Synthetic Grass Specifically Designed for Dogs

Synthetic Grass Specifically Designed for Dogs

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Synthetic (artificial) grass, specifically designed for use with dogs, is a cost-effective solution that offers a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing environment for dogs. Presented here are the health, safety, performance, and cost benefits of installing synthetic grass specifically designed for dogs; its suitable applications; design considerations; installation factors; and maintenance guidelines.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe synthetic grass and its advantages over natural grass and other surfacing options in terms of decreased maintenance, and increased durability, versatility, sustainability, and aesthetics
  2. Recall how blade construction and backing design, and the use of an appropriate base (including a grid and flushing system when installed over a solid surface) facilitate drainage of urine and water, fostering a nontoxic, clean and dry, slip-resistant cushioned surface, comfortable for dog paws and humans
  3. Specify a dog-specific synthetic grass system appropriate for the surface material, and installed with the drainage required to ensure the efficient passage of surface fluids to maintain a dry, sanitary surface
  4. Explain how maintenance protocols, including removing debris and waste, applying a bacterial enzyme, and rinsing the synthetic grass, reduce exposure to contaminants and create a safe and more hygienic environment for dogs, their owners, and facility staff
Design Category (CSI Division): 
(32) Exterior Improvements
AIBD Division: 
Building Design
AIA Course Number: 
Delivery Format: 
Slide Show - No Audio
Device Format: 
Course & Quiz Details: 

10 Multiple Choice and True/False Questions

A score of 80% or higher is required to receive a certificate of completion