What Can I Spray On Carpet To Stop My Dog From Peeing?
Potty training is undoubtably the hardest part of puppy training. You certainly need a lot of patience and perseverance when trying to teach your puppy where they should be going to the toilet, be that outside or on puppy training pads. Unfortunately, even the most attentive and clever puppies have there down days and you can be sure that they will miss their toilet spot multiple times. In a house with predominantly carpet flooring this can be a very big problem. It is urged that pet owners dedicate a room of their house without carpet flooring to home their puppy whilst they are being potty trained.
If your house has no other flooring than carpet, then you will need to learn some behavioural training techniques and purchase both cleaning and repellent solutions to keep your carpet in good shape. These products are out there, but it can be difficult to find a good, affordable solution to this issue without some insight into the market.
Below are the best sprays which help to stop your dog from using the carpet as their toilet.
Using vinegar is a great, natural solution to both remove and deter your dog from weeing on your carpets. To remove these smells completely you should use a 50:50 mix of water and vinegar pour the solution on to the stained area and give it a scrub. This removes the smell instantly; it also hides this smell from your dog, so they do not get used to this area and think of it as their place to go to the toilet.
With this natural remedy some people also use baking soda, this can neutralise the smell and really lift the stain from your carpet. It is advised to leave the baking soda in this area until it hardens, that way you can easily hoover up the area afterwards.
2. Citrus-based sprays
This spray can be devised from cupboard staples with ease, it will work as a repellent for your dog and it will freshen up any room or carpet it is used on. A citrus-based spray should be made from either lemon or lime juice and water, it is really important to use natural fruit to make this mixture. Anything made from artificial flavoured items or essentials oils can be toxic for your dog, so ensure only fresh ingredients are used.
3. Cayenne Pepper or Chilli Pepper
It is believed that if you sprinkle either cayenne pepper or chilli pepper powder over the carpeted area which your pet chooses to pee it acts as a natural deterrent. This works due to the natural reaction your dog has before going to the toilet they sniff around that area, if they then smell this strong, hot scent they will be less likely to re-visit that area. This solution might be good for a one off shocking tactic for your dog, if they continue to smell this fiery concoction they could damage their nasal passage so please use sparingly.
Using ammonia is a very cheap solution to dog pee stains which actually works, but it can take a few doses before your pet learns not to pee on your carpets. This solution is not so eco-friendly either, it destroys any plants or insects that are in its trail, so if you have a lot of house plants it might not be the correct deterrent to use.
5. Enzyme spray
There are many sprays which you can purchase on the high-street or online with ease that will both clean and deter your pets from using the carpet as a toilet. Most of these sprays are made with the pet’s safety in mind, but you should be extra vigilant with brands that are not as well-known or reviewed as others. A few, especially good, enzyme sprays are listed below –
1. Amaziing Solutions Pet Odor Eliminator and Stain Remover
This spray is great for tacking fresh urine stains made on carpets by your pets, however it is not the correct spray to buy if you are looking to get rid of old stains on carpets. This product also hinders pets from going back to this area after it has been scrubbed.
2. BUBBAS Super Strength Commercial Enzyme Cleaner
This enzyme cleaner is formulated to removes stains and odours effortlessly. Whilst it is pet-safe and environmentally friendly, it has a very strong, chemical smell which might deter some homeowners. Regardless, this still a great product which can be used on multiple surfaces without causing any damage.
3. Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odour Eliminator
This product can be used on a variety of surfaces, including carpets, and it is great for tough and stubborn stain removal. It is free from harsh ingredients and help deter your dog from visiting the same space twice.
These are some of the few ways that you can get your dog to stop using your carpets as their toilet, listed are both natural and shop bought solutions to help you with this. What we have not discussed is training, this is the best method to help stop your pet from weeing inside your house. If you are able to give your pet the time that they need to fully understand that you do not use the carpet or inside as a toilet and teach them to go outside, or in their designated toilet area indoors.
For your training sessions to go smoothly you will need a lot of treats, encouraging words and patience. Once your dog is aware of where they need to go to use the toilet, they will genuinely want to do it, if they know they will make you happy and get a reward. It is a teamwork effort, if you and your dog work together then it will be a walk in the park. Start as young as possible to reinforce this good behaviour, that way it is easier for them to understand and not make as many mistakes in the future.