Saturday, April 17, 2010

consumer review



THE POTTY PAD

I generally don't have much faith in anything marketed with the line "as seen on TV", and my lack of faith is usually validated. I also don't hold out great hopes for the animals I live with and their ability to act like the pets seen in magazine ads and TV commercials. The Potty Pad is a 3' square of fake grass resting on a plastic tray that your dogs are supposed to use for their eliminations as opposed to carpeting and other forbidden surfaces. I assembled it per the very short sheet of instructions and put it in a common area for "accidents". Smaller dog breeds have irregular schedules for peeing and pooing, and it can be difficult to time their walks. I've walked Winnie in ten minute intervals some evenings and still can't get the timing right. The Potty Pad seemed like it would be the solution -- it was NOT. Neither dog wanted anything to do with this damn thing. I put them on top of and they couldn't wait to get away from it. They would avoid even walking near it and I almost broke down and used it myself. I didn't of course because then I couldn't have taken it back to Petco and got my fifty bucks back.
In conclusion: Don't buy this.

10 comments:

Chef E said...

Oh Toon- did you really use it to show him? If another dog used it I bet he would, you know how they are about sniffing and peeing every five steps to make sure they cover their ground...

I did laugh out loud at this...

We used piddle pads and Britney used those...you place them over where they have gone, so they smell it underneath...

Paula said...

Is is good for cats too? Susie seems to be missing her litter box lately. I think she is angry at the weather. Funny entry, I think you should use it and take it back. Fifty bucks might buy a bag of dog food.

Vickie said...

This reminds me of a great George Clooney story - google "George Clooney and litter box" and you'll see what I mean. :D Love the 'toon.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

It would seem that it needs some breaking in, maybe have them use it outside first? Or you could capture their eliminations and scent it :o)

Debra said...

perhaps another customer had a similar experience as winnie, return it and let them repackage it and the next customer has the same problem...and so on and on and on and...

{ousne=umpire's call as runner slides into home~plate, nose first}

grins, debra

FrankandMary said...

You love them & you TRY. Much worse could be said of a person.
~Mary

sim warford said...

I'd been wondering about those things--but nixed the idea, since Sarah doesn't like to walk on grass--or do her business on it, either (the patio is a small minefield). Glad I didn't buy one!

Lisa said...

Ah, please don't go so far as to use it for yourself!!! I often wondered if those things worked. Maybe you need REAL grass, take out the plastic grass and replace with soil & real grass.........

uh-huh, I can only imagine what you are saying right now ;)

Chris said...

Man, that pisses me off! ;)

Martha said...

LOL! I promise I won't buy it or try it!