Best dog housebreaking supplies according to redditors

We found 758 Reddit comments discussing the best dog housebreaking supplies. We ranked the 253 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Dog litter boxes
Dog diapers
Dog odor & stain removers
Dog pooper scoopers & bags
Dog training pads & trays
Pet urine detectors

Top Reddit comments about Dog Housebreaking Supplies:

u/JohnnyBaowulf · 56 pointsr/lifehacks

I assume by your use of the term "nappy" you are from somewhere outside the US. Would you mind sharing where you can source scented nappy/diaper bags for cheaper?

This hypothesis doesn't quite hold true here in the US. Doggie bags are cheaper here; to the extreme that when my daughter was still in diapers, we kept one of the doggie bag clips with a roll on the diaper bag.

For just a quick example...

Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Bag costs $7.79 US for 72 (0.108 each).

Earth Rated® Lavender-Scented Dog Waste Bags with Handles costs $6.99 US for 120 (0.058 each).

Or if you're okay with unscented, 220 for $7.99, or 0.036 each, or 700 for $14.99, or 0.021 each.

u/rdesktop7 · 22 pointsr/bayarea

You used ~2 bags a day last year? Why?

Dog waste bags are only about $0.02/piece. Not a big deal.

If this is hurting you this much, you can bring your bags of whatever design you like to the grocery store, and you can use the inexpensive bags for your dog waste.

Thanks for picking that shit up btw. Seriously, kudos.

This bag ban was necessary as people waste them like crazy.

u/pap3r_boy · 17 pointsr/toronto

Or pay 4 cents per bag instead of 2 and get the bio degradable kind. Surely it won't break the bank.

Edit: if you care to buy from and support a company that gives a shit about the environment rather than Amazon's brand which does not and generally treats their employees like shit. (Yes I see the irony in posting an Amazon link to the product)

u/mattfromchicago · 13 pointsr/chicago

You can buy several hundred small bags at Amazon for like... $15.

u/berdieus · 13 pointsr/WagWalker

Seasoned Wag walker here (~1000 walks). These are my top tips:

  1. All you absolutely NEED as a walker is your smartphone, so make sure it is charged. Invest in a portable charger if necessary.
  2. Bring a roll of poop bags. In my experience, ~50% of owners don't provide them. If you plan on doing this a while, buy the 900-pack on Amazon for 15 bucks.
  3. Never under any circumstances click "Start walk" until the dog is leashed and you're out the door. Literally 90% of problems I've seen on this sub occur because a walker clicked "Start walk" when they shouldn't have. If for any reason you are unable to get the dog leashed and out the door (i.e. can't get in to the residence, dog is nervous/avoiding you, the dog is being aggressive, whatever) either contact the owner or request a cover from Wag. Some walkers think "I'll just click Start walk and then end it immediately and explain what happened in the notes" which is the worst possible thing you can do.
  4. If the owner has a lockbox, make sure you close it and scramble it as soon as you remove the key. This may sound obvious, but I've seen some walkers who leave the lockbox open during a walk, which is baffling. Whether you keep the key with you during the walk is up to you (some recommend putting it back in the lockbox so you don't lose it, but I always keep it on me and in 1000 walks have never had a problem) but always close the lockbox immediately.
  5. After the walk, assuming the owner isn't home, it's common courtesy to fill the dog's water bowl (unless there are explicit instructions otherwise). It's important to audibly explain what you're doing as you're doing it (i.e. "Let's fill up your water bowl!") so in case someone is home or the owner has a camera, they know that you're not doing something you shouldn't be.
  6. Always knock and wait a few seconds before unlocking the door, even if the instructions don't mention anyone will be home. Because sometimes another family member or roommate or something might actually be there. If someone is home after you open the door, introduce yourself immediately with "Hi, I'm sophiac2121, your dog walker!"
  7. "Whitewash" your report cards. Don't lie, but for example if the dog was pulling like crazy the whole walk, say "we had a really energetic walk around the neighborhood!" Owners don't like hearing negative shit about their dogs.
u/arizona-lad · 10 pointsr/HomeImprovement

Deep cleaning will not cut it, because the urine is in the pores of the wood.

You might be able to get rid of the smell with an enzyme product:

But the top layer of that wood is toast. Nothing you can do short of sanding it down to undamaged wood.

u/Zohar2_Zoharder · 10 pointsr/news

They do make biodegradable doggie bags. Here’s just one variation:

u/TogetherInABookSea · 10 pointsr/beyondthebump

We buy these. Eventually our diaper genie stopped keeping smells out and her room smelled disgusting, even when we replaced the filter. We did away with it all together. We throw all her diapers away in the kitchen trash. Wet diapers go in jut normal and poopy diapers go in the doggy bags. You don't smell anything.

u/Kaedylee · 9 pointsr/dogs

Earth Rated bags are pretty darn nice. They are not the cheapest option out there, but they are large and study. I frequently pick up two German Shepherd-sized poops with one bag and have never had any issues. Amazon sells them in bulk here.

u/binderclips · 9 pointsr/AprilBumpers2018

:( That does sound hectic. My registry is kinda all over the place because I've already bought a ton of stuff, but just some suggestions of some things (FTM so no idea really if these are good or not, some were recommendations from friends, some were recommendations from various online resources).

  • car seat, extra base if you have more than one car, and stroller
  • baby carrier - I got the ergobaby 360 with infant insert but the Lillebaby 360 is also super popular.
  • swaddles - aden & anais seem to be hugely popular.
  • bathing supplies - washcloths, bathtub
  • first aid kit supplies - NoseFrida, nail clipper, thermometer
  • feeding - bottles, sterilizer (some people told me I had to have it, some said it was totally unnecessary), bottle cleaner brush, drying rack (seems like everyone else loves the Boon grass, but I don't have the counter space!) You can get a pump through your insurance if you plan to breastfeed, I ordered mine through Aeroflow. I ultimately chose the Spectra S2 over the Medela PISA because it's a closed system, which apparently means less chances of bacteria getting into the system and thus easier cleaning.
  • burp clothes - I was told to just get a ton of cloth diapers to use as burp clothes, and to have them everywhere.
  • diaper pail - I have two friends who say this is good enough, so I went with it. They also said to use doggie poop bags to contain the smelly diapers.
  • humidifier
  • Boppy for nursing
  • Backpack style diaper bag
  • baby may need a more convenient place to be set down other than the crib, something you can have near you in the kitchen, shower, whatever. Popular options are the rock n play, Boppy lounger, or a pack 'n play. I plan on getting the Chicco FastAsleep pack 'n play because the crib/dresser/changing station is on our 2nd floor, so I figured this could double as a changing station/napper on the first floor.

    Lucie's List is probably the best resource I found online.
u/usernames_r_useless · 9 pointsr/Austin
u/katemay3 · 8 pointsr/Dogtraining

So, I definitely agree on the positive reinforcement training!
He can be trained. We adopted a 2 year old lab that had been abused in his first home and while it took a year of intense training, he went from being aggressive and horrible on walks and easily scared to being one of the sweetest most social dogs I've ever met.

To get rid of urine smells I would try Nature's Miracle enzyme cleaner. You should also use it whenever the dog has an accident in the house. Non-enzyme cleaners cover up the smell so you can't smell it, but the dog still can so they will go in the same place over and over again. Nature's Miracle makes a whole line of cleaners for different surfaces, so buy whatever you need.

I would look into some training classes so you can work with a trainer. The classes will cost money, so talk to your parents about that. You can reach out to the shelter where you got the pup or the local ASPCA/Humane Society - they typically have a good classes for reasonable prices. Also, try PetsMart for classes.

Also, for the peeing everywhere problem, make sure you check with the vet to rule out any health issues. Also, is the dog fixed? I'm guessing yes since he was a rescue, but it might also explain some of the aggression.

