Our back yard is a combination of weeds, dirt, and grass. Even the lightest rain results in 16 muddy paws. Last month after a bunch of research we came up with a dog safe and relatively low price solution: straw. We live only 10 minutes away from a Southern States where we picked up three bales for only $5 each. Because of the dogs running around it does occasionally need to be re-spread to cover the muddier areas but that’s far easier than cleaning dirty paws!
As a bonus the dogs think the straw is absolutely awesome!