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Dog pees on only ONE carpet????

March 21st, 2005, 03:15 PM

I was wondering if anyone knows of anything I can put on a carpet to keep my dog from peeing on it. I have other carpets in the house, but my dog seems to insist on peeing on the carpet I have in front of the kitchen sink. I've soaked the entire thing in Nature's Miracle, let it dry, washed it, and then.....he goes on it AGAIN.

As a last resort I've even tried spraying it with the Bitter Apple stuff you buy from the pet stores, but I know that only works if he tries to bite at it or chew on it - I was just desperate I guess.

I'm open to any and all suggestions as long as it doesn't involve anything potentially harmful or toxic (sorry to state the obvious, but you just never know sometimes.....).

Thanks for reading!


March 21st, 2005, 03:17 PM
Maybe your laundry detergent is attracting him to it, especially if it has any ammonia in it.

I would suggest running it in the laundry machine with plain water, and 1 cup vinegar, then let it rinse, with no laundry detergent.

March 21st, 2005, 03:21 PM
Try washing the rug and then using Nature's Miracle on it. Perhaps you're washing the Nature's out and the pup thinks it's ok again.

Since dog's like to sniff where they're about to go, try spritzing a little vinegar on the spot. That should deter any dog nose!

March 21st, 2005, 03:45 PM
try spritzing a little vinegar on the spot. That should deter any dog nose!

I was about to say the same thing!! HAHA, great minds think alike. Just spritzing a little vinegar on the spot will remove ANY amonia smell...

March 21st, 2005, 04:11 PM
Just curious, but how did you housetrain him? Did you paper train him in the kitchen? If so, he probably thinks it's okay to use the rug since it's the only absorbent thing in the kitchen. I would try the vinegar or spray it down with Nature's Miracle after washing it then let it air dry. If that doesn't help, I would take it out of the kitchen for a while and see what he does.

March 21st, 2005, 04:27 PM
Hi Dahlia,

I didn't housetrain him in the kitchen, so I know that's not it.
I soaked the entire carpet in Nature's Miracle and let it air dry, but that didn't work either.
I'm going to try Vinegar as well, but I might just spray that on in small areas. I don't want my whole kitchen to reak of vinegar for days - that would drive me nuts!!! I don't mind a bit of it, but I know I couldn't stand how strong the smell would be if I soaked the whole carpet in it!! :yuck:

Lucky Rescue
March 21st, 2005, 06:05 PM
How old is your dog? Does he pee elsewhere?

March 22nd, 2005, 07:09 AM
My little guy is almost 2. He's trained on puppy pads (soon to be weaned off of those in favor for the great out doors!), and he never has accidents elsewhere. The only thing I can think of is that we just moved into a house from an apartment that was fully carpeted, and now there are only the odd area rugs in the house because it's mostly hardwood and ceramic. Could it be the texture of this particular carpet? He's not peeing on any of the other area rugs in the house, just this one.

I will try the vinegar suggestion though!

Lucky Rescue
March 22nd, 2005, 09:18 AM
Ohhh, he's a Chi, right? They can be notoriously difficult to fully housetrain. Plus you used puppy pads, so have taught him that peeing in the house is the right thing to do.

If you now want him to go outside, put his puppy pad where the carpet he's peeing on is. Day by day, move the pad closer and closer to the door, until it's finally outside.

He may always pee indoors on occasion, but luckily the puddles are small.:p