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Post Dog - How to stop urinating inside
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We have a new problem with our 7 year old male dog who has started urinating inside. We also have a female but I'm pretty sure its the male due do the height of the spray. Today I found two spots after he had been in only 1 hour. He has done this twice in the last two weeks as well. He is physically healthy.
Any ideas how I can stop this?

Crinia

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Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:29 pm
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Post Re: Dog - How to stop urinating inside
Something has changed in the house to lead him to believe that he needs to mark it.
A visiting dog? A visiting child? Someone who has dogs visited?

There is a 'different' smell in his home.

Once he feels things are back to normal, he will stop doing it.
Just have to figure or find out what it might have been to trigger this behaviour.

White vinegar in a spray bottom will remove the scent in his urine from carpets, walls and grout between the tiles in the meantime.

If it could have been a visiting person, dog - the white vinegar will also remove the scent.

Hope this helps

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Lindon wrote:

Once he feels things are back to normal, he will stop doing it.


I wouldn't be too sure about this.

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Once he feels things are back to normal, he will stop doing it.

I wouldn't be too sure about this.


Me neither - our dog weed on our bed years ago when we had visitors, 10 years later she still does it if we forget to close our bedroom door and stay out for too long.


Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:57 pm
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Well I only commented on what has worked for us in the past, and still does .

We babysit our now adult pups for their owner who travels overseas alot.

And we still go through this until everything is vinegared down.

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Post Re: Dog - How to stop urinating inside
We rarely have visitors but my parents did stay the night a couple of weeks ago and their room was one of the places he targeted. Will try the white vinegar.

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Post Re: Dog - How to stop urinating inside
It is worth a try. I hope it works for you.

Half a cup of vinegar in the wash for doonas etc if he pee'd on that also does the job for us.

They are little buggars sometimes. :D

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Post Re: Dog - How to stop urinating inside
Crinia wrote:
Hi All

We have a new problem with our 7 year old male dog who has started urinating inside. We also have a female but I'm pretty sure its the male due do the height of the spray. Today I found two spots after he had been in only 1 hour. He has done this twice in the last two weeks as well. He is physically healthy.
Any ideas how I can stop this?

Crinia


If it is a new thing, rule out a medical problem (UTI etc) first.
Is the dog entire or desexed? Have there been any changes lately? Entire boys may want to mark if there is a bitch in season for example. Changes in the household or pack may also see a male start territorial marking.
Basic rule for any type of house soiling is to reduce priveledges. The run of the house is earned, not a right and can be taken away if the rules are breached.
Go back to basics - only allow in those areas he is marking when supervised. If you can't catch him in the act, you can't do anything about it. If you catch him in the act, yell like a banshee at him (ARRRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!) to startle him and put him outside.
Baby gates and a crate or pen are very handy to contain a dog and restrict priveledges in the house when you can't keep an eye on them (or close the doors), or just make sure if you can't watch him he is outside or somewhere 'safe'.
Make sure you clean the area well - for carpets, carpet power followed by a spray of frebreze works well. For walls and solid surfaces, vinegar is best or use something like biozet washing powder in warm water.

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