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Dog Urinating in Other People's Homes

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This is a guide about a dog urinating in other people's homes. A number of things could be causing a house trained dog to begin urinating in someone else's home. It could be that they are marking their territory because they smell the odor of other dogs. It could also be due to anxiety of being away from the familiarities of home.


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November 16, 2017

I have a 6 year old Lhasa Apso who is house trained. I have never had any problem with her apart from the odd accident when she has been ill. Just recently I have caught her going to urinate in other people's houses. I truly don't understand this. Nothing has changed that I know of.


November 16, 20170 found this helpful
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More than likely the homes she is trying to urinate in are homes that have dogs or had a dog in the past. She is smelling the presence of a dog around and she is trying to mark her territory. If she continues to do this then you'll have to leave her outside or leave her at home when you go to visit your friends. I know this can be embarrassing and it isn't so easy to explain.


Your friends are sweet and don't say much.

If you take the dog with you again, you'll need to keep her with you at all times. Make sure she stays with you and when she gets ready to move take her outside and make her urinate outside. Furthermore, before you take her into the home you'll need to make sure she goes for a walk and urinates outside before you allow her to enter your friend's home.

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November 17, 20170 found this helpful
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She is marking her territory. This will be more likely to happen if they also have a pet or clean with ammonia (which is found in animal urine). Some people clean their floors with it.
A local nursing home has a dog and it had some issues because it was doing this around some of the residents who were incontinent, as it smelled their urine. As a result, the dog can't go down one of the halls anymore where most of those residents reside.

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November 16, 20171 found this helpful

Your dog is taken out of her environment She may be nervous and thats why she is doing this. You may have to bring a crate or leave her home.

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November 17, 20171 found this helpful

Sounds like she has the need to mark her territory, especially if there are or were other dogs. A dog's sense of smell is a hundred times better than ours.


A dog will also urinate because of anxiety he feels being at someone else's house. Keep your dog close to you when you're out to stop this behaviour.

Take her outside. Treat and reward her when she goes outside.

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