Good luck!

u/znics · 7 pointsr/turtle

It’s on amazon, I actually have the same one, it’s called the Turtle Topper

u/engagechad · 7 pointsr/turtle

That is a red eared slider. It is quite possibly the most popular pet turtle species. These turtles are popular because they're prolific and they look like little turtles, unfortunately in a few years that little turtle will have grown exponentially. Most of the time it's a parent who bought the turtle for a kid, kid loses interest, parent doesn't know what to do...

Do not release the turt. It would die in Toronto and even if it did not, environmentally if anyone releases a non indigenous species into the wild, although it sounds harmless enough there are large implications when it comes to OTHER reptile populations. This little turt could mate and create a bunch of other turts that eat up food sources etc...

  1. Keep the turt as best you can
  2. Find a home for the turt via craigslist or a rescue


    A 10 gallon tank would be a great starter tank for a RES this size. 10 gallon tanks usually run about $10 at petsmart or petco so there is probably a similar cost up there


    You will need two lights to run during the day:
    1 UVB fixture with a bulb

    and 1 heat lamp. Some people splurge and purchase heat lamp bulbs specifically made for reptiles, however I have found that using a household bulb provides the same amount of heat. User a bulb that the fixture can handle.


    The turt will need a basking platform. There are super cool options but simple and efficient is the way to go if you're starting.


    You will need a filter. Turtles poop a lot more than fish do so when you're shopping for filters always double the GPH needed to account for the extra nitrates.


    You will need food. Every food is different and let me tell you from experience that you can spend hours researching what is best to feed your turtle...


    I have learned that omnivorious turtles such as a red eared slider do well if they are started with a protein rich diet and then transition into adulthood with an omnivorous diet.

    I would suggest doing the following: go to the grocery store and buy a small Salmon fillet. It may seem silly, but it will last you a very long time. Keep the Salmon in the freezer and feed the turt a few small strips (a serving size should be thought of as, if the turts head were empty, how much food could you fit in it). Make the strips small enough so that the turtle can swallow it.

    Feeding tip: Salmon or any other form of protein such as bloodworms, krill etc... can be quite messy because of the amount of oil in the meat. Many turtle keepers (me included) prefer to feed turtles outside of the tank in order to keep the living tank clean. get a small rubbermaid tub or something, make sure it's clean of course and fill it up with enough water for the turt to float around. feed the turt in that water, when you're done, discard the water and put the fat n happy turt back in the living tank. This method lowers the frequency of water changes and keeps the tank cleaner. Handling the turtle like this to feed is also helpful to make the turtle okay with being handled.


    As you will read, reptiles need calcium in order to stay healthy. Snakes need calcium in the form of rat bones, bearded dragons eat crickets but turtles do best when supplemented with a cuttlebone. There are turtle specific cuttlebones but they're more expensive and the only real different is that they do not have the hard backing that the cuttlebones for birds have. All you have to do to remove the backing is toss it in a saucepan, boil it for a minute or so, let it cool and then that backing can peel off. This also softens up the cuttlebone some. It's not easy to get the backing off in one fell swoop, but turtles don't care if the cuttlebone is in one big piece or if it's in little white chunks. Calcium supplementation is vital for young turts just as the protein is. Once a week or so is good for calcium.

    I have rambled. I am passionate about reptiles so I tend to nerd out. Anyway. Please feel free to PM me with questions, I would really love to help in any way.

u/tokisushi · 7 pointsr/puppy101

Instead of using pads, I would try to get some piece of sod or astro turf to put on your balcony and make it semi large-ish (big enough for him to wander around just a bit on, maybe 3X-5X larger than the area he takes up. Using sod/astro turf will help him develop a surface preference that does not match anything in your house which can help reduce the chance of accidents. This is an example of what I am talking about.. It will also help him be able to use the grass if there is ever a situation where he needs to use the bathroom when out and about.

If he has accidents (poo, especially) try scooping it and leaving it on his mat/sod/potty area - it will help him realize that it is a bathroom if he is having trouble seeking out the mats. Try to limit his range to JUST the pad (keep him on leash, the bigger are will help with that) and reward him when he DOES go (give him a bit of chicken or cheese or whatever you have around that he really likes) and spend some time playing with him directly afterwards. Going on the mat should be REALLY rewarding.

u/lordofthefeed · 7 pointsr/RunningWithDogs

This is my favorite running belt. It's got a key-leash that I keep my house key and poop bag holder on (hanging out of the belt, obviously) and is entirely open inside, so plenty of room for my phone (but still easily grabbable for spinning pokestops) and unused poop bag rolls. The poop bag holder is amazing and, whether it's clipped to you or your doggo, it will hold 4 bags easily, if necessary.

EDIT: It's also got the perfect treat pocket!!

u/triskellion88 · 6 pointsr/Winnipeg

most pet stores are similiar in price and supply choice. Pet Value tends to be a bit higher, but otherwise all the box stores are around the same. Costco is great for larger dog beds. Amazon is truly your best bet for most pet supplies, especially poop bags. I bout these two years ago, have two dogs and am maybe half way through them.

u/manatee1010 · 5 pointsr/Dogtraining

a. Clean the area with an enzymatic cleaner (Nature's Miracle is my favorite). Cleaning with vinegar means he is still able to smell previous messes, making accidents in that same spot more likely.

b. Block off that hallway for the time being unless you are physically present with him. Every time he potties down there, he's practicing a bad habit.

Right now he just thinks the hallway is an okay place to potty. If you clean the area thoroughly and make sure all his trips down that hallway are supervised for a period of time, you'll be setting him up for success and will help him learn that it is not a place to potty.

u/squarekat99 · 5 pointsr/dogs

I would give something like this a try! It seems great for your situation, especially if you like the idea of potty pads.
Fresh Patch Disposable Dog Potty with REAL Grass -

Also, a dog walker would be a great idea! Gives your dog a much needed potty break and some extra exercise. I would think you could find someone for a pretty reasonable price.

u/crackistanian · 5 pointsr/dogs

8 hours is a long time for your dog to hold her urine.
If there is no option of having someone let her out, then, I hate to suggest it, but a pee pad or [grass pee pad] ( could work. Section off an area with a x-pen enclosing the crate with the pee pad at the opposite end to the crate.

u/maidenofmp · 5 pointsr/BabyBumps

We've been using Biokleen powdered detergent and Biokleen Bac-Out since our firstborn was a baby. The laundry powder comes in unscented as well as non-offensive, lightly scented citrus varieties. Both products are great for stains, eco-friendly, and non-irritating. Bac-Out is especially wonderful in eradicating poop and spit up! We've never had any issues with skin irritation with either product, plus the laundry powder lasts much longer than liquid detergent.

u/smithandjohnson · 5 pointsr/California

Except there's already more convenient options for handling dog waste, as well as biodegradable options, which free plastic bags from the store never were.

u/lets_hit_reset · 5 pointsr/todayilearned

Those parents might be interested in the 700 poop bags I saw over at /r/AmazonTopRated/ yesterday

u/sodappend · 5 pointsr/dogs

A pen would be a good idea. Make sure you test it before you leave the dog unattended to make sure it can hold your pup. Leave toys in there to keep her from getting too bored; chew toys and a stuffed Kong would be good. Hang out with her in there while you're at home, too. You want her to be as comfortable being left there as possible so she doesn't get too anxious.

Leaving such a young puppy along for long periods is really not ideal. She can probably only hold her pee for 1-2 hours max and letting her eliminate indoors will set back your potty training by a lot. If you have someone that come over once or twice during the day to check on her and let her out for a bit that would be good. Would it be possible for you to come home during your breaks as well? It's advised that young puppies have at least three small meals a day instead of one or two, so someone needs to feed her in the middle of the day too.

The astroturf is a good idea, maybe with a puppy pad underneath (something like this)-- you might want to make sure she goes potty there and not anywhere else in the pen with some training.

If you're not crate training her, it will be a good idea to start on that; once she's around 6 months old she should be able to stay in it for a school day (with a potty + play break in between) until she earns her freedom around the house.

