Do you have a dog that keeps on urinating indoors even if you’ve trained him to do his business outside? If you do then I feel you. I have a dog that still pees inside our house and it frustrates me that’s why I have searched for several ways on how to stop a dog from urinating indoors.
Your dog can also be urinating indoors due to several reasons, like a medical problem, marking, or anxiety. If you check online, there are actually many articles that tackle this problem but what I’m going to share are the effective ones that work on my dog. If you’re ready to begin, let’s get started.
You’ll be needing a leash when you’ll guide your dog outside to pee. It can be any leash (retractable, standard, or chain )but make sure that it fits the size of your dog. You also need to think about several considerations, like the length, width, and material.
The most common length is usually 6 foot which is adequate for walking and exploring. However, you may choose a shorter leash if your dog wanders around constantly to the wrong directions. An 8-10 foot leash, on the other hand, may be ideal for training to give a bit more distance between your dog and you.
For the width, look for a leash that’s not too thin because the last thing you need is your dog to snap the leash. The leash should be wide enough to be strong. When it comes to materials, you can choose from nylon to leather and chain.
This may sound a bit harsh but you need to keep your dog inside the crate while you’re not around the house. Just imagine leaving your baby in the crib while you’re gone. You don’t want your dog to wander around the house when you know that he needs potty retraining.
Regardless of brand, the crate that you’ll choose should have enough room for your dog to turn around and lie down comfortably. It should provide an extra 3-4 inches of headroom when your dog sits
You can select from various materials, wire or plastic. If your dog likes more comfortable places, select a plastic crate which is often needed while flying. A wire crate may be preferred during the hot climates because it offers the best ventilation.
Alternatively, you can use an X-pen to keep your dog while you’re away. This may give more space than the crate but a minimal setup is required. You also need to ensure that your dog is well trained to use the pen. The last thing you’ll need is your dog breaking free from the pen and creating havoc in your house while you’re gone.
When you’ll be retraining your dog to pee outside, you may want to prepare plenty of treats to reward your dog for any feat. For instance, if your dog urinates outdoors successfully, you can give him treats as a reward.
If your dog is marking on specific objects and spaces inside your house, you can place treats around them. This will discourage your dog to pee on the same object and space as they consider it new sources of food.
The best dog treats should be bite-sized so your dog can chomp on them fast and easy. Avoid treats that are crumbly and greasy because they can leave a mess on your hands. Of course, you want the treats to be delicious and healthy.
The urine of dogs can leave an enzyme that seems to mark the spot of your dog’s bathroom. So once your dog feels like peeing, he follows the scent of the enzyme and pee on the exact spot. To remove the urine smell entirely, try using a pet urine enzymatic cleaner, like this one.
If you’re in a pinch and you don’t have a pet urine enzymatic cleaner ready, you can use any of these household items as an alternative.
If your dog urinates on a hardwood or hard surfaces, use Borax or sodium borate. This naturally-occurring mineral is often used in the laundry but you can also use it to remove the scent of your dog’s urine because.
This detergent booster has antibacterial properties that can help sanitize the peed area. If you must use Borax, make sure that you use it with care because ingesting this product can be quite toxic for your dog.
If your dog urinates on a carpet, you can remove the stain by using dish detergent and hot water. In a container, mix one cup of hot water and one teaspoon of dish detergent. You can use any brand of dish detergent.
Vinegar is also a great alternative for an enzymatic cleaner. The strong smell of vinegar can discourage dogs to urinate on the same spot. It also helps neutralize the odor of your dog’s urine. To create a vinegar solution, mix vinegar and water in 1:2 ratio.
You’ll need a blow dryer to dry the area where you cleaned it. It doesn’t need to be a fancy blow dryer because any working unit will do. If you don’t have a blow dryer, you can use a fan to dry the cleaned area fast.
Dogs can get stressed just like humans. When your dog gets stressed, he can accidentally urinate indoors. To prevent this from happening, you can consider giving him a DAP device in the form of collar, spray, or diffuser.
A DAP collar is to be worn just like any regular collar, which is around the neck. The spray variety usually lasts about two hours and needs to be sprinkled 15 minutes before your dog enters the place. The diffuser, on the other hand, should be placed in a room where your dog usually marks the most.
Did you enjoy learning how to stop a dog from urinating indoors? I surely did and I’m thankful that it has helped me solve my dog problem. I know that it can be frustrating at times but you should trust in your dog’s learning ability. With patience, you can stop your dog from urinating inside your house.
