Asked on Jul 7, 2019

How do I stop my dog from urinating on the hardwood floor?

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NEVER when I’m out..... only when I’m home. He comes & tells me after. Not every day either. So I’ve been gating him out of the room. I’m more concerned with washing the spot with something to deter him. It is a hardwood floor but with all the bleach I’ve been using , most of the finish is gone The one product I tried didn’t work. Thanks in advance

6 answers
  • Dwp7470b
    on Jul 7, 2019

    Red or Cajun Pepper should work. Unfortunately it is very hard to teach an old male (dog or human or horse) a new trick.

  • Bleach???? On wood floors??? Goodness no! They sell a bitter apple spray as a deterant. Works on some dogs but not all. Try one product and giving up??? Obviously you need to take him out more often and/or on a regular schedule and train train train! Here are some sites to get you started!

    When in doubt, call a friend or Google! That way you will not cost yourself extra money to repair. Never ever use bleach on hardwood floors.

  • Nancy Turner
    Nancy Turner
    on Jul 8, 2019

    If he always goes in the same place, get the dog potty pads and put it in that spot. Once used to the pad, start trying to move it closer and closer to the door slowly. If you can, put a spot of his urine on the pad. I did this to a dog that didn't want to potty train. She was real small and scared of the big dog door. Once she got by the door, one of the big dogs started holding the dog door open for her and no more problem!

  • Dennis Bennaman
    Dennis Bennaman
    on May 12, 2020

    I have a 6 month old husky... was not potty trained, I take her out 10 to 12 times a day in 12 hours ... and still pees in the house. On hardwood floor, and now in the crate. You won't win . My dog constantly knows outside, but 30 minutes after inside peed on the the house floor. Tried all methods , don't go sprays, vinegar, bitter Apple, no use. My dog and many world wide dogs have medical issues, or behavior problem... it is a battle, that is hard to conquer. I soaked a towel with vinegar, and wiped it on the inside of the crate liner, to discourage my dog not to pee in crate... I get wait to see if it works... time will tell. Good luck with your dog.. to millions of dog owners, is there a solution? Yes... I believe it is .. but a dog , like a child, can only get mild discipline. Not punishment. If a child wets in his pants, and was not potty trained, it becomes our fault. Same with a dog, , but the training can take a long time... and if you succeed,,,,,the dog will still pee in the house... so we lose... pet owners , it is tough... my five year old female cat, pees on my bed, nowhere else,, still uses the litter box... but I call this a behavior problem. She does not get along with the mother cat... 10 years old. So I continue to wash blankets.

  • Judy
    on Jun 22, 2020

    I love my dog so much but it constantly did the things that irked me most. It would chew on things that it shouldn’t or jump up and down out of the blue. Whenever I put on the leash, it would pull on it. Whenever it was out of the house, it would continue digging on the ground - I wish I could tell what it was looking for down there. All the things it did left me feeling depressed as if I failed it monumentally.

    But since I discovered Brain Training for Dogs and applied the system offered, it now behaves the way a beautiful dog I always expect of.

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