Edit: Here's a video that might help!

u/franqmichele · 5 pointsr/vandwellers

Get biodegradable dog poop bags. when you can, dig a 2 foot hole and bury it in there. Make sure your hole is away from a stream.

I found these to be a good value

u/becomingk · 5 pointsr/dogs

They're a little pricier, but these are my favorite Amazon poop bags. Super sturdy, easy to open, and a nice shade of green.

... rereading this, it's a little embarrassing that I have favorite poop bags. C'est la vie.

u/unbelizeable1 · 5 pointsr/cats

First, they didn't fly under the plane. I wasn't willing to risk that so I paid a bit more so they could fly on board the plane under my seat. We lined the inside of the carriers with Puppy Pads and changed them out when need be. Ended up only being once per cat and conveniently during our layover. We had a little bag of treats for the cats to hold them over until we reached but neither seemed too interested in food. We also had a water bottle(brought an empty one and filled it in the plane bathroom) so we could give the cats some water.

It wasn't fun and I definitely wouldn't want to do it again, but all things considered it went really smooth. The only real draw back was my one cat had serious trust issues for a good 3 months after the trip.

u/Mr_Cherry_Poppins · 4 pointsr/LifeProTips

I think he means these things. I've seen them for cars too.

u/EatMyDuck · 4 pointsr/india

If you turn on the exhaust while cooking, and just get one of these it takes care of the problem perfectly. I interact with plenty of non-Indian in the US, and do regularly try out all sorts of cuisines, but I do cook mostly Indian food, just because I feel like it.

I also find Indians who keep apologizing for other Indians a bit silly. We're a country of 1.2 billion, so obviously there's a fair share of idiots. I just don't associate with the crazy ones, but I don't feel I have to apologize for their behaviour.

u/derlavai · 4 pointsr/Aquariums

Although, I love the DIY aspect. Great job.

u/lonelysad · 4 pointsr/Columbus

> and for dog poop/garbage

People think they're helping the environment by re-using these bags for things like trash and dog poop, but that's the problem that's trying to be solved. Putting dog shit in a bag that takes a thousand years to break down is absolutely no different than just chucking the bag in a landfill. The whole point is that we need to replace these bags with something better, like "single-use specially-designed bags." Trust me, those bags aren't going to break your budget.

u/I_Eat_Scorpions · 4 pointsr/news
u/lunnapr · 4 pointsr/beyondthebump

Piggy backing your piggy backing! I use doggy poop bags that smell like delicious lavender to dispose of the poopy diaper in public. 😂

u/gayeld · 4 pointsr/freefolk
u/kathalytic · 4 pointsr/Dogtraining

I have a plastic clip I put on my dog's leash that holds bags, similar to this, but no doubt it could be clipped to a dog-pack too.

u/penny_dreadful_mess · 3 pointsr/dogs

I don't use them every day but I try and make sure I have a mutt mitt with me. They are the best bags hands down. They have a little pouch at the bottom which assists with pick up. They are also super easy to flip and I've never had an issue with poop up the side of the bag, which happens regular with my everyday bags. I use them for any "unusual" poops (soft, large, in a f*cking bush). If your dog has digestive issues they are a life saver. If your dog regularly has solid, normal sized poops, they might cost more than you want (though I'm thinking of switching exclusively to them from the amazon basics as they are that great)

u/fancytalk · 3 pointsr/knitting

So sorry to hear that! I would definitely try to wash it. My cat peed in my husband's car on the way home from the vet and we got the smell out with vinegar and one of these odor absorbers.

u/Eso · 3 pointsr/MechanicAdvice

I deal with water leaks fairly frequently at work. The easiest way to dry it out (after mopping up as much as you can of the water of course) is to run it with the heater on full blast for a few hours at a time. Parking it in a garage with a household dehumidifier running and all the windows down will help as well. Once it's fully dry, clean the mildewy spots as best as you can with a mild soap solution, then run with the heat on full blast for a few hours again to re-dry it. Then buy a couple of air sponges like and let them sit in their, and use the car normally, and see if you can still smell mildew after a week or two.

Only after that would I start worrying about gutting it to clean it properly. You'd be surprised how well just getting it dry will clean it up.

u/burritonaps · 3 pointsr/trees

I too use my car a lot but I used to hate driving around with a car that reeks, aside from air freshners looking into getting these:
Bad air sponge:
Smoke buddy filter:

u/BuffetofWomanliness · 3 pointsr/LifeProTips

I bought this because my house started smelling funky in a few places. In a small enclosed area, it really does work very well. I am going to purchase a few more, actually. One for each affected area/room.

Vacuum the rugs, sweep the floors often etc. If you have rugs, I suggest sprinkling some baking soda on rugs and letting sit for 15 minutes before vacuuming. Also, this sounds kind of silly, but crack a window here and there to let some fresh air in and the bad air out. I find that a lot of products (chemicals) all mixed together (Febreeze on furniture, air fresheners etc) don't really work. It still smells like dog on top of whatever scent you're using and the scent doesn't seem to last all that long, anyway.

Good luck!

PS... I forgot to mention that I have a pitbull that likes to roll around in the grass and dirt in my backyard.

u/mattmcmhn · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

Disinfectant spray generally shouldn't have any ill effects on the denim. I have used Nature's Miracle before, it definitely will help with any odor problems (which stem from bacteria in the first place). It's strong stuff, basically made for pet stain odors. Basically the instructions say "if it still smells when it dries, you didn't use it right".

u/TheDerpingWalrus · 3 pointsr/turtle

This is it. I used to own one before I built a pool in my front yard for my turts. They loved it but were spooked if anyone walked by for a few months. They liked chilling on the platform underneath a lot too.

u/Galactic777 · 3 pointsr/turtles

I got it on Amazon, it's this one. Oh he's still a baby, 3 months old a little over 2 inches.

u/mirgaine_life · 3 pointsr/dogs

I bought this bulk pack about 6 months ago and am about halfway through the package. The bulk pack is the exact same product as the three options on your subscription page.

Amazon also has one kind for subscribe and save where it will automatically send it every two months (and it would be the same as the $10 plan for 60 bags a month, but cost $5 for two months).

That subscription plan seems way too expensive.

  • The bulk pack I linked is 3.8 cents a bag and comes with two dispenser holder for 900 bags (each time you reorder you get two more dispensers).

  • The subscribe and save on Amazon costs 4.3 cents a bag. No dispenser.

  • Your subscription purchase is 16.6 cents a bag on the $10 plan and has one free dispenser for your first order.

    I don't mind spending under 4 cents on each bag for my poochie (usually 2-3 bags a day, which cost to me is $3.60 a month if she used all 3 bags a day). I have more than I need and once I run down to only a few rolls I'll do another order.
u/TheMereWolf · 3 pointsr/Dogtraining

We use these poop bags. We get the big boxes and carry a roll of the bags on a dispenser attached to the leash and it takes quite a while to go through all of them. Plus if you tie it up tight it’s not really all that smelly, and the bags are really thick which is nice.

u/BuffHagen · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Not exactly weird, but potentially embarrassing, poop bags!!!. I know it's necessary, but it is impossible to look cool while carrying a bag of poop around. Can't be done.

When I was in college, we we pulled a decent April fools prank on my roommate. We were about a month from graduation, and one of my roommates had taken a couple of summer courses at another college that he needed to graduate. Earlier in the day, I had been in the Dean's office, and I stole some letterhead. We typed up a letter from the Dean telling him that his credits from that summer had not successfully transferred and, as such, he would not be graduating in May. We had a friend who worked in the mail room and he put the letter in his mailbox. He came ripping into our suite red in the face, screaming at the top of his lungs about how this was bullshit and he was going to sue the University, and how his parents had donated thousands of dollars to the school and no way could they stop him from graduating. The best part; The contact number we put on the letter was to our female friend's room, and she pretended she was the secretary and totally played along with it. We had to physically restrain him from marching out the door to the dean's office to yell at him. He was PISSED when we told him what we did...but he eventually got over it.