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Are you a DIY kind of person and wants to make a bed for your dog? If you are, then you come to the right place. In this article, I’ll teach you how to make an elevated dog bed using some PVC pipes, cloth, and other easy to find materials.
There are actually many DIY projects about elevated dog beds available online, but what I’m going to share would be the simplest of them all. This is because you don’t need to sew anything. To get you started, check the complete materials you’ll need and the steps below.
Dogs are just like family so we want to make sure that we give only the best. Since your dog is lifted off the floor, air can circulate under the bed giving more ventilation as he sleeps.
An elevated bed also offers a firm, even support. This is especially essential for dogs suffering from joint problems, like hip dysplasia and arthritis. As compared to a bean-bag chair, an elevated bed puts no pressure on your dog’s shoulders, elbows, and hips.
Portability is another great benefit of elevated dog beds. As compared to fluffy beds which can be heavy and bulky, most elevated beds are lightweight because they’re made of PVC pipes and a light cloth.
You’ll need a PVC pipe (1 1/4 inch, schedule 40) to make the frame of the bed, including legs. As compared to other materials, PVC or polyvinyl chloride is lightweight but strong. This material is constructed with plasticizers to make it more flexible and softer.
If you’re making a small or medium bed, one 10-foot or 112-inch stick is enough. You can buy this length at any hardware store. For a large bed, you’ll need one 10-foot stick and an additional 20 inches, which you can buy from plumbing supplies.
A three-way corner piece is where you’ll attach the PVC pipes to make the bed frame. It’s also where you attach the legs so your dog bed stands on the ground. For this project, you’ll need four corner pieces about 1-1/4 inch in dimension.
The screws will help secure the cloth into the frame. You can use either of these two sizes: 8 x 1/2” or 8 x 3/4”. For this project, you’ll need plenty so make sure that you buy a whole box.
The cloth will be used to cover the bed. You can use any cloth but I recommend any solid vinyl because it’s very durable and easy to clean. For better ventilation, try an open weave plastic mesh marine upholstery fabric.
Alternatively, you can use an awning fabric similar to Sunbrella but it may be difficult to dry or disinfect. If you have an access to a local boating upholstery shop, you can ask for some scrap pieces. I usually did it once with my first dog bed project.
You’ll need a hammer to give the PVC pipe frame a quick tap. This will tighten the pipes with the corner pieces even better. If you notice that the legs are not all the way in, you can use the hammer to tap the top.
The power drill will put the screws into the pipe. You can use a corded drill or the cordless variety. Although cordless drills can be very portable and convenient, I still prefer the corded drill because it gives more consistent torque. You just need to make sure that you’re doing the dog bed project near a power outlet or your corded drill will not be put to use.
The saw will be used to cut the PVC pipe into desired lengths. You’ll need two long pieces and two short pieces to make the square of the bed frame. To make the bed stand on the ground, you’ll need to saw the PVC pipe into four shorter pieces.
A hand saw is a great tool in cut a PVC pipe because it gives more flexibility. However, this can be a little messy since it leaves some burrs on the end of the pipe.
If you’re afraid of anything with teeth, you can use a ratcheting pipe cutter which you can get from a local hardware store. This may be inexpensive but you need to apply a lot of pressure to cut through the hard plastic.
You’ll need some scissors to cut the cloth to the right measurement. Make sure that the scissors have a sharp blade so you can do the cutting with ease. Since a vinyl cloth can be really hard, use a heavy-duty pair and not a flimsy one.
When measuring the right dimensions of PVC and cloth, you’ll need some markers. The marks will guide you when it’s time to cut. You’ll need a fine tip sharpie for PVC and a tailor’s chalk for the fabric.
The tighter the cover, the better it’s going to hold. To make the cloth cover real tight, you’ll need to turn the pipe after the first screw. You can’t do the turning by mere force so having a channel lock is really helpful.
Based on experience, building this elevated dog bed might be impossible to do alone. You need an assistant or an extra hand to hold the bed firmly while you drill the screws or use the channel locks. Ask a friend or a sibling to help you with this project so you can turn this activity into a bonding moment to remember.
Now that you have gathered all the materials and equipment mentioned above, it’s time to build the elevated dog bed. Here are the steps.
