Hey Jet; fellow dog lover here,
Dealing with same issue.
So far we're still on the hard
finishing the refit
and Jack my Golden Retriever can do the usual.
on this and other forums
points to a number of solutions ranging from a chunk of indoor outdoor carpet on the deck
to boxes filled with dirt growing grass. I know the last one works because I've seen such a box with evidence in it. Then there's the other issue of dogs
considering the boat their "den" and not wanting to soil it.
Seems there are varying degrees of success on the poop deck
Can't remember where I saw the post describing an owner trying to get his own dog's urine scent on the doo doo carpet with no results, it wasn't until he used another dog's scent that his dog went for it.
There are accounts of dog's holding it for a long long time, with possible health
implications while others tell you dogs
can't be dogs on boats so don't bring em aboard.
It's a tough issue -- one that I haven't resolved as yet so this is probably of no help, just letting you know I empathize, especially when leaving your best friend ashore doesn't seem like an option.