An embarrassing fact about me. I was once ticketed for public urination by a New York City cop on horseback. It was the most terrifying thing that has ever happened to me. If I hadn't just pissed on a dumpster, I definitely would have wet my pants.

Thanks for the contest!

u/skittlesnbugs · 3 pointsr/dogs

I need three bags a day for my beast. I don't shop in grocery stores, I order all my food through amazon or community supported agriculture programs. I go to the grocery store about once a month for meds. Which don't even come in plastic bags.

I need about ninety bags a month for dog shit, and thirty larger bags a month for cat shit. Even if I grocery shopped, that's 120 bags a month! I buy it all in bulk on Amazon. I don't see how else I could support my household poop problem.

Here is a link to the poop bags I buy on amazon

u/c-rez · 3 pointsr/puppy101

Here you go. Good luck!

u/Cyt6000 · 3 pointsr/puppy101

Have you just not potty trained him at all? Do you not let him outside? How would a trainer (either Petco or in-house) potty train them? A trainer just gives you the tools to train your dog, you still have to put in the work. You can't potty training dog an hour a week, it's a 24/7 thing.

You can still let your pup outside to potty and potty train, you just need to be aware of the dangers. If you aren't willing to do that you can invest in a grass-like potty pad for an easier transition outside.

u/nullityrofl · 3 pointsr/puppy101

This is probably easier and cheaper. It's basically what you described but as a product.

u/Decht · 3 pointsr/slatestarcodex

My cat hasn't pooped in the litterbox for several years now. Rarely he'll try starting there, but he always ends up running and scattering the poop along his path. Our best guess is that he has (had?) something painful when he poops, which spooks him and makes him run away. Maybe even litter dust? There's no blood and the vets haven't been able to find anything. He seems perfectly healthy otherwise, and he's 17, so we're just resigned to cleaning it up for the rest of his life.

We use this cleaner, which seems effective enough as long as the poop is solid. Use a wet wipe to clean off the worst of it, spray the cleaner, come back with paper towels to press it dry ~15 minutes later. That's probably easier than shampooing every time, at least.

As for potential solutions, there are a couple things that sometimes help for us. We leave a paper shopping bag on the floor for him to play with, and sometimes he'll poop in one of those instead of on the floor. I've read that some cats prefer enclosed litterboxes, but we haven't tried that. Sometimes he'll start on a towel on the floor, so there might be some preference there. Towels are much easier to clean than carpet! I've considered getting some puppy pads to try, but haven't done so yet. The pads are pretty effective for my uncle's dogs, and sometimes his cats use them instead of their litterbox. On the other hand, sometimes the cats pee on the pads and then try to "bury" it, which just crumples the pads up and sometimes makes them leak, so... be alert for that possibility.

u/piratebjj · 3 pointsr/powerlifting

Frak-something put out a video after seeing a sports therapist, I forget her reddit tag but [here's her instagram] ( alternatively [this] (

u/Ughinvalidusername · 3 pointsr/NewParents

We used doggie pads with a muslin cloth on top (since I don't know what is in those pads) and let baby air out as much as possible. Also, we would run his bum under water instead of wiping with anything. Just to cut down on irritation. Good luck!

u/bluebirdhummer · 3 pointsr/dogs

I buy these from Canadian amazon. I love them so much. Great quality, pretty thick in comparison to other poopy bags and super cheap!
Also comes with a convenient roll holder I can just clip onto the leash.

I'm sure there's an American version.

u/evtwonine · 3 pointsr/LosAngeles
u/Whisgo · 3 pointsr/puppy101

Normal. First, this is teething time. So chewing on new things, different surfaces etc is something your pup may do. Teething can also cause restlessness and your pup is trying to handle that extra energy in the only way they know how.

Second... If you're using a pee pad, get a holder, consider one with a grate such as

u/nelsonmavrick · 3 pointsr/Eugene

We have this carrier thing in our dog's harness, and nake him carry is own damn poop!

Urban Pets Hands Free Dog Poop Bag Holder Waste Knot

u/pinkpurpleblues · 3 pointsr/legaladvice

OP invest in something like this. My poop bag holder came with something like that free. It's really nifty. It holds the poop for the rest of the walk until I can find a trash I can use (my parks area has receptacles placed throughout) and I don't have to touch the bag.

ETA: this is actually much closer to what I have.

u/KittyLordSavior · 3 pointsr/BadDragon

I use this UV flashlight for all of my photos 😁

u/starrynezz · 3 pointsr/cats

In addition to this if it is your kitten spraying I would recommend buying a black light like this. You can shine it around the area at night or if you can darken the room and it will illuminate any urine if there is spray being left on the carpet or walls.

u/mitch_barrie · 2 pointsr/Reno

>They will post notices on doors saying if you do not pick up your dog poop it is a $100 fine. Buuuut they never refill the dog poop bags.

Not an issue: buy your own bags. You ought to have your own bags if you are a dog owner anyway. I've been buying these for years, they are better than what you find in dispensers. There are always four in my back pocket. Always.

u/woof_woof_mf · 2 pointsr/youseeingthisshit

These poop bags changed my life lol Mutt Mitt. There’s two layers of thick bag. The thick black double bag part makes such a huuuge difference. These are thicker than my garbage bags at home. Isn’t as warm and squishy either. My dog love pooping in stick piles and cactus areas ugh. I’ve tried a bunch of different types of bags bc we are outside a lot and these work amazing. Haven’t had a hole yet and I even grab sticks away first (like if the poop hits higher in the stick and I don’t want to get it on my arm I just break away the poop-ka-Bob smaller and add to the pick up). Cactus, stick, pine needles, thrones, those damn burr sticky balls ugh. We are in the mountains and desert a lot. We back pack and I pack out the poop.

Hope this helps!

We are all in this shitty 💩 life together!

u/vinnievon · 2 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu
u/tiny_but_tough · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Family pet

Good luck! Dogs are great!

Here are some things my girl loves:

charkie puff treats

for clean teefs

important for walks

u/akromyk · 2 pointsr/HomeImprovement

> Natures miracle then Paint over with kilz to trap odors

Should I just dump something like this in a bucket with a couple gallons of water and spread it around the floor?:

Or should I use a wet vac with something else?

For the Kilz, does this work?:

Isn't there a risk of this pealing up underneath in the future? We may use wider planks, which would require glue. Not sure how well that would bond with the paint being on top.

u/Volkodavy · 2 pointsr/dogs

I think you should try the NM hardwood floor spray first just in case before using the red bottle. Vinegar and baking soda won't do the trick, you need these enzymatic cleaners


Hardcore Mode:

u/used-books · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

If a heavy smoker lived there previous, you make need to repaint and remove any carpets.
Bad air sponge has good reviews for removing smoke smells that linger.

u/MoonlightGroove · 2 pointsr/CleaningTips

Depending on how long until your guests arrive you may want to try and pick up a Bad Air Sponge (usually sold at hardware stores, Walmart, and I think maybe even Bed Bath & Beyond) or an Ozium Odor Eliminator canister. Now that you’ve found the culprit one of these should speed up the de-smelling process from that and any other odors.

u/gnomicaoristredux · 2 pointsr/fragrance

In addition to whatever scent you end up choosing, you might also want to use an air neutralizer like bad air sponge.

u/cucumbers · 2 pointsr/dogs

Yes. The advanced formula for carpet is what I'd buy:

For fresh stains, blot up all the urine with paper towels first. Spray the stuff on and let it sit. I think the bottle says 5 min or so. Then you wipe up the leftover chemicals with a fresh paper towel. It removes the stain and the odor completely.

For old stains (dried in), you spray it on and wait longer. It works pretty decently for this purpose, whereas the SpotBot hardly works at all for dried stains.