In building an elevated dog bed, the first thing that you’ll need to do is to decide what size you want: small, medium, or large. The size of the bed may depend on the weight of your dog. If your dog weighs less than 45 pounds, then a small size bed (22” x 29”) is ideal.
For a dog that weighs 46-80 pounds, a medium size bed ( 27.5” x 31.5”) would be nice. A huge dog that weighs more than 80 pounds may need a large size of bed ( 29” x 38”). Here are the dimensions of PVC and cloth for each size:
Size Of Bed
36” x 29”
2 pieces of 18.5-inch pipes
2 pieces of 25.5-inch pipes
4 pieces of 4-inch pipes
34.5” x 38.5”
2 pieces of 24-inch pipes
2 pieces of 28-inch pipes
4 pieces of 4-inch pipes
36” x 45”
2 pieces of 25.5-inch pipes
2 pieces of 34.5-inch pipes
4 pieces of 4-inch pipes
Now that you have determined which size of bed you want for your dog, get your PVC pipe and cloth. If you’re making a small or medium bed, you’ll only need one 10-feet stick. You’ll need to buy another 20” stick to make a whole large bed.
Using the tape measure, measure the dimensions required as shown in step 1. Mark the measurement with a fine tip sharpie for the PVC and a tailor’s chalk for the fabric.
Cut each piece of PVC using a hand saw. To do this, simply hold the pipe over the edge of the work table and run the saw on the spot where you place the mark. Run the saw in a back and forth motion until you have cut through the pipe all the way.
For the cloth, use a pair of scissors on the mark where you want to cut. Make sure that you run the scissors in a straight line.
At this point, you should have 8 pieces of PVC pipes: four pieces for the square frame and another four shorter pieces for the legs. Remember your assistant, you can let him help you with the assembly to make the project quick and easy.
Like a puzzle, attach the pipes to the corner pieces. Make sure that all open corner holes are facing up. Once you’ve made a rectangular frame, use a hammer to give a quick tap to each side. Don’t be afraid to hit the PVC with the hammer because this will make the bed frame even tighter.
Now attach the legs to each open corner hole. It’s important that it’s not torque because it will make the base of the bed unstable. To square it up, drop the frame on the hard ground. If you notice that the legs are not attached well, use a hammer to tap the top of the frame so they can be as tight as they can be.
Lay the cloth on the table and center the frame with the legs up. Fold the corners of the cloth under. You want your cloth right inside the tip of the corner. Your assistant should be on the opposite end making sure that the other side is equidistant.
Next, take one side of the cloth and fold it in small folds. Wrap it until it hits the center of the PVC on the bottom side of the frame.
Now use your drill to place one screw to the cloth and PVC. It’s actually easier to start in the middle and work your way out.
The drilling needs special attention. You don’t want to over screw because it will strip the PVC and make a loose screw attachment. What you need is to screw through the folds of the cloth and stop when the screw is flush with the cloth.
Once done, work on the opposite side. Again fold the cloth around the pipe and drill the screw in the middle. Your assistant should be wrenching the cloth real tight.
Use the channel locks to turn the pipe by a quarter and tighten the frame. You want the screws to be under the bed frame. Now put the rest of the screws. The more screws, the better it’s going to hold.
Follow the same process for the last two sides. The cloth cover should be taut and snap like a drum. To prevent the legs from giving, drill two screws on the bottom of two opposite corners. Also, place five screws into the corner of the PVC corner piece to prevent your dog from chewing the fabric.
Watch how to make an elevated dog bed in this video.
When cutting the PVC pipes with a hand saw you may be left with burrs on the pipe’s end. If this happens, run a butter knife along the end of the pipe to smooth the rough edges.
Use only the channel locks on the pipe not on the cloth because it will tear it.
If the frame is shaky on the ground, place the frame on its side and twist the legs slightly.
To clean the dog bed, simply hose it off.
Are you inspired to make a bed for your canine friend after learning the steps on how to make an elevated dog bed? Thanks to this DIY project, I have learned new skills and talent. While I enjoyed making this project, I was able to save money in buying a new bed for my dog.
If you’ve tried making an elevated dog bed for your dog, share to us your thoughts in the comments section. You can share this article with your friends and family if you find this article helpful.
Does your dog have a nasty habit of eating his or other animals’ feces? This condition is known as coprophagia, which is somewhat a normal behavior in ma different animal species. If you like to discourage this kind of behavior, then you come to the right place as I’ll teach you how to stop dogs from eating poop home remedy.
