It’s been a full two months since we first brought home our Urban Potty Starter Kit and it’s worked great as a puppy potty training tool for both the young pups like Toby (8 week old yellow Lab puppy) and the older pups like Stetson (6 year old black Lab puppy…I guess he’s technically a dog now). In case you missed them here are the first two blog posts about the Urban Potty:
- Urban Potty Review – First Look At A Dog Potty Box For Your Puppy – Our first Urban Potty blog post was basically what we saw of the product right out of the box and our thoughts.
- Urban Potty Review A Great Puppy Potty Training Tool – Our second review was after we got to use the Urban Potty for a few weeks. What we liked and did not like.
That brings us to our third video review. We had a couple unanswered questions at this point. The number 1 question being would my 8 year old Aussie mix, Linus use the Urban Potty. As we previously mentioned Linus is a bit of a potty snob and only really likes going on the grass. His first time camping he refused to potty on the dirt for over 24 hours. Needless to say we knew getting Linus to use the Urban Potty would be a bit of a challenge.
We answer the question of whether or not Linus would use the Urban Potty in our video review. Lets watch!
Urban Potty Video Review
Without further adieu…here’s our Urban Potty Video Review:
Did you guess Linus’ reaction to the Urban Potty?
Urban Potty Video Review Transcription
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Welcome to the PuppyInTraining.com Urban Potty Review
Our first look…unveiling the Urban Potty! You can see that it’s very large. Our Urban Potty was hand delivered so I can’t really comment on how quickly this item gets shipped. By the way, Urban Potty is currently offering free shipping!
There are only 4 pieces in the box. The potty turf, the collection system container, the potty funnel, and the tray.
Here’s the Urban Potty sleek tray. You can see light reflection off the trays many channels showing a high gloss which helps allow better drainage
As you can see putting the artificial turf on the tray is pretty simple. And heres the Urban Potty Collection System Container and Funnel. Many of the other competing products have an open tray that catches the urine. This collection system allows for much easier transportation for disposal. One thing we thought would have been nice is for the cap to be attached to the container. I foresee losing our cap in the future.
Setup was easy. Find a location for your Urban Potty tray. Lay the artificial grass on top. Place the collection system so the funnel is directly in the middle of the tray. It wasn’t difficult, to align the funnel, but I wonder if there’s a way to help a user guide the funnel into the right position. After all no one wants to mess up in the placement of the funnel…can you say possible stinky urine mess?
There’s a little bit of training involved with the Urban Potty. Stetson thought it made a good seat the first time he saw it setup.
Puppy Potty Training came easy for our first test subject…8 week old Toby. I just put him on his leash and guided him over to the Urban Potty. Then I stood around and made sure he stayed on top of the artificial grass. I gave him his command to potty…”get busy” and within 30 seconds he was using the Urban Potty for the first time.
After your puppy uses the Urban Potty it’s a good idea to take a water can or in my case coffee mug and rinse off the potty area to reduce the odor.
He didn’t do it here, but Toby did like biting and pulling the ends of the grass. Toby’s second time on the Urban Potty was even quicker. What a cute puppy looking up at me for approval…Good Boy!
Stetson my 6 year old Lab took to the Urban Potty pretty quickly too. His first try he looked a little uncomfortable, but as you can see after a few training sessions he was hopping up on the Urban Potty on his own without a leash.
Finally, we had been talking for weeks about trying to get Linus to use the Urban Potty. The final result: He never got comfortable enough to use this dog potty box which is not surprising since several years ago he wouldn’t even potty on dirt.
Linus is 8 years old and he was the first puppy I raised as an adult. Unfortunately, I inadvertently taught him to only potty on the grass. Since Linus I teach my dogs to potty on all surfaces. Lesson learned.
One thing that many people have asked is about the odor. We really didn’t notice the odor, but our Urban Potty is outdoor on our patio with good ventilation and we rinse after each use and deep clean every other week.
We did nitpick a few things about the Urban Potty, but overall we really liked it as a dog potty box and a great puppy potty training tool.
Special Thanks to Urban Potty for supplying our free Urban Potty Starter Kit in order to do our review.
This is a sponsored product review. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.
The Urban Potty On A Sail Boat
One more thing I wanted to address was a statement Pamela from Something Wagging This Way Comes brought to my attention. She’s planning on taking her Golden Retriever, Honey sailing and she was wondering if the Urban Potty would be a good fit for a sailing pup. Here are a few of my thoughts on that matter:
- Training Honey: I think most dogs including Linus could learn to use the Urban Potty. I think there needs to be an intermediate step for finicky dogs like Linus. Maybe if I tried just laying the artificial grass on the ground and getting him to use that as a first step. Then try raising it half the height of the Urban Potty as step 2. Finally, step 3 use the Urban Potty.
- Size of the Urban Potty: Honey is a Golden Retriever a relatively large breed. If she’s any bigger than Linus (55 lbs) or Stetson (70 lbs) she may be too big for the Urban Potty. At this time the product only comes in one size.
- Sliding: I imagine the Urban Potty would start sliding around on a sail boat if it got rocky. If the containment system and tray got out of alignment then urine would end up directly on the deck. Pamela would have to find a way to keep the Urban Potty from sliding.
Those are three things I though about when considering Pamela’s situation sailing with her dog.
So what do you guys think? Do you need an Urban Potty? We’ve thought of many different uses for the Urban Potty. We will probably continue to use ours even when we move to a home with a big yard to try and keep our lawn nice and green
Urban Potty Reviews:
Our 3 part series reviewing the Urban Potty is now complete. Check out each blog post for our thorough review of this product:
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