Getting rid of yellow spots on the lawn starts with your dog. Training a pet to eliminate waste in a selected area in your yard can keep the spots confined. Or better yet, create a graveled or mulched area where your pet can eliminate waste. When your dog signals the need to go outside, leash and walk your dog to the specific area. Use a command (a short command/word such as “potty”) in an assertive tone and wait for your dog to eliminate waste in the desired location. Afterwards, reward your dog with vocal praise, petting and a treat, if warranted. No matter your dog’s age, this process may take time. Be patient and encourage your dog to use the selected area. After the process is instilled and your dog begins to use the same spot, you can stop using the leash and stop directing your dog’s behavior.
Sometimes, though, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. In these cases, consider constructing a dog run or dog kennel in your yard to keep your dog contained.