Doggie Dooley Toilet Prism Pet Waste Disposal System
Doggie Dooley Toilet Prism Pet Waste Disposal SystemPyramid-style Doggie Dooley Toilet is like a miniature septic tank for your dog's waste. This easy-to-install system utilizes enzyme and bacteria action to reduce your pet's waste to a ground-absorbing liquid.Simple start-up, just dig a hole, drop in the Doggie Dooley, add water and the Digester Powder, and your system is ready to go.System breaks down dog waste using the enzyme and bacteria action in the Waste Terminator Digester Powder.Easy-to-use system has foot-operated lid opener.Nontoxic, noncaustic and safe for all domestic animals.Harmless to lawns, pets, and shrubs.Controls odors.Helps keep your lawn and play areas clean and sanitary.Recommended capacity for one large or two small dogs.Includes 8 oz. Waste Terminator Digester Powder. Refills can be purchased separately.How Digesters WorkA digester works as a miniature septic tank for dog waste. Septic systems are designed to condition waste by converting the solid waste to liquid. This liquid can then pass through the soil and be harmlessly absorbed into the subsoil. This conversion to liquid would naturally occur over a long period of time if enough moisture is provided. The addition of digester powder utilizing enzyme action will drastically speed the rate of this conversion to liquid. The same enzymes that achieve this are already present in every digester and septic system. However, the addition of more enzymes acts to speed the digestion process and bypass several unpleasant side effects (such as heavy malodor) in the process.Selecting A SiteYou can choose your yard, lawn, or flower garden, just use common sense by keeping away from tree roots, vegetable gardens, fruit trees, and the path of your lawn mower (Doggie Dooley receives orders for new lids because people run over their Doggie Dooley with the mower). To help avoid this problem grow a flower garden, or place mulch, stones, or bricks around the lid. This will help make it more visible and a less likely target.Check local laws about how far digesters should be placed from wells. Digesters should be the same distance from wells as septic tanks.It is best to place your unit a few feet away from any structures, such as your house or outbuilding, and try to avoid entrances.Place it within reach of a water source, such as a garden hose. You will need to add water frequently.Try to locate the unit in an area of your yard with minimum clay content. The unit requires normal ground drainage to operate effectively.To check for normal drainage, perform a perk test by adding five gallons of water to the 20" x 20" x 14" hole. If it drains well within 24 to 48 hours, it should operate properly.Digging The HoleDig the hole a minimum of 20" x 20" x 14" deep.If the hole gets too large that is still okay. The pyramid shape makes it easy to back fill the hole. It's better to have the hole a little larger than necessary, rather than too small.If the hole gets too deep you can adjust it by adding extra dirt, bricks, or stone under the corners of the unit until you get the correct height.More Than Two Small Dogs or One Large Dog?You may extend the capacity of the Standard Doggie Dooley by simply digging a 10" diameter x 12" deep hole in the center of the 20" x 20" x 14" hole. This will allow for additional ground capacity. Also see special note for adding extra digester powder under Daily Operation Of The Doggie Dooley.Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat if I go on vacation and do not use the Doggie Dooley for an extended period of time?It is important to add stools on a daily basis. If you do not use the unit for a period of two weeks or longer it will be necessary to repeat the start up procedure.Can I use my Doggie Dooley in the winter time or during cold weather?Your Doggie Dooley is made from very durable material. It will not break or crack in cold weather or with normal use. However, the digester powder becomes inactive at 40øF and below. When the ground temperature drops below 40øF, do not add waste to the unit. Wait until the temperature rises, and follow the start up instructions again. If you have dug deep enough, depending on weather conditions, you may keep using the unit as long as it is digesting. Doggie Dooley recommends adding warm water exclusively in the winter.Are flies or other pests attracted to the Doggie Dooley?Insects may lay eggs on dog stools before they are put into the Doggie Dooley. If this happens, the eggs will turn into maggots. Because the digester will not kill anything alive it will be necessary to spray the contents with a bug bomb. Usually fly eggs will not hatch unless the contents of the unit are too dry.Where can I get digester powder refills?This unit is packed with a starter amount of digester powder. Refills are available on petco.com.