My advice as a sitter is to completely prevent access to carpeted areas of your home, until the dog can be 100% trusted. Baby gates suck, but cleaning urine stains at 5am gets OLD.

u/Jfletcher1975 · 2 pointsr/turtle

Yup, it's the turtle topper on a 55 Gal tank.
They love it because it gives them tons of room to play and swim, and it gives them some privacy from the side.


u/AllAccessAndy · 2 pointsr/Aquariums
u/EnnuiGoblin · 2 pointsr/turtle

I recommend this above tank extension for a basking platform. It takes less tank space and is much dryer and sturdier than a leg extension platform. Main drawback is that it will require a higher water level in the tank.

Penn Plax Turtle Tank Topper – Above-Tank Basking Platform for Turtle Aquariums, 17 x 14 x 10 Inches

u/mementomori27 · 2 pointsr/turtle

Penn Plax Turtle Tank Topper – Above-Tank Basking Platform for Turtle Aquariums

We just bought this one though we haven't used it yet. It sits on top of the tank, giving the turtle more room to swim. Dimensions are 17" L x 14" W x 10" H

u/Kairus00 · 2 pointsr/Aquariums

As someone who has two turtle tanks sitting next to me, I'll give you some advice. Both those filters are API NEXX models. They're pretty weak canisters. Their rated gph is horrible (companies post rated gphs are low head height and with no media). I run two of these filters on my main turtle tank. My smaller tank runs a smaller version of that, but it's just a growout tank for a baby map.

Water changes are your friend. Turtles are MUCH less sensitive to water quality and quality changes than fish. They don't stress out as much, and when a fish stresses out its immune system weakens a lot, turtles don't really have the same problem.

If you build a basking area to go on top of the tank like I did, or buy a pre-made one like this (AND MODIFY IT TO FIT, look at this video) you can fill the water to the top of the tank. You'll be getting another 15 gallons or so of water in that tank, and that will help dilute the waste. Now instead of having 40ppm of nitrate for example, you'll have 30 or so... This will also make the turtles happier since they now have much more room to swim around in!

LIGHTING. What kind of bulb is in that fixture? If it's not a powersun, then you need to get another fixture and a UVB bulb.

u/oiq011110 · 2 pointsr/Dogtraining

Alternatively (or in addition to a dog-walker): long-term confinement area. This is NOT a crate. You should have a SMALL crate as the pup's "den" or "bed" area. You then place this within the long-term confinement area.

The long-term confinement area is generally an X-PEN that contains the puppy's "bed" (the short-term confinement area; the crate), a water bowl, chew toys, and an area for pottying (preferably something to simulate grass to train the puppy to associate grass with toilet, ie

Here is an example:

u/mlsspierce · 2 pointsr/dogs

I don't know about walks, but I do know about indoor potty-training. They sell these things that I think are called puppy pads. It's like a slate of fake grass with a tray underneath (only $20) It's scented like grass and everything, so if your dog is used to going outside, this will be an easier transition than newspaper. And I think the playpen is fair. I know my Shetland sheepdogs never played unless I was around, so I know mine at least would've been satisfied with that amount of space.

puppy pad

u/myparadog · 2 pointsr/AdoptMe

My advice is stay away from the high energy hyper breeds. Mix breeds can be hard to pin point so you would want to get them from a foster situation where someone has spent time with the dog.

Also there are all kinds of options such as Rover or Wag or local dog walker to come let your dog out in the middle of the day.
Security Camera for if you go that route. Also just a good thing to have to check in on your pup during the day.

Amazon also sells these sod boxes that you can train dogs to use just like a cat litter box. Fresh Patch or Synthetic Grass or I’m sure you could build your own. I’ve heard of people buying a small kiddy pool and filling it with dirt or sand for the dog to go in.

It really depends on your budget but it’s totally possible.

u/stormeegedon · 2 pointsr/dogs

Catch him before it even happens. Most dogs give some type of sign that they need to go, whether it be sniffing excessively, wandering away to a quiet area, etc. Try to figure out what signs he gives that he needs to go and once he does start to give those signs, take him outside immediately.

Consider investing in dog grass or something similar. It will be easier on you and your dog to have a potty space available right outside your backdoor.

u/Synaxis · 2 pointsr/dogs

Yeah, unfortunately senior incontinence is one of those things you just have to adapt to. A doggy door is a good idea. If he doesn't seem to improve with trying to re-housetrain him, you can also look into a grass pad, something like this. There are a bunch of them out there, I have no idea what's best, that's just an example of one. it may be more attractive to him than the papery puppy pads.

u/siemunster · 2 pointsr/dogs

[This grass potty pad]( robot_redir=1)

Taking into consideration that he is already trained, this would be the easiest solution since grass is a familiar potty area. If you try regular potty pads or anything of that sort you'll basically be re-training him.

u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

get an enzyme spray so your dog doesn't feel the need to do it 100 more times. i use this one and highly recommend it.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/Frugal

That smell is mildew, which is another term for mold. There are different ways to kill it, but you do have to be cautious about damaging upholstry. If you are going to put anything on the fabric, test it in a hidden place first to make sure it doesn't discolor the fabric.

  1. Super frugal: Mildew needs moisture to survive. Dry, well-ventilated places are less habitable for it. Every time you give it a new infusion of moisture (i.e. sweat), it is reinvigorated. So, dry out the upholstry if you can. Even just putting a fan on it may help.

  2. Pretty frugal: Some household products are useful for fighting mildew. Vinegar and rubbing alcohol (used separately) can help, but may discolor certain fabrics, so dilute them in water and test in a hidden spot first. Diluted bleach works well, of course, but is almost definitely going to cause discoloration! Tea tree oil has antiseptic properties, and mixing 10-20 drops into a spray bottle can be quite effective. I just used this on my carpet at home to freshen up, and had no discoloration (but still test on your own fabrics).

  3. A little less frugal: You could try a product like Biokleen Bacout, which should kill mildew. There are multiple products out there designed to kill mildew, and they may be a good idea if you're having trouble finding something powerful enough and gentle enough for your upholstry.

    In all cases, if you apply a liquid solution, be sure to dry out the fabric really well afterwards. Good luck!
u/digriz602 · 2 pointsr/RATS

This stuff works and its safe.

You can also use vinegar.

u/dubiousunicorn · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Also, as far as the care of your clothing goes, I'd really recommend getting away from store bought detergents and fabric softeners. They're full of chemicals and are harsh on your clothing and hard on your washing machine. I've fallen in love with using soap nuts, distilled white vinegar, and wool dryer balls to do all my laundry.

Soap nuts:

Wool dryer balls:

And a great stain remover:

Then, I just keep a big container of white vinegar around to use as a fabric softener. If you like you can also add whatever essential oils you like to either the vinegar or onto the dryer balls (or both). Orange oil is my favorite, and I like this bigger bottle:

I've found this saves money, water, energy, the whole shebang. I also have really sensitive skin, so switching to this way of doing laundry has really benefitted me all around.

u/coniferbear · 2 pointsr/politics

Link for the lazy.

I'm impressed that the bag holders have a clip to hang the poop on.

u/gooberlx · 2 pointsr/dogs

I like these Earth Rated bags.

Supposed to be biodegradable. I mean, yeah, you can get more bags for less, but this box of 900 bags has lasted me 1.5 years so far. I can handle an extra $0.75 or whatever per month to use a greener product. Further, they're definitely superior to the cheapo bags that tear easily. And they're scented so they smell nice.

u/righteouswolf · 2 pointsr/dogs

Just pick out a decent poop bag and be done with it. Picking up after them with your hand in a bag isn't exactly the greatest thing, but I really don't see any reason to make it more complicated than it has to be. I personally use Earth Rated bags since they're big enough, aren't thin like many others I've tried, and are scented.

u/FreddyMcCurry · 2 pointsr/dogs

I get these from Amazon. They claim to be biodegradable, lightly scented and have held up rather well.

u/Kkgraham3 · 2 pointsr/Pets

I second these! But I buy the smaller ones for my slightly smaller dog. The lavender scent does a good job of masking the poo stink!

u/starktully · 2 pointsr/WagWalker

i bought these poop bags and always keep one of the rolls in my bag so i never have to worry about a client not providing them

u/kvetcheswithwolves · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

We use puppy pads.

u/solidad · 2 pointsr/sex

Multiple options in different price ranges:

  • Puppy pads - Cheap, disposable but can feel like laying on a diaper and may not cover a big enough area depending on what you are doing.

