When you decide to take a puppy home you know this means that taking care of the dog will be your responsibility. It means that apart from the food and the vet care you have to provide, you will also have to deal with the mess the dog will undoubtedly create. Dog poop and dog pee are both smelly. A formed and hard poop though is usually not a problem to clean. Dog urine that seeps through the carpet has an extremely objectionable smell. Urine, unlike poop can be hard to detect especially on dark colored carpet. Moreover, dogs have a tendency to repeatedly pee on the same spot thus compounding the obnoxious smell.
No matter how much you love your dog you will certainly be annoyed if it pees all over the house. House breaking may put an end to this unwanted behavior. Unfortunately even a well trained dog may have an accident inside the house from time to time. A sudden change in environment may be one of the causes why dogs urinate inside the house. With a new baby or a new pet, the dog can feel left out and may pee indiscriminately to attract attention. What would you do to prevent your pet from decorating the couch with map-like stains and marking the carpet with its very own “cologne”?
Scent marking is a dog thing. A dog has ultra sensitive scenting abilities. When they smell their pee they will urinate on the same spot over and over again. This is why it is very important to remove the smell completely to deter the dog from marking the spot. If the dog happened to urinate on small rugs or on couches with washable covers, go right ahead and wash it to remove the scent and the stain. It can however be quite difficult to do if the dog has urinated on the carpet.
If this happens one option is to place a newspaper or a towel on top of the carpet where the dog has peed and stand on in. You need to replace the soaked towel with another until no more urine is absorbed. Also don’t forget to apply a cleaning agent. If you chose to apply commercial cleaners, test it first on the less conspicuous part of the carpet as some cleaning agents may cause discoloration. You can make a cleaning solution of your own by mixing one part vinegar, one part water. Apply the solution to the area until it is saturated. Blot the area as you have done before. Sprinkle a bit of baking soda on the spot to absorb last bits of liquid. This will also remove the urine odor. The next thing you have to do is to find ways to deter the dog from urinating inside the house. To do this. You may want to look into various training methods and courses.