepee miracle.
There were some photo ops.
As you can see in the video, his first impression was curiosity. Excitement. Maybe confusion. When he decided to play with/knock over the hydrant, I knew it wasn't time...
Later on, we tried again. He did the opposite of pee. He nested. Then lied down for a nap. *SIGH*
He chose to do his business on the fence instead of his new fancy grass pad. The next morning, though, while getting ready for work, the miracle happened. With a look of complete shame in his big, brown eyes, he lifted a leg and wizzed on the hydrant there upon the grassy haven. I gave him major praise. We're totally on the right track. GOOD BOY, SAMUEL L.