I have 5 dogs (1 lab, 2 strays/mixes, 2 beagles) and they all have the run of the house, couch, bed, you name it. Well they have a dog door leading into a big fenced yard. They go out, they come in, they go out, they... well you get the idea. So since we never got any snow this winter (mud), and I don't clean the yard as often I should (work full time and 3 kids) their feet are not the cleanest(yuk). I've put rugs inside and out of their door and recently covered the muddiest areas with old hay, but what do others do for cleanliness. When I had just 2, I would wipe their feet with an old towel. I eventually want to cover the yard with gravel or flat stones (abundant up here), but that's on the "to do" list. I wondered if there was some special product (mat type) or other material I should try. Thanks for all your input.