Having a dog who won’t stop peeing in the house or who has started peeing in the house out of the blue can be rather annoying. Some older dogs start to develop health issues that cause a decline in their ability to ask to go outside or to hold their bladder as they once could. Younger dogs may not be fully trained to go outside or simply started peeing in the house for no good reason.
Whatever the reasons for your dog peeing in the house, we’re going to help you find a way to stop this bad habit. Having a dog pee all over your house isn’t something anyone wants to just get used to. This is why we wanted to help you with our tips to get your older or younger dog to start going outside to do their business.
Check for Health Issues
The first step to stop your dog from peeing in the house is to make sure that they don’t have any health issues. Schedule an appointment with your vet to have your dog evaluated. Make sure that the reason for your dog’s recent house peeing incidents isn’t due to an invisible health condition.
Re-Train Your Dog
If your dog was already house trained at some point and doesn’t have an underlying health issue then you can opt to re-train your dog. Start over like you did when they were a puppy and go through all of the steps to get your dog accustomed to asking to go outside when they have to pee or poop.
Increase Potty Breaks
Another way to stop your dog from peeing in the house is to let them outside more often. Create a schedule where you’ll take your dog out more often during the day and night so that there’s a reduced risk of having them pee in the home.
Identify a Trigger
Perhaps your dog is stressed or something new in the environment is causing your dog to act out. If you recently changed work hours or brought a new pet home, your dog may just be acting out. They could be nervous or upset about a change and this is their subtle way of letting you know.
Lastly, your dog is already feeling some shame about peeing in the home. They probably aren’t happy about having these accidents so try to be calm and firm but don’t yell or hit your dog. Try to remain calm as you continue the work of practicing our simple tips to stop your dog from peeing in the house.
We hope that you’ll find these tips a bit helpful as you try to determine why your dog is peeing in the home and how you can stop them from this new routine. Try our tips and make sure that you remain consistent so that in no time your dog’s new habit becomes obsolete.