OK, so you've found your dog peeing everywhere in the house, on the blanket, up the table legs, as well as on the sofa. You felt mad about this and have failed in all the attempts you've made to correct this behavior. Want to know why your dog is peeing everywhere and how to stop him? Read on and you could find an answer to your troubles below!
Why My Dog Peeing Everywhere In The House?
To figure out why your dog is peeing all over the house is the first step for stopping his bad behavior.
In general, a dog pees all around the house for four reasons.
1.Whether it's a puppy
2. A sudden change in living environment
3. Not properly trained
4. A medical reason
For a small breed, it takes 9 months for a dog to mature, while for a large breed it will take 15 months. If your dog is a puppy, you should train it to pee out outside at the very beginning. But be patient, a dog was never born to wait to pee outside.
Usually, after about 2-3 weeks training, puppies will pee in the right place. However, prepare yourself for a number of accidents and never give up the supervision. After all, they are young and don't know better.
In most cases, you should take the environment change into the consideration first. Dogs are sensitive to an unfamiliar environment as well as scent. Peeing indoors is a way for them to relax. For example, dogs mark their territory when they feel unsafe. Once they start it can quickly become a pattern.
If dogs are not properly trained when they are a puppy, for example, you have an adult rescue dog or a dog that has a long history of living in kennels; they have a higher chance that they will pee somewhere indoors.
Dogs suffering from a urinary tract infection, bladder stones, kidney disease and diabetes etc. will have a sudden onset of peeing in the house. If so, you should take it to a veterinarian immediately.
How To Stop A Dog Peeing Everywhere In The House?
Today, we mainly discussed how to stop your dog peeing everywhere in the house because of sudden environment change or improper training, which are some of the most common problems perplexing dog owners.
Supervision and Prevention
After you've found evidence of dog pee around the house a few times, you should prepare to catch him before the act. Your dog will give off signs before he pees, including circling around and sniffing the ground. As soon as you see any of these telltale signs it'll be time to take him outside or to his designating peeing area. Repeating time after time will achieve results. Unfortunately, you can't always catch your dog before the act.
Communication and Training
You should train your dog to recognize your tone of voice so that he can tell easily whether you are happy or mad.
When he listens to you, give him treats such as toys or food, pet him, play with him, and praise him with, "Good boy", and call his name with a positive tone.
When he ignores you or does something wrong, talk to him in a firm, teacher-ish voice and indicate your displeasure, by saying something like: "Hey, hey, hey! It’s wrong, don’t do that again."
When you catch your dog during the act. Make sure you have something to catch his attention, such as a bell or a whistle or a shaker bottle (a plastic bottle with some small coins placed inside) or you can clap your hands.
The moment he begins to lift his leg, make a noise with the tools you have at hand to get his attention. The loud noise could interrupt what he is doing and then you should point at the place he is going to pee, using a serious tone of voice to tell him he is not supposed to pee there.
Then bring him to the place where he should pee, and talk to him with a positive voice to reflect your approval.
Just because you have stopped him peeing once doesn't mean you let it go next time. You have to be consistent and diligent and continue with the behavior modification each time you see him attempt to pee.
Remember always give your dog praise if he does the right thing, and make sure the happier tone is clearly understandable for the dog. Showing your emotion through tone is a good choice to communicate with your dog and is a better way to train him.
Don't scream or shout, rant, rave or smack your dog at any time. Punishment will make an insecure dog more insecure.
Odor Removal In Time
Cleaning is very important. You should thoroughly clean areas where your dog has peed in the past to avoid your dog re-offending in the same place. Follow these four steps to solve your problem, especially with urine on the carpet.
Step 1: If the area is wet, you should first absorb the dog urine with some paper or cloth. Leaving it there to dry out encourages bacterial growth and also causes the smell. If the area has already dried, you can find dried urine spots on your carpet with the aid of a black light or you can even use your nose, though it is unpleasant.
Step 2: Mix a solution of fifty percent white vinegar and fifty percent water. Work the solution into the carpet with a soft brush to ensure it penetrates the carpet. Then soak up the vinegar mixture. The vinegar will neutralize the ammonia in the dog urine.
Step 3: When the area has dried or almost dried sprinkle a good handful of baking soda over the soiled area. Mix half a cup of 3% hydrogen peroxide with a teaspoon of Dish Soap detergent. The detergent should be what you use to wash dishes in your sink rather than the detergent for putting in the dishwasher.
Step 4: Pour the 3% hydrogen peroxide and dishwashing detergent mixture over the baking soda. Don't use hydrogen peroxide that is higher than 3% strength (10 Vol) as stronger strengths may bleach the carpet. Work into the carpet with fingers or the brush to keep the mixture well into the carpet. Wait for the area to dry completely, then your carpet will smell fresh and free from urine odor.
Understand Your Dog Better
Last but not least, you should know your dog better. Sometimes, his peeing does not because he wants to pee. Maybe it's a sign that your dog is bored, jealous, insecure or lonely. If so, you should give him more attention and reassure him especially when the environment has changed, for example, a baby born in your house, a friend coming to your house for a short stay or you going out for a long time. Getting rid of your dog's fear and telling him that you love him the same as before may reduce the number of peeing accidents in the house.
That's the way we recommend you to have a try and has been proven effective by many dog owners. If it still doesn't work, get some professional helps!