A lot of people have actually asked me about this problem so I tried to find some effective home remedies. If you’re excited what these home remedies are, keep on reading and let’s get started
If you think that your dog is eating poop because he’s suffering from a digestive enzyme deficiency, then a Prozyme supplement may be what you need. Prozyme is an all-natural product that you can add to your dog’s regular meals. Although this product may not fight the problem of poop eating, it can be a great food supplement for your pet.
This digestive enzyme supplement will help digest the food so your dog can get more nutrients. Remember that a dog with poor digestion can’t take in food well, hence look for other sources
To avert your dog from eating poop, sprinkle it with some cayenne pepper. Most dogs are discouraged from eating a spicy poop after eating it once or twice. You should be aware though that some dogs may eventually develop an odd taste bud for spicy treats.
If you can’t find any cayenne pepper anywhere, you can use hot sauce instead. You may add a few drops of the poop to make it taste bad. What I use is a bottle of Tabasco or Habanero. Although they might be uncomfortable to eat, they don’t cause any real damage
You can also coat the poop with lemon juice. The acid flavor of lemon will repel your dog from eating the poop. Use a teaspoon or more, depending on the poop’s size
Your dog may be eating poop because he’s deficient in hydrochloric acid. To make up for the deficiency, introduce apple cider vinegar to your dog’s food. You may need about one teaspoon of vinegar to every 25 pounds of your dog’s body weight.
If you don’t have an apple cider vinegar at the moment, you can use a meat tenderizer as a digestive aid. What I use is the Adolph’s Tenderizer which has no artificial flavors and colors. It contains the papain enzyme that helps your dog digest his meal fully. As a result, your dog may satisfy his lack of enzymes in his diet and not on his poop
You might need some kelp to supplement your dog for the lack of trace minerals. Many experts agree that dogs are more susceptible to pick the poop-eating habit if they live a poor quality diet.
Kelp is a seaweed abundant in natural minerals and salt. It can support many of your dog’s body functions, such as cleaning the digestive system, strengthening the immune system, and fortifying iron on the blood.
Now, too much iodine can be bad for your dog’s health so you should properly administer it according to your dog’s size. Use one teaspoon for large dogs, 1/2 teaspoon for medium-sized breed, and 1/4 teaspoon for small breeds.
In the absence of kelp, you can use bentonite instead to offer minerals.Bentonite is a clay powder that’s safe enough to eat by your dog. It has a healing quality that can draw out toxins out from your dog’s body.
For maximum benefits, use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of bentonite on your dog’s food or water. If you decide to use this natural clay, prepare fresh water always. Because of its high absorbing qualities, you may want to think twice of giving it if your dog is pregnant, nursing, or constipated.
If you like to discourage your dog from eating his own or other animals’ poop, you can feed him pineapple snacks. The acidity of the pineapple can ruin the flavor and your pet may stop eating it most of the time.
You’ll need a spoon of canned pineapple to mix with your dog’s food. If you don’t have a canned pineapple, you can pineapple juice.
If you like more variety, you can try canned, unspiced pumpkin which is a great supplement with many uses. Adding this to your dog’s diet may promote better satiety. More importantly, it can help with diarrhea, constipation, and even urinary tract problems.
You’ll need 2-4 tablespoons of canned pumpkin to your dog’s bowl daily. When eaten, it tastes good but it becomes repulsive when excreted
Anise seeds may also do the trick of making the taste of the poop nasty when he excretes it. Add about a tablespoon of anise seeds in your dog’s bowl every day.
This herb is also known as the star anise because its flowers are shaped like a star. Aside from changing the poop taste, it can remedy several illnesses, such as intestinal gas, constipation, and upset stomach.
A leash will be handy when you’ll be training your dog to walk away from his poop. If you have a leash available, the better. If you don’t, find a leash that makes you and your dog comfortable when walking.
For well-trained dogs, a retractable leash is a nice choice as it allows them to explore when on walks. Just make sure that you know the lock and break controls to keep from getting tangles. If your dog is aggressive and a strong puller, try using a front clip harness.
Prepare some treats to give your dog each time he successfully walks away from his poop. Make sure that the treats are delicious so they become appealing for your pet. Sometimes, treats can give many calories so it’s a better option if you use something healthy.
Try vegetables and fruits, baby carrots, broccoli, and banana slices. They’re low in calories and low in sugar. Although you can explore on a variety of treats, avoid these ingredients- bones, meat by-products, and fillers.