  • Liberator throw - Has dual sided design. One side is satin the other is microfiber. About 100$. Some complaints of "zero abzorption".

  • No more wetspots - We own this. It has dual sided absorption and is basically 2 "shammy" (microfiber) clothes fused together to a waterproof (non crinkly) liner. Basically liquids from one side won't leak to the other so it can be used quite a bit. My SO is a squirter and we are swingers so we needed a towel that would last. This blanket is GREAT and has lasted through multiple washings / drying (on low) so far. Highly, HIGHLY recommend it. I would get the red and black one. Nice for more "darker" stains if that happens.

    Mattress protectors may not have the absorption you want. And then you have to take it off after every "play session." A bigger "blanket" style will be easier to just grab and throw it down as needed.
u/PM_ME_UR_FAV_RECIPE · 2 pointsr/Omaha

In an ideal world, yes. But most people will either use bags they have from the store or the cheap ones from the local pet store or Amazon. Neither are biodegradable. Environment friendly dog waste bags cost more. These ones on Amazon are $14 for 900 cheap bags or $26 for 900 of the biodegradable ones.

u/lytol · 2 pointsr/sandiego

Holy... those are $0.50 / bag?! It's hard to be environmentally responsible with poop bags when this is the alternative. =/

u/IDriveMyself · 2 pointsr/EDC
u/WorldSailorToo · 2 pointsr/amazon

Very happy with their Paper Shredder, much less so with their poop bags (not reliably fully perforated).

u/whoawookie · 2 pointsr/puppy101

Tuesday is the day that the families pick their puppies (in order of deposit). We could technically pick via skype and pick our puppy up on Saturday but I'd like to be able to choose in person!

The set up they currently have is a potty in the corner with a tray, wood chips, and a metal tray on top. Our floor is waterproof but we are renting. I am looking into this: when we are not home and then slowly phasing it out.

We do plan on continuing to have the dog walker for as long as needed. Thanks for all of your advice!

u/Hygena-Pet-Scooper · 2 pointsr/dalmatians
u/darlinglittlechaos · 2 pointsr/BadDragon
u/CaptainCoral · 1 pointr/dogs

You should try the Mutt Mitt bags. They are all that I use now! Some of the parks in our city offer them at the dog stands, and I got addicted to using them, so now I buy them. I fold them up really tight and shove them into a clip-poopbag-holder instead of using a roll, I can get about 4 in there at a time.

Seriously, after using a double-bagged bag (Mutt Mitt), I feel so gross scooping with a flimsy thin poop bag now!

u/Tenarius · 1 pointr/BestOfAmazonPets

Try Mutt Mitts
Yes they're expensive, but they're thick, huge, biodegradable, and never, ever break. Ever. Worth the price to not get dog poop on your hands.

u/cheesecake966 · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

Invest in one of these they're only $3 and these or if you're dog is really a pooper these.

u/BearBong · 1 pointr/subaru

I have a feeling you're being serious; is it one of these things?

u/CrownRabbit · 1 pointr/ferrets

I have this stuff and it works great on not just my hardwood floors but also on plastic and linoleum. Just spray the area and wait 5 minutes before wiping up.

u/EaeelilWork · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

Also, i use some stuff called "Natures Miracle" works really well and is specifically designed for cat pee.

u/al-smithee · 1 pointr/AskMen

I do costumes for film and our stunt folks have incredible lingering bo in their stunt pads. Usually a 50/50 vinegar water spray works, others prefer vodka or rubbing alcohol, but vinegar is tried and true for me, but these stunties! So we use nature’s miracle on their stuff. Don’t forget your shoes.

I also can’t recommend the bad air sponge enough. This is the sort of thing our family that does disaster recovery uses.

I’m about to escalate my war on stench against the cats with these new products: Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator - Enzyme-Powered Pet Odor & Stain Remover for Dog and Cats Urine and Angry Orange Pet Odor Eliminator for Dog and Cat Urine, Makes 1 Gallon of Solution for Carpet, Furniture and Floor Stains. I’ve found that febreeze just doesn’t cut it with intense bo, so we don’t use it on set. Sweat and urine have similar compositions and require enzymes to break them down. Fair warning some times it smells worse after you spray it because the moisture reactivates the bacteria, but it really cuts the stench as a laundry additive, but the bad air sponge helps and doesn’t require you to leave your home like an ozone machine does. Good luck!

u/LEPOL · 1 pointr/AskMen

Try an odor sponge in your room.

u/tipofthetongueteeth · 1 pointr/electronic_cigarette

>And the whole time I just keep thinking that I did this to myself.

Seriously man. My past self was a jerk.

One unasked for suggestion: something like the Bad Air Sponge for the things you can't wipe, launder, or toss. It actually absorbs the odor rather than just wafting perfume over it.

I've been asked "What smells amazing?" a handful of times already and it's always my vape. It's quite the mental adjustment.

u/majesticjg · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Here's what you're looking for. It's not a "car specific" item.

u/hanginround · 1 pointr/cars

Dude, this is very easy. First, open all the windows, vent the car very well and you will be able to find where it pissed. Cat piss smells terrible, once the car is vented and you know the spot do two things. Clean it with a wet cloth, many... many times. Then, go to your local pet store and buy "Natures Miracle" Link below and soak the piss our of it... pun intended... :) I have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 horses, this shit works. Once soaked, wipe it up, dry it off, and soak it again. Dry it off again and then spray a bit on it. Let her sit for a while. If you still catch a smell soak her again with natures miracle and clean it up again. This stuff does wonders on cat piss!

u/chrisma08 · 1 pointr/pics

I use cheap self-starting siphon hose and a 5 gallon bucket. Takes 3 buckets to drain/fill. It's a pain, but not too bad.

I just found this and think I'm going to try it out. Another redditor was telling me my turtles eyes look swollen and I know that I don't have the right size tank for how big he is, so this thing will give him a lot more water room. Of course, that's going to mean a bigger filter, and more work to change the water.

That same redditor commented that algae is usually caused by over lighting and high nitrates in the water (dirty). The topper will take the light away from the water so I hope that will help. Also, I'm going to get see what I can find for a water conditioner to help cut down the nitrate levels.

Having turtles is WORK.

u/Eggowithmilk · 1 pointr/Redearedsliders

Its this one right here

Make sure to angle the heat light towards the stairs to encourage him to go up there
And leave some food up there it’ll make him want to go bask

u/YR90 · 1 pointr/Redearedsliders

If you had a 55 gallon, this would be simple. The best option is a Turtle Topper, which are made to fit 55g tanks.

There are ways of getting it to work for a 40g tank also if you want to go that route.

u/lVipples · 1 pointr/turtle

Hey Everyone! If you saw my other post you know that I've been looking in to setting up a new tank. While looking around i saw that this topper was on sale. Perfect timing :) I thought some people might want to pick this up since it seems like it's at a pretty good price.

Does anyone have any experience with this topper? Would you recommend just making your own instead?

Edit: Amazon Smile link for convenience!

u/g0ns0 · 1 pointr/turtles

I have two lights set up for my male slider as well as the water heater itself. One is a heat lamp and the other is a uvb bulb which is like artificial sunlight to help with colors/shell/digestion. I personally recommend a turtle topper, sliders love to swim so it allows a full tank of water as well as a basking area that you can clamp your lights on.

edit: turtle topper

u/ski3 · 1 pointr/dogs

Call your vet (before you bring the puppy home) and ask about the Parvo risk in your area. In some places, Parvo is very prevalent and you probably wouldn't want to bring him outside at all until he is fully vaccinated. In others (like where I live), it is pretty rare and the majority of vets and trainers recommend starting potty training on grass immediately.

