My dog keeps urinating on my rugs! He pees repeatedly on my 2 shag rugs which are 5 ft. X 8 ft. and these are not easy to clean since the yarn on the carpet is so long! I tried hanging them outside and spraying them down with the hose. Nothing seems to deter him! Please help how can I clean my shag rug and help potty train at the same time.
Can you wash these rugs? If so, add a cup of vinegar to the rinse water. It usually helps to eliminate the odor of the urine. Once an animal urinates somewhere they will go back to the odor to do it again.
If you can figure out when your dog goes to the bathroom, take him outside to the area that you want him to use as his bathroom. Do this until he starts going there on his own. This doesn't usually take too long once the urine smell is established in that one area.
This is how I have always potty trained my dogs and it always worked for me. You just have to watch closely to figure their potty times at first. It's wise to feed them at the same time each day to get them on a schedule. Good luck!
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We have just had to move in with my in-laws, they have 3 inside dogs. I have a 20 month old daughter. These dogs are 10 yrs old and up, so there is no trying to train them to go outside. They pee everywhere and we step in it. The whole house smells awful.
Avoid using ammonia based products to clean dog urine. One of the ingredients of dog urine is ammonia and he may well be encouraged to re-offend in the same area. Remember, your dog's sense of smell is a hundred times better than yours. I would suggest vinegar and water, something to neutralize the smell.
Here is a site I found for a homemade Dog Urine Smell and Stain Remover. I hope this helps.
I'm sorry but if it's in carpet unless you replace it you might as well forget it. You could rent a steam cleaner and use vinegar and water in it before the solution a couple of times and use the other attachments to do the bottom on the furniture also take the whole cushions to the laundry mat and wash the whole thing (don't take the foam out) *and let them air dry on a really hot day. I don't know how long it would take to dry the in the dryer.
And as far as the dogs put them in a crate and try to be persistent if you can stand the whining they will probably do. You'll have to be on a routine taking them out like 6am, 11am, 3 pm, 8 pm, etc. and reward them or put baby gates up maybe separating them in an area where there's a wipeable floor. There's no easy answer. I am sorry. I assume at one time they were trained, but I have had the same problem. A doggie door to a porch, a place in the basement a big circle where they can't get out where they can play and where the parents and the dogs can see each other (maybe in the crate) so even if they messed it would at least be in the crate. Good luck!
I cleaned my carpet and soon after my house broken dog started peeing on it. He is a Yorkie and he is 8 years old. I don't know what happened to him. He has been checked by a vet and no sugar diabetes, no bladder stones, and no urinary tract infections. He can't go in the living room at all.He doesn't pee anywhere else except on the carpet we cleaned. We thought it was the cleaner we used. So we had Chem Dry come in and clean it with special stuff for pets. But he still did it, so he is confined to the kitchen. I need help to stop this.
The dog was used to his smell on the carpet before it was cleaned. Now he only smells the products used to clean the carpets. He is marking his territory and making the room his again. Older dogs are not use to changes and they do not do well at times when things like this happen. Until some of the orders are gone in the carpet it may be necessary to keep your dog confined to anotehr room where he will not pee to mark his territory.
Use a black light on the urinated carpet and see if traces of urine remain. Pay closer attention to the dog to know when she's heading into the room and get her outside quickly if possible. Perhaps if you take your dog outside more often, you may get better results. The dog's age is a factor too. Our older girl dog can not hold her bladder for long anymore and needs to go outdoors more often. The vet says it's normal and she's healthy for her age. Otherwise, I would get her washable doggie diapers that have a place to insert a feminine pad.
We have just got our rescue dog, she is 2 years old and in season. She keeps on peeing on my rug. I take her out lots of times and she always has a wee or two. I can't understand why she still pees indoors, please can you help?
I have just lost my older dog, who had bladder problems. I had to have her put to sleep a couple of weeks ago. I know my Yorkie Poo has grieved for her. Now all of a sudden she has peed on the rug just like the older dog would do, although I got a new area rug. Could this be the reason? She has always been trained to use puppy pads and has been very good about it. Your thoughts please?
By M.V. Adams
The yorkie has made a mistake. She thought the old dog was peeing on the rug for a reason. She did not realize it was a medical condition. Now that he is gone she has taken over the peeing on the rug duties.
I have a 15 yr old blind Maltese that is peeing on my rugs. Is there a spray or something I can do?
Keep the dog on a leash so she has to be with you at all times. Be sure to get her outside plenty of times. At 15 she may be losing bladder control. Once her scent is there to her that's the place to go.
Your dog may need dog diapers. This is probably old age incontinence.
Have your dog checked for diabetes if she is urinating a lot more than usual and/or drinking a lot more water. It is easy to treat and they feel much better.
How can you stop your dog from peeing on rugs in your home?
By D Robertson from GA
To know how to prevent it would require more information. Your dog may be having physical problems that require a Vet. That is usually the best place to start. Does your dog require more training, or need more walks and better access to the outside. Is your dog stressed from other new dogs in the neighborhood or stressful situations within the home? There are a lot of posts on this site that deal with specific situations like this that give more detail. Do a search. Good luck with your dog.
Should I smack my dog when she pees on the rug?
Absolutely never hit a dog. Clean it up with white vinegar, take it out more often and be diligent in your potty training. Consider wee wee pads when you're not able to be home.
No offence but are you kidding? Never ever hit a pet for any reason or even rub their nose in their accidents! As already mentioned it's up to you to be more diligent about their poddy time needs. There are oodles of articles regarding pet poddy accidents and poddy training here at ThriftyFun and also online in general.
Look hard at whether you are holding up your responsibilities towards your pet. Is your dog fed and watered on a schedule that encourages her to potty when she is taken outside? Is she taken outside frequently enough? Is she exercized enough that she does not have a lot of nervous energy? Does she have any medical issues tht might interfere with regular elimination (urinary tract infections)?
Perhaps answering these questions will help to determine who needs correction. Smacking your dog will teach her to fear you and not listen to you, and you will be worse off than when your started.
I have an eight-year-old Yorkie who has been trained on a P pad since she was a pup. Now all of a sudden she is pooping and peeing in another room on a rug. What can I do?
My daughter just got a new puppy and it keeps going in my closet and peeing and pooping. Will using crushed red pepper deter a dog from peeing on my carpet if I sprinkle it on heavily?
I have two standard Poodles. Both are well house-broken. I just bought a new 8 x 11 jute rug and my female keeps peeing on it. How can I stop this?
My six year old Golden is potty trained, but she has a thing for rugs, my drum pad in particular. It only happens once in a blue moon and never when I am around. I think it is the feel, like grass on her butt. Is there a way to stop this problem?
By Sue M.
I have a 2 year old Morkie who is trained to go on the wee wee pad. We recently moved to a new apartment with carpeted floors where as the previous apartment was hardwood floors. Now instead of using the pad she likes to go on the carpet.She won't use the pad at all and I tried buying the attractant spray. I also tried placing her on it to remind her and she still wants to go on the carpet instead. What should I do?
Our 10 year old Shih Tzu, Paddy, pees on the rug outside our bathroom door. If we leave the door open she will pee on the bathroom rug. No rugs, no pee. What is her problem?