How Can I Stop my dog from urinating everywhere?
on Nov 6th 2008
in Behavior & Training
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First off, you have to make sure you are cleaning up the messes with a product specifically designed for pet messes. If you dont neutralize the enzymes in the urine, the pet will only continue to think thats his/her bathroom. Secondly, how often are you taking your dog out to relieve himself? The minute the dog wakes up in the morning it should be taken out. As well as after meals, after drinking water and especially before bed at night. And even more often for puppies or dogs that have a problem. Some people use crates to train this behavior in puppies and it works on the premise that dogs dont want to urinate where they sleep/eat. So they learn to hold it. You can buy male wraps that wrap around the dogs flank area to help prevent messes. If the dog is messing in a certain room, perhaps blocking access to the room completely via baby gate or door would work. Ive even heard of some people using X pens to pen off certain areas of the house.
Flip answered on 11/6/08. Helpful? / 0
If the dog is male, he may be marking his territory, especially if you have more than one (male or female) or if the home you are in had dogs before you got there.
Try the things suggested Flip suggested, White Vinegar is great for neutralizing this odor, dogs don't like the smell and can smell it long after you can't, and it is cheap.
You may want to take into consideration that it might be a plea for attention also. Dexter, my yellow lab, had issues with this.
You may also want to take him/her to the vet to make sure there are no problem with the urinary tract.
Dexter answered on 11/6/08. Helpful? / 0