Between 7-10ish weeks, puppies start to make surfaces preferences for where they want to go potty. The problem with potty pads is that they feel like carpet. As a result, using potty pads creates a surface preference for going potty on soft fabrics, like carpet. I'd avoid using potty pads at all costs, if possible (if you are in a high parvo risk area, check out something like the Fresh Patch, which is a patch of real grass, so your puppy can create a preference for going potty on grass

u/ser-pounce-alot · 1 pointr/dogs

Have you tried something like this in the house as you work on getting her to the point of going outside? I've never used them/am not recommending a specific brand, but a lot of dogs that have been used to going on grass their whole lives prefer it - maybe if you give her that option while indoors, she'll stop going on your carpet!

u/valevalevalevale · 1 pointr/AskNYC

I believe they sell grass patches specifically designed for pets. Have you checked Amazon? I see several options like this.

u/reddyoulikeabook · 1 pointr/greyhound

I don’t, they don’t absorb enough. Total mess. That said, there is another possible solution. Doesn’t work for my girl, because she loves walks like she loves food (which is saying a lot!), but a friend of mine has a grey and she uses fresh patch. You replace it every 1-2 weeks, I believe. Amazon would deliver

It works great for her grey, but it just depends on the hound. I hope this helps and best of luck!

u/suppohkram · 1 pointr/dogs

There are a couple right there, but there are quite a few negative reviews that also mention fleas, mold, flies, etc. I think that one person saying they ordered three with ticks was my deciding factor ha

u/mmabpa · 1 pointr/clothdiaps

I wash every 4-5 days so, out of an abundance of (paranoid) caution, I spray my poop diapers with a diluted solution of Bac Out after spraying them off. I've been called out on this sub before for this being unnecessary but I've been doing that since Toddler was in diapers and it's been working for us.

u/puvnerrt · 1 pointr/yoga

One of my friends turned me onto the product Bac-Out. You spray it on your clothes at least five minutes before you throw them in the wash, and enzymes in the spray break down bacteria that causes your clothes to start smelling. It's not practical for me to do laundry every day, so I spray it on, let my clothes hang to dry over night, and then wash them a couple days later.

My clothes were really smelly before, and this has really helped!


u/thicklypadded · 1 pointr/SexToys

Not all of these may apply to you, so please don't take offense if something doesn't.

  • Eat enough fiber (probably a good recommendation regardless of where you play).

  • Clean you butt's outside. You may not be wiping as well as you think. Flushable moist wipes are the shizzz.

  • Clean you butt's inside. Buy a fleet enema at any pharmacy, dump out the salt water and refill with lukewarm water, then use that a time or two to rinse out your insides. When you do it and all that comes out is water and no poop, you are good to go.

  • Get some disposable latex/vinyl/nitrile gloves.

  • For heaven's sake put a towel or blanket or tshirt or something down to separate your ass from the chair/couch/carpet/upholstery.
  • If you do get your couch/carpet/etc. impregnated with butt smell, try Biokleen and follow the label instructions.

    You might try a butt plug. Lovehoney has a 2 for $25 deal right now.
u/ZJC2000 · 1 pointr/toronto

I use both pills on the leash. This ensures I never run out of bags. Bags clip to the container. No excuse not to.

u/OddOliver · 1 pointr/politics

Way more economical and smaller, so less plastic waste. There's some things that plastic is necessary for. Groceries are not one of those things.

u/Fizzbit · 1 pointr/lifehacks

I just use Amazon.

Check it - 700 bags for $15 - Prime Eligible, too!

They're great quality and assuming your dog goes #2 2-3x/day, one box will last you roughly 6-9 months.

u/ghenne04 · 1 pointr/DogCare

I'd recommend an exercise pen. It's helpful for house training/crate training. Here's the setup we had for our puppy (the wood chips were her potty spot instead of pee pads), and at about 12 weeks we were able to remove the potty spot entirely.


  • more things to chew on than you think are necessary, ideally with different textures (my puppy likes bully strips, pigs ears, ham bones, and beef knuckles)
  • brush/nail clippers/ear cleaner (depending on the breed)
  • enzymatic cleaner for acidents
  • poop bags (this one comes with the poop bag dispenser too)
u/knumbknuts · 1 pointr/news

twice a day for a year, no holes, and a dispenser that hangs from the leash.

I'm not a fan of the ban, but I'll just buy two dozen reuseable bags, 3 or for insulated ones, and adjust.

I do notice a lot of plastic bags as trash on my commute.

u/JimGerm · 1 pointr/trashy

I suspect there is no perfect solution. I'd prefer everyone just pickup after their dog and throw away the bags. The bags I use appear to degrade but it probably takes several years (better than thousands of years though).

u/AlmostCalvinKlein · 1 pointr/dogs

I really like the [Earth Rated](Earth Rated 270-Count Dog Waste Bags, Lavender-Scented Poop Bags, 18 Refill Rolls poop bags. They're cheap, the packing is made from recycled materials, and the lavender ones do a good job of blocking the poo smell.

I feel like most poop bag dispensers are made really cheap and don't last long before they're falling apart. SafetyPup has this amazing treat bag/poop bag dispenser that I absolutely love. It's super durable, and it holds everything I need for a walk or short hike. I can carry a full bag of treats, 2 rolls of poop bags, key, cell phone, and ID. It's honestly one of my favorite dog products I own!

u/EngineerSib · 1 pointr/dogs

We have a shovel and a trash bag for the yard...but for walkies, we use these.

In our defense, we live in the Boulder-area. That's not really a defense...but still...

u/DexRogue · 1 pointr/dogs

I use these. You can't smell the poop once it's in the bag since it's scented and we keep the garbage in the garage so just toss it in there and you're done!

u/_Coffeebot · 1 pointr/canada

Here you go, $13 and biodegradable,

I don't have a dog but I use them to clean my cat's litter box

u/fried_brain89 · 1 pointr/CautiousBB

Oh no!! I'm sorry. :( Just taking your dog out sounds like an entire outing. Will he not potty on concrete at all? And I totally wouldn't feel bad about that turd nugget... You didn't even know it was there. Besides, I feel like a normal person who saw a pregnant lady with a distracted toddler and a nervous dog would understand that some things get missed and poop happens!!

I don't know if something like this is feasible for you guys, but they make fake grass patches for apartment dogs to pee on if it gets to be too ridiculous. Not a long term solution but it may help. Something like this? Sorry for ugly link. Or maybe pee pads if you get desperate? I'm not dog trainer though so if someone else knows better, please correct me!!

Either way, I hope your day goes better. :(

u/jojowasher · 1 pointr/Calgary

someone on Insta had something like this for their tiny dog

u/spinnereate · 1 pointr/interestingasfuck

Or you could spend a fraction of the price on this

u/mumble1212 · 1 pointr/samoyeds

We also got our first samoyed (and first dog) three months ago!

Crate training works like a charm for the night!
Also this article was a life-saver for our Sammy (it was too bad we read it too late (at like 4 month old)), hopefully you can start sooner and have better luck!

Also we used this turf potty training mat for training him indoors so that the surface was close to the grass/turf he used outdoors and didn't confuse him. In order to minimize cleaning, we placed training pads under the turf and that worked well for us. Make sure to treat him every time he goes on the mat indoors! :)

u/AdmirableBear · 1 pointr/puppy101

I mean, it could be a great option inside and out. It's really going to be personal preference when it boils down to it. Pads look and feel too much like blankets and carpets, so it might be harder to keep the puppy from having a tinkle on those items. I love the grass pad, it was far, far easier to train him to use. My last dog used pads in his pen, since he was a Pomeranian and needed frequent walks (I worked 10 hours a day at that point.) The only thing with the grass is that it does smell after a couple uses, the grass can be removed and the tray and other parts can be cleaned (if you opt for that one). The grass is what really really stinks - I have been thinking of buying a second one so I could soak the grass and clean it while I have the extra out.

