Dogs are some of the most lovable creatures on the planet. They’re always happy to see us, they love to play, and they make us laugh with their silly antics. But sometimes, they can also be a bit of a hassle. One of the biggest problems many dog owners face is having their dogs pee in the house.
This can be incredibly frustrating and difficult to deal with. But luckily, there are ways to stop your dog from peeing in the house. In this article, we will discuss some of those methods.
If your dog pees in the house, he’s not doing it on purpose. There are certain medical explanations for why a pet might urinate inside and other possible motivations behind such behavior.
Identify the triggers for your dog’s bathroom behavior
Investigate potential medical problems that could be causing urine retention or incontinence issues. Dogs have been known to have trouble controlling their bladders due to kidney disease, prostate problems, diabetes mellitus, urinary tract stones or infections, and other conditions that affect their urinary system.
If your dog has had a history of overactive bladder issues, he could still be struggling with them even if you’ve switched him to an all-natural diet.
Some dogs are simply afraid of the litter box. Try putting your dog in his usual spot, with you standing next to him, and place him inside it. Show him where the entrance is by using your hand or a treat to pat down some litter on top of his paws. Praise him when he starts naturally digging through the litter with his paws.
Take steps to prevent your dog from peeing in the house
Looking to make sure that our dogs don’t pee in the house? Whether we’ve tried using crates or not, there’s still a huge chance that our pets may occasionally urinate indoors.
Understand that your pet’s not doing this on purpose. When they urinate inside, it’s likely because they feel like they’re unable to make it outside in time. Also, remember that dogs may start peeing indoors out of anxiety or fear whenever we scold them after the act for something they don’t understand.
Make sure that our canine friends always have access to both food and water at all times, even when you’re away from home for extended periods of time. You’ll want to avoid any sort of frustration or anxiety that could lead to house soiling if possible.
Make an effort to positively reinforce good behavior. If we reward them for using the bathroom outside, our dogs will be more likely to do so in the future as well. It might help for us to give them treats whenever we notice that they use the bathroom outdoors or immediately after they relieve themselves outside instead of waiting for them to go later on.
Clean any accidents thoroughly. Whether it’s with our hands or a good pet cleaning product, you’ll want to make sure that your dog doesn’t smell urine indoors after they’ve urinated inside by accident. Use gloves when you’re cleaning up the mess and keep pets away from the areas where their waste has been cleaned until everything has dried completely.
If you’ve taken all of these steps and still notice that your dog is peeing in the house, it could be time to consult with your veterinarian for an exam. They can help you figure out why your pet is doing this and what medical conditions could be the root cause of the issue.