While dogs are adorable as they are, owning a dog is not only about the cute aspect. Dealing with their waste is also another thing that you should take into account. While there are many ways to do that, pet waste stations are designed specifically for this problem and they can help you deal with these issue.
If you have decided to get your own pet waste station you should know that there are a few things that you have to keep in mind when you go out to choose one. In this article we will share with you the most important aspects.
Find the right material
When it comes to pet waste stations there are three materials that are usually used for them. You can choose between plastic, aluminum and steel. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the prices vary as well.
For example, if you choose a lightweight material, the cost will be a bit lower, but you may find out that those are not as durable as the heavy ones. Therefore, it might be wiser to invest a bit more and buy a pet waste station that will last for more time.
The lightweight material may also rust in time, and you might need to replace certain parts. That is why aluminum appears to be the ideal choice since it does not rust and it is very durable.
What are the components of a pet waste station?
A station for Dog Waste has more parts:
- the station post – this one is the one that keeps the station secured
- the bag dispenser – is the one that keeps all the bags for the waste. The owners will have to take a bag from this place whenever they will clean after that dog. You should be able to find two types of bags there, the “Roll-style” bags and the “header style bags”
- the waste receptacle – you will place the waste here, in a large plastic liner that you can empty whenever you want
- the station sign – this sign will tell the owners to take a bag, encouraging them to clean after their own pets
There are multiple designs when it comes to pet waste stations. For example, some will come with large holes that can be used to place the used waste bags. Meanwhile, other stations will have fitting lids. However, these designs are not very practical since they will allow water to enter the station. You should choose a station that has a chute that you can close perfectly. This way, you can store the waste bags, but water, and insects will be kept out, and the smell will be kept in.
You should also take a look at the lid and the receptacle. If the Lid is hinged and the receptacle round you should compare their diameters. Check if they match, and try to find a lid with a larger diameter as it may help to keep water out.