If it helps, the item is -

I found some of the comments useful in my decision to use the grass pad.

u/Shortandsweet33 · 1 pointr/dogs

Something like [this] ( is what I have.

I prefer it to pee pads (which I've never used) because it's reusable and therefore both much cheaper and more environmentally friendly. You just pick the poop up like you would outside, pour the wee out into the drain every couple of days and once or twice a week wash the plastic tray and fake grass turf with detergent and hot water, with some vinegar to get rid of smell.

Seriously, we've had one of these since we brought my dog home at 8 weeks old (now 16 months) and it's the best $25 I've ever spent! I would have spent 100's of $ on pee pads in that time probably otherwise. And I'm sure it was a big reason why she was so perfectly toilet trained by about 16 weeks.

YMMV of course, some dogs apparently don't like them and don't get the logical connection between real grass outside and the fake toilet grass. If your dog is used to pee pads that could be an issue. You could always transition by putting pee pads on the grass and then gradually removing them? It just always seemed to me that it would be more logical and less confusing for the dog to pee on something that looked like grass that they use outside than on a pee pad. I've heard stories of dogs trained on pee pads that then decided any rug or towel or bathmat etc would be a good place to pee!

I'm also lucky to have a balcony I can put this on, but there's no reason it can't be kept inside the house on some hard floor surface, so nothing spills or tips.

Sorry for the long rant, but to us the dog toilet has been just fantastic, the dog can go out the doggy door to the balcony and do her business whenever she wants, when we are not home, are busy or even asleep at night. She never has to hold on and be uncomfortable and we don't have to come home to accidents or go downstairs 4 or 5 times a day for toilet breaks, although we do go out for daily walks still, obviously.

u/italy07 · 1 pointr/puppy101

Because of parvo concerns, I potty trained my puppy on a patch of artificial grass out on the patio of my 3rd floor apartment. I researched different options (puppy pads, sod, Fresh Patch), before settling on this. I put a couple of puppy pads under the grass and replaced them everyday.

My little guy caught on to the setup very quickly. Now that he’s fully vaccinated I’ve started to transition him to potty outside on real grass, and he doesn’t seem to have any issues.

Only thing I will say is that despite washing the fake grass with water and an enzyme cleaner once a week, it did start smelling pretty bad. I’ve actually purchased 2 over the past 3 months because of the smell, but with it being so cheap it wasn’t too bad.

u/All_in_bad_taste · 1 pointr/TrueReddit

I knew a couple who had this problem. They used those training pads for dogs. kind of like: It made clean up way easier.

u/pickled--peppers · 1 pointr/beyondthebump

I used [Sposie Booster Pads Diaper Doublers] ( You might also consider [waterproof pads] ( under a blanket that can be easily swapped in the middle of the night.

u/richmana · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

We got the 900 count box and it's so awesome.

u/C41n · 1 pointr/dogs

I ordered the timberwolf leash last night. Looks great. Then I found this brand -mydogscool and they are made with climbing rated rope. Got me thinking I can make something like this myself. I am going to give it a try and see what I can come up with.

Only been a dog owner for two months, so still learning a lot about dog products. My favorites so far:

Chuckit Ultra ball


Odin treat "balls" - Soft and my pup can pick it up making it much more fun than the hard plastic kind. Found it locally for half the price on the site. You can even combine two of them to make it more difficult for them.

Gamma2 Vittles Vault Plus for food storage.

Multipet's 11.5-Inch Latex Polka Dot Globken Chicken Dog Toy Makes a great chicken noise. Not good for strong chewers.

Carlson extra tall pet gate with cat door - keeps puppy away from kitty room and food.

Cheap poop bags AmazonBasics Dog Waste Bags with Dispenser and Leash Clip

Clickers - Like this style best. Easy to press no mater how you hold it.

u/kuhzoo · 1 pointr/AskMen

I like dogs and I get pissed off at people who don't clean up after their dogs. If it's your yard, you can do what you like. There's no excuse not to have a bag or two to clean up your dog's shit on a walk or park though. There are even convenient dispensers you can attach the the leash.

u/craig5005 · 1 pointr/Calgary

No, they are the Amazon basic ones. $20 for 900 of them.

AmazonBasics Dog Waste Bags with Dispenser and Leash Clip - 900-Count

u/AlfishKK · 1 pointr/BabyBumps

I myself use these. They're cheap and they work pretty darn good.

u/payeco · 1 pointr/AskNYC

Before we got a litter genie we just used the same poop bags we have for our dog for cleaning out the litter box.

u/Vellouria · 1 pointr/corgi

Make sure to get one with a mesh top like this. That's key.

u/meeooww · 1 pointr/ItalianGreyhounds

Get him a playpen and a litterbox.

Set up the pen so the crate is there (take the door off) with a TON of soft snuggly blankets. Next to it, put the litter box (so there is a crate "wall" between the bed and the pee zone). It helps if you use a pee pad to soak up an accident, then put it in the litter box so it smells right.

Water can also go in there, in front of the crate, and a bunch of safe toys. Put the bowl of food INSIDE the crate but with the door open at all times.

This is where the puppy lives when you're not paying attention to it, directly. This way, there are no accidents all over the house, they are SAFE, they are comfortable. There will still probably be some whining but it will be a lot less scary than a crate.

Your puppy's breeder should also be a superior resource to help you navigate this difficult time. A responsible breeder has walked lots of people through this before and will have a lot of great ideas and support.

u/w0lf3h · 1 pointr/dogs

Potentially something like this. You could place it on the balcony as well. I know exactly what you mean about apartment carpet troubles. Lol.

u/ParkieDude · 1 pointr/Austin

Bags and holder

Simple carrier to clip to the harness.

Part of our everyday day carry vest has my emesis bags, paper towels, trash bags

u/HygenaBEST · 1 pointr/WiggleButts

SEARCH: HYGENA SCOOP on AMAZON or Go Directly to Amazon page HERE:

u/Hygena-Scoopp · 1 pointr/rescuedogs


u/Hygena-Scoop · 1 pointr/Dogtraining



u/joebutter33 · 1 pointr/movies

Search HYGENA SCOOP on Amazon for Info

u/Pheonix_Rizen · 1 pointr/BadDragon

Black Light UV Flashlight, Vansky 2019 Upgraded UV lights 51 LED Ultraviolet Blacklight Pet Urine Detector For Dog/Cat Urine,Dry Stains,Bed Bug, Matching with Pet Odor Eliminator

I hope that links it right. Takes 3 AA batteries

u/ipirandom · 1 pointr/BadDragon

I prefer my Feit Electric Blacklight bulb on a swing arm task lamp the most over a flashlight-size (maybe because it's too compact, haha), but here's what I've used. The bulb is also far faster at charging.

Edit: Actual lamp, I have no idea. I've had it for over 10 years, haha.


Other people have linked this flashlight a few times, but I haven't used it myself:

u/blueboybob · 0 pointsr/Frugal

<4 cents per bag also better for the environment than plastic sandwhich bag

dont give a fuck about the environment? 2 cents per bag

u/Mature_Name · 0 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I saw your wish list and you don't have any waste bags! I know toys and beds are important, but you have to think about hygiene as well. I bought waste bags similar to these and they're really important, so I would recommend getting them:

I thought these were pretty cool as wel, in case you wanna groom your dogs:

And lastly this toy looks really nice. I remember I used to have one of these Gumbys(kids toy), and the dog version looks pretty good:

u/Jorgisimo62 · -1 pointsr/Dogtraining

I don’t know what holder you have, but my buddy swears by this one that is harder to get out.


u/SmallVillage · -2 pointsr/Mommit

[Amazon Basics pee pads.] (AmazonBasics Pet Training and Puppy Pads, Regular - 100 Count