As a dog owner, one of the most frustrating things to ever experience with your dogs is peeing everywhere. For some, it is unintentional, as it could be an underlying health issue.
Read on as we discuss how to stop a dog from peeing in the house.
Why Do Dogs Pee in the House?
If you house trained your dog and it pees around, there are possible causes for the behavior. However, it’s essential to figure out why your dog is peeing in the house in the first place.
You can’t help your dog if you don’t understand why he’s acting the way he is.
Some of the things to look out for are:
- You didn’t give your dog proper training.
- It doesn’t go out often.
- Medical conditions.
- Stress and anxiety.
How to Stop a Dog From Peeing in the House
Train or Retrain Your Dog
Dog training involves patience and perseverance. Constant supervision helps prevent mishaps. Keep your puppy in a kennel or a small area where he can’t pee if you can’t supervise. You might need to divide a bathroom or a laundry room.
Check to see if it’s big enough for your dog to stand, turn around, and lay down in. Also, never leave your puppy alone for an extended amount of time.
At least every two hours, take your dog outside. Take your puppy outside on a leash and to the exact location. So, when your dog needs to relieve himself, it should use a specific term or phrase.
This will help it learn to relieve itself on demand. Don’t forget to praise it and give it a treat once it leaves.
Supervise Water Intake
When your dog takes more water, the urine tends to be more than usual. Psychogenic polydipsia is the term for this, but not many people know what it means.
For this reason, it’s a “rule-out” diagnosis, which means that we have to rule out other possible medical causes first.
When we see pee accidents in the house, our first instinct may be to cut back on the water. This can quickly lead to dehydration, so we need to be very careful.
However, it would help if you didn’t cut back on water consumption until you know how much water a dog is drinking.
To figure out why your dog has trouble drinking or peeing, you should first determine how much water she needs to stay healthy.
Then, compare how much water she is getting each day to how much water she needs.
Increase Potty Breaks
No matter how well-trained your dog is, its bladder only has a specific amount of room. Going over that limit can result in an accidental elimination.
As a general guideline, they should take a walk outside often. Adult dogs should be able to go out three to five times each day, depending on their size.
Most dogs can hold it for 6-8 hours if they’ve been adequately instructed on doing it. Further, older dogs may need more frequent toilet breaks, as frequent as every 4-6 hours.
Don’t Use Pee Pads
It’s common for puppy parents to use pee pads. It is a way to start housebreaking or a single-elimination method, like a cat using a litter box.
Pee pads are also used with small and toy breed dogs. When you use them for a short time, you want to teach your dog to do her business on the pad so that it won’t do it anywhere else in the house.
In some cases, it can be scary for a puppy to go outside, and some people think it’s better for them and their pet to stay inside.
Unfortunately, accidents with pee pads in the home are still common, and the pads may even make things worse. When puppies start to rely on them, they might not adhere to other training.
When dogs use a pee pad and aren’t being watched, they will almost always start urinating on the same things, like a throw rug.
Figure Out What Triggers Your Dog
Determine why your dog prefers to urinate indoors. Do anything you can to get rid of the object causing your dog anxiety.
Teach your dog how to live with it, or do anything else you can to make your dog less fearful. Whenever you and your dog go for a stroll, your dog can feel nervous because of the violent dog in your neighborhood.
So, please find a way to calm your dog when it is tensed and filled with anxiety. This method will help your dog pee where you trained it to.
Clear the Smell
A dog owner knows that dogs who urinate in the house will return to the same places because they smell. As soon as possible, use an enzymatic cleaner to clean up each spill, and this will get rid of the smell.
You don’t want your dog to be able to smell pee and think that urinating inside is OK.
Don’t Hit Your Dog
Don’t master the method of hitting your dog as a way to stop your dog from peeing in the house. This will almost certainly backfire, and your dog won’t learn that urinating in the house is bad.
Instead, your dog will learn that its people are unpredictable and dangerous. Punishing your dog could make it afraid to urinate in front of you, which could lead to more accidents inside.