Dog Urine Odor and Stain Prevention

Dog Urine Odor

If you are reading this page, your dog probably has had an accident in your house or you are wisely considering the possibility. House training accidents are the most common reason dogs urinate in the home. Other reasons include territory marking, anxiety and nervousness, and incontinence and other medical conditions.

If your dog has an accident, it is imperative that you remove all traces of dog urine odor. This is required both for household cleanliness and to prevent future accidents. Dogs have a habit of returning to the scene of the crime, failure to remove stains and odors will compromise house training and encourage further unwanted activity.

To remove urine odor and stains, it is best to act immediately and use a good dog urine cleanerthat will remove both stain and odor. This one will clean both carpets and floors, is environmentally friendly, non-toxic and will quickly eliminate pet stains and odors. No phosphates, parabens, preservatives, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). Gentle and safe to use in areas where pets, babies and small children play.

Do not use strong-smelling cleaners which may cause your dog to over mark the spot.

House Training

Teaching your puppy good behavior from the onset will minimize accidents. It is unrealistic, however, to expect that your dog will never urinate inside.

Key points to remember when house training your dog (see our housebreaking page for a comprehensive step-by-step guide):

  • Buy a dog crate. When you are unable to supervise your dog, he must be put in his crate.
  • When an accident occurs, do not verbally or physically punish your dog. Quietly clean up the urine without your dog watching. Bringing attention to the deed only encourages the undesired behavior.
  • Take your dog out regularly.
  • Reward your dog immediately for desired behavior. Rewards include touching, feeding, talking to, looking at, and playing with your dog.

Other Causes Of Household Urination

Territory Marking - It is natural for dogs to mark their territory by urinating. This behavior, however, is uncommon inside the home. If your dog is urinating in your house and you suspect that he may be marking

Dog Urinating

his territory, the first step is to visit your veterinarian to rule out potential medical causes. Once your have eliminated a medical cause, take steps to retrain your dog and as always, use a dog urine odor and stain remover and immediately clean soiled areas.

Anxiety and Nervousness - Some dogs urinate when they are excited. If your dog exhibits this behavior, the best approach is to help your dog remain calm in situations where she typically becomes excited. For example, if your dog gets overly excited to see you after an absence, greet her merely by saying hello, avoiding a physical greeting. Show your puppy that you are happy to see her, but avoid picking her up or petting her until she has calmed down. Inform visitors of the problem and how you would like then to act toward your dog (this advice will be welcome).

When dogs are nervous, they are prone to having a household accident. If you have moved recently or something significant has changed in your dog’s life, pay special attention to your dog when she is inside. In addition, some gentle house training reminders may be required.

Incontinence - As dogs grow older, incontinence may become a problem. If your dog becomes incontinent, make special allowances for accidents and do not punish him when they occur. To minimize accidents, it is more important than ever to let your dog out regularly. To prevent dog urine odor, you also may want to consider using dog diapers and indoor training pads. And remember to keep that cleaner handy!

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