16 Responses to “That Special Place…”

  1. Beagles_x2

    Post-Editor’s Note: Or because your dog(s) are just jerks, like mine.

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  2. rablissful

    Cutie pie! I agree with the editor- when we first got our shelter dog he wasn’t fully potty trained. Even when we thought he learned, he kept having accidents despite us spraying his spots right after it happened. We picked up some of that powder carpet cleaner- sprinkled it on, let it sit, vacuumed it up and VOILA! No more accidents. It was a miracle and saved our carpet (and sanity)!

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      • LorLu

        There is baking soda brand pet carpet cleaner available at grocery stores, Walmart, etc. It comes in a tall thin cardboard box and works very well. Good luck!

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  3. Debbie Milteer

    Although….we have a pound puppy that we happened upon 8 years ago that has continually peed in the house since. We did discover a few months ago after some intense testing that she has cushings disease and is now being treated for it. The peeing (and pooping) has slowed some in the house, and she DOES go outside as well. Despite everything we’ve tried and $$$$ spent trying to find a reason, she’s just a pee-er. A lovely pee-er but a pee-er nonetheless.

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    • Karin

      Clean the spot with vinegar. Dogs don’t like the smell of vinegar. And when it dries the human nose won’t smell it.

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  4. Claudia Nelson

    We learned form our trainer that a dog will not wee or doo in the area that she/he eats. Try feeding her in that area for a few days.

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  5. Kate

    What about if you have a tiled floor? My mother took in an abandoned dog. The dog has been with my Mom for a while now but still uses the bathroom on the exact same tile EVERY time she leaves the house. Any suggestions?

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  6. Meredith

    Stink-Free liquid cleaner has worked very well for me, and I’m a repeat foster mom whose taken in some agressive pee-ers 🙂

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  7. Danelle

    I rescued a Chihuahua from a family friend (she was grossly overweight). It took me four years and countless accidents before she has been fully trained to not potty in the house. I found that I had to be very consistent for many years before she finally gave up pottying in doors. She would occasionally go in the same spot but it was usually because she was mad at me.

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  8. sweetyness

    While training my mini Dachshund puppy and retraining my daughter’s 3 yr. mini I found that after a few days the carpet urine stains I cleaned with spray foam carpet cleaners for pets just came back. And the dogs kept going in the house (and it smelled!). Taking them outside all the time helped (luckily I work from home), but what really helped is when I read about using a white vinegar & baking soda paste to clean the spot. (It was the residue left by the carpet cleaner that kept collecting dirt.) After the carpet dries just vacuum up any dried baking soda and the stain will not come back! (I make mine watery so it lasts longer.) The smell is gone so the dogs quit going in the house. Soooo nice! Can’t tell you how many times I cleaned the same stain only for it to come right back. I used a bristle brush with the mixture. Takes more time than the spray but well worth it!

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  9. Carolyn Duncan

    Target sells 50 puppy pads a pack for 12.99 that work really well…Put a puppy pad where the spot of choice is and the doggy will hopefully use that and save you extra cleaning. Sometimes dogs are stubborn and creatures of habit, regardless of whether the odor is there or not.

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