Dogs are very smart, and they can usually tell if you’re upset or angry with them. If you’ve ever yelled at your dog for peeing on the floor and then tried to clean it up before he noticed, only to have him continue peeing in the same spot over and over again, you know what I’m talking about!
Dogs also have a tendency to mark their territory with urine, so if you’re trying to get rid of the smell and keep your dog from doing it again, there are some things you can do.
First and foremost: Don’t yell at your dog! He’s not doing this to be spiteful or mean — he’s just trying to tell other dogs where his territory begins and ends. He might even be doing this because he’s scared or anxious about something going on in his life (like being left alone too much).
If you’re sure it’s not a medical issue, then try these tips:
- Clean up any messes as soon as possible (within an hour or two) using an enzymatic cleaner designed for pet stains (like Nature’s Miracle). It takes away the odor that attracts dogs back to the same spot again and again.
- Use baby gates or a crate for short.
Last modified: October 26, 2022