The 5 Dogs Most Notorious for Urinating on your Carpet
I have been cleaning carpet for many years and have cleaned up a lot of pet urine. Pets will urinate on carpet when they are not trained or when they get old, sick or angry. There are, however, five breeds of dogs that are notorious for doing their business on your carpet.
They are as follows:
- Shih Tzus
Obviously, not all dogs misbehave, but some are more likely to offend. If these smaller dogs are not trained properly when they are young, they will get in the habit of going inside. Some will do it right in front of their owners. Others will simply sneak off and find a favorite spot or room. The problem is usually discovered when the odor is strong enough to be noticed or when the dog is caught in the act.
I have heard many customers swear that their dog has never gone in the house. They are shocked, however, when I am able to find large areas covered in urine using a black-light. The black-light will illuminate the urine in the carpet that is not visible under normal lighting conditions.
When a pet urine issue is discovered, there are ways to minimize the amount of damage to the home. First, seek professional advice from a dog trainer. Use belly bands or doggie diapers.
Limit future access to the contaminated area by shutting doors or using baby gates. Blot up new urine puddles quickly and have carpets professionally cleaned every six to twelve months. In between cleanings, lightly spray the affected areas with a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water.
Before choosing a new family pet, be sure you have enough time and patience to properly house train them. Otherwise, be prepared to replace most, if not all of your carpet.
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