How can I deter my dogs from peeing in the house?

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  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Aug 29, 2019

    Mememe....I would suggest a couple of weeks with a trainer, however, if they are older dogs even a trainer may have problems. My daughter took hers as pups...less than one year, and it worked out great for them except the two week separation

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Aug 29, 2019

    For young dogs: The easiest way, and most humanly way is to use a kennel. I do not mean leave them in one all day, absolutely NOT. I mean put them in like at night, when you let them out take them right outside (carry if you have to at first or put on a leash) and take them out and say, "go potty". Then play with them, pet them, talk to them and tell them "good boy, good girl" when they go potty or do their other business. Then after an hour or so when you need to do something, put them back in the kennel (we always give ours a tiny piece , a tiny bit less than 1/4 inch, ham or slice of pupperoni, or something that is a special treat for getting in their bed. They will rest/sleep while you get a chore or so done. Then after an hour, take them back outside and repeat. Also clean up with disinfectant/deodorizer like Simple Green (from Walmart or home improvement store). It is less invasive as other cleaners (they used to claim non toxic but the claim probably should be less toxic)Anyway, repeat this until they see they get rewarded with attention for going outside AND a treat for bed (not a punishment) AND play time again when they wake up in an hour or so. Also, know dogs do not go in their beds unless they just cannot hold it any longer. That is dog instinct, so be careful not to make them stay more than an hour, especially if they are not full grown. An older dog is harder to break their habit but it can be done if they know what you want. Dogs LOVE to please us. Also if you are in a home where dogs lived before you lived there, they may feel a need to mark the house their territory so clean clean clean with disinfectant/deodorizer in those areas esp and replace any flooring or even wall paper or paint whatever needs done to absolutely remove all odors, including a primer if you need to paint. The more consistent and the more attention they receive, the easier it will be for you in the long run. Good luck and remember they LIVE for your praise, so be generous with love and attention and ball chasing etc.

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    • DesertRose DesertRose on Sep 03, 2019

      It really does require diligence for them to learn good potty habits. I hope you can get back to the basics with them again and keep them trained.

  • Sharon Sharon on Aug 29, 2019

    Take them on a walk 2x a day, let them in the yard every 30 mins until they figure out they can stand by the door and bark or whine to be let out, crate them in the house to train them and help them develop bladder control (this means if they are puppies you will need to put that crate by your bed at night so they wake you up to be let out). If they are old dogs, a vet visit may be in order or if this is a recent development in your dog's behavior they could have a UTI.

  • Gk Gk on Aug 29, 2019

    Training a puppy to pee outside takes some hard work,patience and time. It is important to take them outside frequently especially after napping, eating and play time. Praising them and giving treats for outside successes is also helpful. Taking them in and out of kennel/crate does help.

    https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-crate-train-a-puppy

    https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-potty-train-a-puppy

  • Have them checked out by a vet to make sure they don't have any health issues causing them to do this. After that, you're going to have to do some taking them outdoors often, ask them to go potty and reward with a treat when they do; it's going to take some training.

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