One of the most frustrating things a dog owner can face is if their dog has a peeing-inside-home situation going on. It can be very disconcerting for a dog owner to find puddles of pee all over the carpets. It can get even more tiring, if you are trying to take your puppy outside, but he still keeps relieving himself inside the house.
Why Does A Dog Pee in The House?
If you have a young pup, it is easy to solve when he wants to relieve himself. The dog will start to move in circles and trotting about. This is usually the clue, but in some cases the pups don’t give any warning before letting their bladder go. It has nothing to do with naughtiness. The fact is that there is a difference between the sensations of impending bowel movement and bladder release. It is easier for puppies to learn how to control their bowels as compared to holding on to their bladder.
Dog Keeps Peeing in the House?
This phenomenon usually occurs in young puppies as compared to older dogs. At age of 8 weeks, pups do not get any sensations until their bladder has to go, and they are no able to control the urge to pee for long. So, if a puppy is confined in his crate, or is allowed on the carpets with a full bladder, you will end up having to deal with pee puddles.
However, if you take your puppy outside and he still continues to pee in the house, what could be the reason behind it? There are a number of reasonable explanations to what could be the cause of this problem.
- The puppy is being left outside all by himself.
- You don’t let him stay outside for a while.
- You are allowing him to pee inside the house on carpets.
- There is no grass available.
- The weather is not good.
How to Stop Dog Urinating Indoors?
This usually happens with the first-time pet owners. They expect the puppy to do his business by himself when they are outside. However, young pups do not like to be left alone. They need the owner to be with them, otherwise they would spend the entire time trying to find the way back inside the house.
Young puppies do not have control over their bladders. They cannot just pee when they are outside unless their bladder is completely full. Although, they will learn these signs when they grow up but, at such a young age they are not able to do so. This is why, it is recommended that you should stay outside with your puppy, until his bladder is full and he takes a leak. Do whatever you have to do to make yourself comfortable in keep a company for your puppy.
How to Teach Him to Pee Outside?
As far as the puppies go, they consider carpeted areas as their toilets. If your puppy has a full bladder, he is going to relieve himself on the carpet. And once he has done that, he is going to keep on doing that.
Here are a few do’s and don’ts about teaching a puppy to pee outside. By using these methods, you be able to encourage your dog to be outside the house.
Things to Do:
- Establishing a schedule and following it with consistency.
- Observing and knowing the habits and behavior of your dog.
- Choosing a spot or area in the garden or backyard where you want your dog to relieve himself.
- Always praise and positively reinforce good actions with treats.
Things Not to Do
- Leaving it up to your dog to take care of the business on his own.
- Scolding, yelling, hitting or punishing your dog.
What you need to remember is that the dog will not be able to understand why you got upset. That is just how young puppies are. For puppies under the age of 3 months, you need to keep them on a washable floor other than after the time when they have just emptied their bladder. The time window in the beginning will be short but it will gradually grow longer.
You might also want to put barricades you blocked pathways leading into the rooms with carpets when you have a little puppy. If you can, get a large sized puppy playpen to keep him confined.
Access to Grass:
One of the most preferred areas for puppies to be on is grass, as the soft structure of grass is very attractive for them. Although, if you don’t have access to grass, some puppies can learn to pee on hard surfaces like concrete and tiled floors. Giving your puppy access to an area with grass can make the house training much easier. A puppy can still learn to pee on hard surfaces, however it will take relatively longer time.