The best way to prevent your dog from eating his or other animal’s poop is to pick it up right away. You’ll need several rolls of tissue to do the deed. If you run out of tissues at the moment, you can use several alternatives, such as a plastic bag, pooper scooper, or old newspaper.
If you like to keep your dog’s poop schedule predictable and regular, maintain a fixed eating schedule. A definite schedule makes it simpler to supervise your dog and prevent him from consuming his own poop or from other animals.
When it’s time for your dog to poop, walk him out on a leash and let him do his business outside. If he makes an attempt to eat his poop, lead him away.
Right after your dog has taken a dump, pick it up so he can’t eat it. Use a tissue in picking the poop of your dog and dump it in the designated trash bin. If you use a plastic bag, hold it and invert it when picking up the mess. Use your free hand to turn the bag right side out and dump it properly.
When using a pooper scooper, simply scoop up the poop and dump it into a bag. Throw the bag full of your dog’s poop in a trash can. To prevent your main trashcan from getting stinky, use a separate trashcan outside.
Your dog may be eating poop because he’s deficient with hydrochloric acid. If you think that this the cause of his poop-eating habit, introduce apple cider vinegar. Add one teaspoon of vinegar for every 25 pounds of your dog’s body weight.
If you want to use a meat tenderizer, apply generously to your dog’s food. Apparently, this powder contains an enzyme known as papain that helps digest his meal. This supports the idea that your dog may lack enzymes, not nutrients themselves.
If your dog is enjoying himself, his coprophagia might be an indication of a digestive enzyme deficiency. To address this issue, provide your dog a digestive enzyme supplement, such as Prozyme. This supplement helps break down the food so your dog can absorb more nutrients.
Another reason why your dog might be eating poop is he lacks trace minerals on his diet. To solve this deficiency, add kelp or bentonite on his diet.
Since kelp is rich in iodine, you should use it moderately. Too much kelp and you risk your dog from getting iodine toxicity which is manifested by lethargy, upset stomach, and watery eyes. The recommended dosage are the following:
Large dog - 1 teaspoon
Medium-sized dog = 1/2 teaspoon
Small dogs = 1/4 teaspoon
If you must use bentonite, add about 1/4-1/2 teaspoon on your dog’s water or food. Because of its high absorbing qualities, provide fresh water always.
Now if you rule out the possibility that your dog may be lacking in hydrochloric acid, digestive enzyme, and trace minerals, break his poop-eating habit by letting him eat pineapple snacks. Seemingly, the acidity of the pineapple will mess the taste of your dog’s poop, hence discourage him from it most of the time.
If you want to use pumpkin, try the canned, unspiced pumpkin. It apparently tastes great but repulsive when it becomes an excrement. Add a few spoonfuls of pumpkin on your dog’s food daily.
Anise seeds can also do the trick of making the poop less attractive. Just sprinkle about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of anise seeds on the dog food. It may not be fully effective, but it can greatly decrease your dog’s poop-eating habit.
Following your dog’s discharge, coat the feces with cayenne pepper, hot sauce, or lemon juice. Use generously so your dog will completely repulse from eating feces again after eating once or twice. You should, however, be aware that your dog may develop a strange palate for spicy treats.
Sometimes, the cause of your dog’s poop-eating habit is behavioral. To keep your dog’s mind engaged and sharp, walk him on a leash regularly, preferably daily. If you offer a lot of activities for your dog, he’ll be less likely to find unsuitable entertainment.
Using treats as positive reinforcement, teach your dog the leave-it command. With a treat in your closed hand, let him sniff it and say leave it. Once he stops sniffing your hand, give him treats.
As your dog masters this command, try putting the treat on the floor. Say “leave it” and once he obeys, give treats from your hand, not from the floor. Now, you can use the leave it command to animal feces during walks.
To learn more about the leave-it command training, watch this video.
When disposing of your dog poop, you can flush it down your toilet. You can also buy those flushable doggie bags so you can flush down the whole bag. Before you do this, check with your local waste department.
To prevent nutrient or enzyme deficiency, provide only nutritious, quality dog food that’s specially made for your dog’s age and breed.
Your dog may be eating feces because he’s suffering a medical or health problem. Check your vet for an examination and solution.
Did you enjoy reading the instructions on how to stop dogs from eating poop home remedy? I wish you did because all of these steps are effective as I have tried them all myself. To stop your dog’s poop-eating habit, offer supplements to treat enzyme and mineral deficiencies; coat the feces with something unpleasant; and train him the leave it command.
