Had Good Luck With Fixing Dog Damage to Lawn
Our King Charles Cavalier has done a job killing off small pockets of our back lawn over the last year or so. It is that first time out in the morning when my wife is dealing with kids getting off to school that is the culprit and me being already on the road.
What I did was buy a quality blue / rye mix (via internet), buy some soil from big box store that has fertilizer in it already, you know the brand, raked out each spot with my thatch rake, added seed, added soil, added seed and soil again in layers (2) then added some mulch. Applied water daily, problems solved except for 1 spot which doesn't want to come in fully. I will have to wait for spring for that one.
I hope this helps others who have the same issue. FYI - I started this in mid September and now in mid / late October you don't even notice the patched spots, just the couple of new ones that need to be patched next spring.