Bringing a new dog or puppy into the family is a very exciting time. However, adjusting to life with a new family member can prove more difficult than expected. If you’ve welcomed a puppy into the home, then chances are the puppy isn’t house trained yet and will need supervision and training to ensure that he/she doesn’t pee all over your beautiful area rugs and throws.
This article provides homeowners with simple solutions and tips for keeping dogs from peeing on the carpet and new rugs.
Here are eight tips you can use to keep your dog from peeing on your area rugs in the future.
What to Spray on Carpet to keep Dogs From Peeing?
Vinegar contains 5-20 percent of acetic acid and its pungent smell is because of its fermentation process. This homemade solution not only cleans but also removes the odor effectively. In a spray bottle take equal parts of white vinegar and water and spritz the solution on the urinated area on the carpet. The acetic acid smell repels dogs and cats; this will discourage them to piss on the same carpet spot again.
Give Your Dog Frequent Potty Breaks
One reason that puppies and dogs pee inside on area rugs and carpet is that they are not being allowed frequent enough potty breaks. Even house-trained dogs will pee inside on area rugs if they are locked inside too long. To avoid indoor urination becoming a prevalent thing in your house, make sure that you are giving your dog frequent potty breaks.
You are certainly not the first pet owner to experience having a dog pee on brand new carpet and rugs, and unfortunately, you also won’t be the last. Commercial cleaning solutions are an easy and effective way to eliminate urine odors on your throw rug while also discouraging future accidents in that spot. Commercial carpet cleaning solutions contain ingredients like lemongrass or cinnamon — which discourage your dog or puppy from peeing on the area rug again.
White vinegar + Apple cider vinegar + Water
This is a DIY version of Bitter Apple Spray that you can make with home supplies. The purpose and properties are like the solution of vinegar and water except with an added deterrent. You can add lemon too for a more pungent effect.
Dogs have an aversion to the smell of lemon due to the presence of citric acid. Lemons have the properties to remove stains and odor. Squeeze fresh lemons and mix them with water and spray all over the carpet. You can repeat this many times after letting it dry to cover the smell of the dog’s pee. This is a traditional organic solution that is easily available in all households because unlike dogs we like the smell of lemons.
Baking soda emits no smell at all, but it is a strong absorbent of the surrounding odors. In a standard-sized spray bottle add about ¼ cup of baking soda and fill the rest of the bottle with water, usually between 28 to 30 ounces. This solution has no repelling properties, but the dog will probably fail to get a whiff of his previous businesses done.
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