Have you tried stopping your dog from his poop-eating habit, let us know how you do it in the comments section. Don’t forget to share this article with your friends if you like it.
Do you always have to clean your floors from your dog’s urine? I know how frustrating it can be, especially if it’s early morning or you just arrived home late from work. Now, you don’t have to punish or yell at your dog because there are actually some easy ways on how to stop a dog from peeing in the house.
In this article, I will not only provide solutions but I’ll determine the possible causes. Once you know the reason why your dog is behaving this way, you can apply the right solution. If you’re ready, let’s get started.
One of the main reasons why your dog pees in the house could be the fact that he’s not fully house trained. As such, if you find that your dog has made a mess on your floor, ignore it and establish some toilet-training protocol. For example, you can use a crate to retrain your dog to do his business.
Sometimes, your dog’s occasional accidents may be caused by any behavioral problems. He can feel anxious when separated from you for a very long time. When he gets overexcited, he can happily urinate on the floor with all the jiggling, jumping, and wiggling.
Your dog can also urinate accidentally when he’s afraid. This submissive behavior can happen when someone scolds or reaches for the dog.
If you own some cats and more than one dog, his sudden mishap may be caused by territorial issues. He pees in very specific areas of your house to mark his territory. This kind of marking may also happen when your dog reaches sexual maturity. The urine mark will attract mates.
If you’re sure that your dog is truly toilet-trained, he would not begin peeing indoors unless there is a medical problem. Such medical problems include urinary tract infections, liver disease, and kidney disease. If this is the case for your dog, he’ll pee wherever he happens to be standing.
To remove any traces of urine odor from your carpet, floor, and furniture, you can spray it with some enzymatic cleaner, like this one. This type of solution often uses enzymes and other ingredients to neutralize odors and remove stains. This will hopefully stop the constant marking of your dogs.
When buying any enzymatic cleaner, look at the ingredients and avoid the ammonia ingredient. This will only attract your pet to pee on that area more because urine contains ammonia. Here are some alternatives you can use.
If your dog urinates on a hardwood or hard surfaces, then Borax is a great solution. Not only does this cleaner help your detergent, but it can also neutralize odors that happen in your home. Known as sodium borate, borax is an all-natural mineral that’s a safer alternative to commercial sprays as it contains no other chemicals and fragrances.
For those who have carpets stained with your dog’s urine, you can use one teaspoon of dish detergent with one cup of hot water. As compared to other detergents, a dish detergent is more gentle to your carpet and to your pet.
You can also use mix vinegar and water in 1:2 ratio. Vinegar has high levels of acetic acid to kill bacteria and also eliminate urine smells. The strong acidic smell of vinegar will discourage your dog to urinate further in that similar space.
Rubbing alcohol has a strong scent that is highly unpleasant to dogs. Mix equal parts of rubbing alcohol and water. Aside from the removing the urine smell, rubbing alcohol may also disinfect the area.
You’ll need a spray bottle to serve as a container for your cleaner solution. Be sure that the bottle has a spray nozzle so you can easily apply the solution on the affected spot. If possible, look for an empty spray bottle in your home so you don’t have to spend an additional expense.
If you like to speed up the drying of the cleaner solution, you can use a blow dryer. This is optional because you can always leave the soaked area to dry by itself. Alternatively, you can use a fan to dry the soaked area.
You may lure your dog to urinate in a newspaper initially. Once the newspaper is soaked with your dog’s urine, you can place it outdoors to show him the same spot outside. Hopefully, you may want to use the newspaper for a short time only.
You’ll need treats to make your dog feel more secure when you’re away. Each time your dog will be able to do his business outside, you can use treats as a reward. If you’re keeping your dog in a crate, place some treats to make him entertained and preoccupied. Your treats can be a food or a toy.
If you’re retraining your dog to pee outside, you don’t want him to roam inside your house without you watching. To make sure that he’s not making a mess for the meantime, you can keep him in a crate. This will be temporary until he learns how to pee outside on his own.
The size of the crate should be enough for your dog to move around, but not that large that he can use the excess space as a toilet. If you’re using the crate for a short time, you can ask your local animal shelter if they have something for rent.
The citric acid from the lemon may be effective in cleaning and removing the smell of urine from your carpet. Simply mix a freshly squeezed lemon with water. While keeping your dog to urinate on the same spot, lemons are more pleasant for humans.
