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.
Deter Your Dog With a Simple Vinegar Solution
A simple, homemade vinegar cleaning solution can make a world of difference when bringing new pets into your home. Not only will a vinegar and water solution eliminate urine odor if your dog has already peed on the rug, but it will also deter them from urinating on the same carpet again. The acidic smell of vinegar is known to repel dogs from peeing on area rugs as they do not like the smell of vinegar.
Retrain Your Dog
If your dog is routinely peeing on your area or throw rugs, this is a bad habit that needs to be broken. Try different retraining techniques to encourage your dog to do their business outside.
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.
Use a Commercial Carpet Solution
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.
Crate Your Dog When You Aren’t Home
If you are going out for a couple of hours, make sure that you put your puppy or dog in a crate. Dogs are less likely to pee inside if they are in a confined space because then they would have to be in close proximity to the smell — something they won’t like.
Make sure that you aren’t leaving your dog crated at home for more than a couple of hours though.
Use Lemon Juice
As in the case of vinegar, dogs dislike the acidic smell of lemon juice as well. This means that homeowners want to discourage dogs from peeing on their area or throw rugs that they seem fond of urinating on, that the homeowner simply needs to use a lemon juice scented homemade cleaning solution to discourage future accidents.
A fresh-squeezed lemon diluted with water and lightly misted over your area rug or throw should deter your pup from future accidents in the same spot.
Don’t Let Your Dog Out of Sight
If you have just welcomed a new furry addition to the family and the dog is still getting used to the layout and smells of your home, make sure that you keep a close eye on your dog for the first week or so. You don’t want indoor urination to become a habit and be constantly cleaning dog pee smells from your area rugs. Watch your dog or puppy, don’t let them out of your sight and know when it’s time for a potty break.
Use a Baking Soda Solution
While a baking soda and water solution won’t repel your dog necessarily, baking soda has strong odor eliminating powers and so will eliminate odors from previous accidents your dog has had on the carpet — making your dog less likely to pee on your carpet in the same place.
Need a New Area Rug for Your Home?
Here at Remnant King Carpet, we stock our store with high-quality area rugs to suit the many different tastes of homeowners in Seattle and the surrounding areas. We have area rugs in every size, texture, and color imaginable.
If you are looking for the perfect new indoor addition to your home, consider getting an area rug. Area rugs meet both practical and aesthetic functions within the home and are an excellent way to spruce your interior up this year.
Contact or Remnant King Carpet a call today to hear about our selection of area rugs and start improving your home’s aesthetic this year.