Fresh patch service was fine, and the website was easy to navigate. So, there were no issues there. My husband and I ordered fresh patch originally because it was less expensive than buying puppy pads every month and because my teacup Yorkie often confuses the puppy pads and our carpet. So, we were looking for alternatives for her. I remembered seeing this product on Shark Tank. So, I Googled it, did the math, and ordered - super excited about not having stinky puppy pads lying around anymore! Well, fresh patch came in; and my dog loves it - too much! She now wants to snuggle up in her grassy patch instead of her bed and l.o.v.e.s. ripping up the grass and spreading the sprigs all around our apartment! She doesn't do this with grass outside. So, I'm hoping we can train this behavior out of her instead of having to switch to a sand or mulch box. I wanted to share this experience though because, when I was doing my little bit of research, I hardly came across one "less than successful" review. So, I thought I'd warn some of you unsuspecting folks who may come home and discover that your grassy patch has been transformed into grassy everything by your sweet little pooch!
Great product!! We have only had this for 2 days now, but already enjoying the fact that the potty pad smell is gone!!!! The puppies have used it quite well, the only issue is they chew on the box......even in the protective sleeve!! I have discovered that the little Shihtzu's are diggers!! Is there any type of mesh that could go on top to help prevent this? My husband said he was going to get some chicken wire and cover and bend the sides down.....my only concern is they might cut themselves on a sharp edge if they got it up.
This is genius! I placed my 8-week old puppy on the mini and commanded her to “go outside” and sure enough….within 2 days she was hoping on by herself and going to the bathroom! It’s not magic….it takes consistency like any other training, but the best part is it feel, smells and looks like grass….because it is!!! Now when we place her outdoors she recognizes her duty!
My dog didn't use it. It was trying to train my dog to go in the box, but after a week of trying, we gave up. I was excited about the product because I didn't want to take my dog out during the rain. But unfortunately, she preferred to go outside in the cold and rain versus using the box.
Overall, I think the concept is great. I purchased it in time for the arrival of my maltipoo puppy that I've now had for 2.5 weeks! She was 1.9 lbs when I got her and she's now 2.8lbs. She quickly adapted to pooping in fresh patch 95% of the time, but she doesn't usually pee in it! She also enjoys chewing the cardboaed edges of the Fresh patch! I may be investing in the sleeve soon to see if that will help with chewing. Initially I had her gated off in my kitchen. - bed in one area, food and water in another area, and fresh patch in another area. As of last night, I have begun to crate her at night and I caught her peeing in it, so hopefully that will help as well. I also have a repeat order of every 3 weeks which seems to be great timing with shipping.