Smart or Just Lazy?

Dog owners and grass litter boxes

Consider what a grass litter box does for your dog. It gives convenience of potty time and they can easily take care of their business whenever they need to. After all, when you’ve got to go- you’ve got to go. So, why deny them that opportunity. We humans do enjoy the luxury of indoor plumbing, so why shouldn’t our four legged companions?

But, this does raise the question of whether we as dog owners have simply become smart or just plain lazy. For years, we have been there to let our dogs out to potty in the yard. We’ve taken them for walks, and we’ve even made time in our busy schedules to drive home from work just to let our friend out to take care of business.

Have we become lazy in this era of technology and innovation? Rather than taking the time to let our pet out, we rely on them to take care of their own business. With a grass litter box in the house, why should we get up and take them outside when we could simply train them to use some indoor plumbing. It’s easier than anything else, because basically our dog is now taking care of themselves.

But is that how we see it? Are there owners that frown upon the laziness of pet owners these days? Consider the fact that for centuries, dogs have been doing their business without anyone’s consent. They were in fact their own dog and answered only to the very instinctive nature that they were born with.

We are often lazy in comparison to what those before us have done. Long before technology, people would hunt and work the fields with their dogs by their side, working themselves to the bone to provide for their families. But things change. With time, we have developed technology to make life simpler so that we could have more time to enjoy what really matters.

We humans have created a special bond that is perhaps needed more than desired with our four-legged friends. Dogs have become a part of the family, living with us, eating, listening, and even comforting us when we need it most. And at the end of the day, we strive to do what is in the best interest of our dogs. We want to make them comfortable and we want to make them happy- in everything we do.

And with that in mind, being smart is another thing entirely, because at the end of the day, we can’t always be there when our dog needs to potty. We work, we socialize, and we even do some traveling (in some cases travel prohibits the accompaniment of our faithful friend). But we do our best to take care of our pets because we love them.

The thing to remember is that there is always the issue of supply and demand. Because we can’t always be there, we’ve grown smarter and developed a solution to our needs- and the needs of our pets. The indoor litter box may have many different forms, brands, and styles, but they all provide one solution: our dog can potty at their own convenience.

Technology, in some cases, may seem to make us lazier, but in truth, it is actually a method by which we can spend our time appropriately. Consider the fact that if you had to drive home during lunch or every work-break, you would use fuel, spend money, and ultimately have to spend more time at work. That saved time is something we get back so that we can spend with those that matter most. At the end of the day, I’m sure that your dog will thank you for always taking their needs and wants into consideration.

But, there are still the reasons that leave us wondering why indoor potty units are considered as a lazy solution. If you have the time, why would you need an indoor potty? Why don’t you simply walk your dog? It all comes down to why YOU want the potty. Is it for your dog’s benefit or is it so that your dog can take care of his needs?

These questions leave us all wondering. But the fact remains that only each person can truly answer it for themselves. Why would you use an indoor potty? Why don’t you? These are questions that we ask ourselves, but do keep in mind that our dog is probably asking the same question as well.

Keeping up with your pet supplies can be just another thing you don’t want to have to remember.  After a long day at work and going to the store, the last thing you want to do is have to go “to the store” again.  Consider home delivery of your pet supplies!

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Meet Boo: Our Featured Dog of the Week

Meet Boo!

Boo and her owner, Tammy, were Facebook fans who connected with us to share some cute photos and their story.
Tammy (Boo’s owner) shares:

“Boo started using Porch Potty when visiting friends. It was so easy for her to use it since they are on an upper floor of their complex. Boo was a rescue puppy that I adopted when she was eight weeks old. She is a very gentle soul who loves everyone. You can almost see a smile on her face when she gets to interact with children. Boo changed my life! Who knew a pet could bring so much joy!”

Tammy Kelley
San Diego, CA

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Featured Dog of the Week: Meet Coco!

Coco and Tanna (her owner) found us online and became a Porch Potty Fan on Facebook.  She was quick to share with other fans how helpful Porch Potty has been to her.

Tanna (Coco’s owner) shares:

“Coco Chanel is a two year old Black Standard Poodle. I searched online because we needed some way for Coco to potty on the terrace where we live. We live in a 29 story hi-rise and I really didn’t want to have to got out with her each time. I found the Porch Potty. As soon as it arrived, Coco took to it right away.  We had no problems getting her started.  She used it right away.  Awesome!”

Tanna Clay
Houston, Texas

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