Sometimes a dog just wants to feel as if they belong. Unfortunately, some dogs only know one way to feel at home: by peeing over everything. If your dog likes to mark their territory in your home, don’t fret! You don’t need to choose between a clean sofa and a happy dog. By following these tips below, your home will be urine-free in no time!
Are they really marking their territory, or do they just need some house training?
Before we delve into the nitty-gritty, we need to know why your dog is peeing inside. If your pooch is new to your home, they may simply require some house training. This is a process that’s detailed enough to require its own blog post. However, at a broad strokes level, you’ll need to establish an an outdoor potty area, set a potty schedule, then reward your furry friend when they stick to it.
If house training isn’t the issue, your pup might be suffering from a urinary infection. This can prompt them to urinate on a constant basis – and, more importantly, can cause them great pain. To play it safe, take your dog to a vet ASAP so you can be sure they’re not sick.
Put your pooch’s peeing issues to bed
Does your dog have one special place in your home in which they love to pee? If so, congratulations – you’ve found the territory they want to mark! Now comes the fun part: convincing them to stop.
You can begin by buying a dog urine enzyme cleaner and applying it to the affected area. As it dries, deny your dog access to its would-be territory. Once the cleaning fluid has fully dried, take your furry friend’s bed and place it in the area they’ve been marking. Your dog is wired to not pee where they sleep, so this process can be enough to break the habit!
A bandana can ban the bladder
Maybe your dog doesn’t pee in one space. Perhaps they pee all over the house. If so, you’ve got an aspiring real estate mogul on your hands. They want to own every square metre of space in your home – but instead of buying with a bank transfer, they’re buying with their bladder.
Never fear, for you still have hope. Begin by taking a dog-friendly bandana and using it to mop up your pooch’s urine. Next, tie it around your pup’s neck and ensure it remains on when they’re inside. The smell of urine will now follow them wherever they go, which will tell them one thing: “I’ve already marked this territory!”