As I have mentioned above, your dog may be peeing in the house due to several reasons: not properly house-trained, marking, overexcitement, anxiety, fear, and medical problems. To rule each reason out, observe and address the problem properly.
As I have mentioned above, your dog may be peeing in the house due to several reasons: not properly house-trained, marking, overexcitement, anxiety, fear, and medical problems. To rule each reason out, observe and address the problem properly.
If your dog still pees in the house, one potential reason can be that your dog isn’t potty trained properly. In this case, you have to teach him how to pee outside again. Introduce him to new marking areas, like trees or rocks.
You can do the potty training first thing in the morning, before his bedtime, and each time you leave or arrive home from work. To make sure that he do his business outside, you can soak a newspaper with his urine and place in the designated area outside. The scent of the newspaper will bring him outside for sure.
Each time that he’s successful in peeing outside, praise and reward him with a treat. That way, you can encourage him to do this positive act always.
During your potty training, keep your dog inside a crate if you’ll leave the house. It’s just like leaving a human baby inside his crib. You don’t want your baby to wander without your supervision.
If your don’t know how to crate train your puppy, watch this video:
At this point, you may face a lot of whining from your dog. Don’t give in to it. Place some treats and toys inside the crate so your dog is entertained. Once your dog learns the basic routine of peeing outside, you can leave without locking him up in the crate.
Dogs often mark certain areas of your house to protect his possessions and territory. If you see that your dog is about to mark new objects and vertical surfaces, you can intervene to stop it.
You can get their attention by clapping your hands. As he stops temporarily, you can take him outside to finish his business. Don’t forget to praise and reward once he finishes the deed.
Once your dog marked on something, don’t punish him, instead teach him the proper behavior firmly and confidently. You can also neuter or spay your dog before he reaches the maturity age or by about 6 months old. Oftentimes, dogs mark objects or spaces to attract mates.
Once your dog accidentally urinates even if he’s properly potty trained, the reason can be more serious. Your dog could be suffering from a health problem, such as urinary infections, kidney disease, or liver disease. Sometimes old age can be a reason why your dog is losing muscle tone so his urine may leak accidentally.
If your dog’s urine is cloudy, he might have a kidney infection. If he needs to pee frequently and urgently, then he might have a urinary tract infection. Several signs of diabetes include weight loss, excessive thirst, and increased urination.
If you suspect that your dog is having a health problem, you can visit your veterinarian for professional help. Your vet will conduct an extensive physical exam, blood profile, and urinalysis. If your dog can’t find any medical problem, then probably, your dog’s occasional accident is caused by a behavioral problem.
If your dog pees when he gets overexcited, you can solve it by greeting him outside and waiting for him to calm down before you get close to him. Some signs of overexcitement include wiggling and jumping.
Once your dog is calm, command him to sit and look the other side, then greet him by squatting down. You can also pet him on the chest and under the chin to keep him calm. Instead of bodily contact, play with toys.
Your puppy can also urinate accidentally if he feels anxiety. This can happen if you leave him alone in the house. To keep him entertained, give him toys or treats. You can also leave your radio or television on. The voices from the television and radio can make your dog feel secure.
Removing the odor of your dog’s urine is one thing that you can do how to stop him from peeing inside the house. Neutralizing the odor will hopefully stop your dog from marking the exact spot.
Now, spray the solution and let it soak to the affected area. If you like to speed up the drying process, use a fan or a blow dryer. While you’re doing this, make sure that your dog won’t go near the area.
You can use a commercial enzymatic cleaner or any of the homemade alternatives mentioned above, like diluted lemon juice, rubbing alcohol, and vinegar. Place the homemade solution in a spray bottle to keep it handy.
If you caught your dog marking a specific area or object in the house, don’t interrupt, instead firmly say, “no”.
If your dog is in heat, keep him/her away from the opposite sex. An exciting situation can increase marking.
Keep the marked objects away from your dog. You can place the marked object outside so he can do his business outside by following the scent of his urine marking.
Did you have fun learning how to stop a dog from peeing in the house? This may not work overnight, so expect some whining and occasional accidents from time to time. What you need is patience because it takes time for your dog to get used to the new routine.
In my experience, it took three weeks for my dog to follow the routine of going outside to pee. Of course, there was some whining from his part but with treats, you can encourage him to follow your orders.
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