Assembly Instructions:Step 1Find the 16 Phillips head screws and four side panels. Take two panels and lay one panel with Doggie Dooley logo up on edge of table so the recess is at the edge. Take the second panel and place the angle side into the recess are on first panel, line up holes and screw together. Assemble two sides at a time, then take the two pre-assembled sides, stand up on table or flat surface, line up recess area and angle, and then screw together.Step 2Place lid upside down on table or flat surface, place unit upside down into lid, lining up holes in hinge with holes in panel. Hinge should fall over the three holes on outside of unit. Insert nut into center holder on inside of the unit, then from the outside of the unit screw bolt in, and tighten with a Phillips screwdriver, repeat with remaining two bolts.Step 3While unit is still upside down, push square snap-in support bracket into place on inside of unit. Bracket should snap into place locking the top of the unit. Your unit is now complete and ready to be placed into the ground.Placing Unit Into Ground:Lower the assembled unit into the hole. Make any adjustments to achieve the correct height.Level the unit by keeping the top of the unit parallel with the ground to the best of your ability, by adding dirt, rocks, etc. under the corners as necessary.Gradually add dirt (about three inches at a time) around the unit, alternating sides while packing the dirt gently. Do not pack too tightly. Avoid bending in the sides of the unit. Continue to fill around the unit with dirt up to the ground level. You may need to add a little more dirt around the unit will packing it down with your foot. Also, you may need to add dirt after the first rain as the ground will normally sink slightly around the unit.Starting The Doggie DooleyStart by adding no more than two to three days works of stools to your unit. Then, mix two tablespoons of the digester powder with a pail of warm water and allow to set for ten minutes, pour mixture over the stools in the unit and fill the unit up to the top with water. If your water has a high chlorine level, let the water sit in the sun for at least two hours to evaporate the chlorine before adding digester powder.Daily Operation Of The Doggie Dooley:Add stools daily.Each week, add one tablespoon of digester powder to one quart of water. Pour over stools.Fill unit to the top with water two times a week. For quick draining soil, add water daily in order to keep the contents wetNote: If you have more than one dog you will need to increase the amount of digester powder that you add to the unit. Increase the standard one tablespoon by one tablespoon per large animal or 1/2 tablespoon per small animal per week.How To Get The Most From Your DigesterThere are a few important things to remember to achieve the best service from your digester.Water, water, water.Water is a must to any digester. In a septic system, gallons of water are added every day each time a toilet is flushed or a faucet is turned on. With a digester, water must be added at least once a week to achieve the digestive action required. The digestive power is inactive until combined with water. Lukewarm water is the most effective in starting the enzyme action as enzymes and bacteria in the soil they feed are most active between 60øF and 110øF. Adequate action will be obtained at any temperature above 40øF if enough water is added. The amount of water needed will vary with the condition of the earth surrounding the digester. A digester that is working will be from 1/4 to 1/2 full of semi-liquid (sludge). The level makes no difference as long as there is sufficient drainage and the mass in the digester is semi-liquid. If the mass in the digester dries out, the digesting action will slow or effectively stop. Be sure to add enough water to keep the stools in a semi-liquid state, even if it takes several times what is recommended.TemperatureThe temperature is very important in the rate of digestion. Digesting action starts at 40øF. Increase in 20øF will double the rate of digestion. Digestion action will stop when the ground temperature drops below 40øF for extended periods of time.DrainageDrainage is extremely important for the digester to work. The principle behind the digester is to use the digestion powder and water to convert solid stools to liquid, which will drain off and leach into the ground. If there is no drainage, the system will not work. If a digester will not drain, there is nothing that will make it work--except to move it to a location where there is adequate drainage. Nothing will digest standing water.General Operation of Your DigesterDigestion powder should be added to your digester once each week at a minimum. The enzymatic action will convert solids to liquid. This liquid then drains off into the earth. Sufficient water must be added with the digestion powder to assure that it will work as intended.Starting a Dried Out DigesterAdd enough warm water to cover the stools. Mix a triple dose of digestion powder in a pail of warm water. Add this to the digester, then completely fill the digester with water. Repeat this process a few days to a week later until stools liquefy.Multiple DigestersMost of the digesters shown here are recommended for one to four average sized dogs. For kennels, the use of two or more digesters, used on alternate days or weeks, will greatly increase your capacity.What Is Digester Powder?Digester powder is environmentally safe and nontoxic but should be kept away from children and pets.Caution: Avoid contact with eyes and open wounds; it may cause irritation. Do not take internally. Do not use with other chemicals--chlorine, acids, or caustics can affect the natural biological action.First Aid: If contact occurs with the eyes, wash with water for at least 15 minutes. If contact occurs with open wounds, wash with soap and water. If accidentally ingested, rinse mouth and throat with water. Get prompt medical attention if irritation occurs.Chemical Composition: The Digester Powder contains proteinase and an enzyme complex mixture. Does not contain any salmonella, shigella, E. coli, streptococcus, staphylococcus, algae sulfide, or any pathogenic organism. The enzymes in the Digester Powder are proteins and, as such, break down into harmless amino acids.
Doggie Dooley Toilet Prism Pet Waste Disposal System
Size: Dimensions: 18" L X 18" W X 18" H Scent: Pack Size: Model: Model 3500 Additional Product Information: For 1 Large or 2 Small Dogs
Doggie Dooley Deluxe Toilet Prism Pet Waste Disposal System
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