Can Vinegar Stop a Dog from Peeing Somewhere?

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Everyone pees, and Buster's no exception. Unfortunately, there's no magic spray to stop Buster from peeing anywhere you consider off-limits. As long as your pup smells urine in his preferred spots, he'll be tempted to return to the scene of the crime. Proper training and eliminating existing urine odor is crucial for redirecting Buster.

Enzyme Cleaners

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If Buster's marking inside the house, merely cleaning the spot isn't going to do the trick. He's got a powerful nose that can smell urine, even if you can't. Generally, enzymatic cleaners are the method of choice for cleaning up dog urine. Available in pet supply stores, these cleaners are effective because they attack and "eat" the urine left behind by Buster, eliminating the odor and risk the dog will go to the same spot.

Other Options

If you have a fresh spot and don't have access to an enzymatic cleaner, don't bother with soap and water; turn to vinegar. If Buster has just taken care of business on your favorite rug, saturate the spot with undiluted vinegar to deodorize the spot. Allow the spot to air-dry or blot it with towels. Keep in mind: if the spot isn't fresh -- still wet, vinegar won't do the trick; you'll need a bacterial enzyme cleaner to attack and kill the smell.

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Products to stop your dog from peeing somewhere

You don't always need to create a homemade spray to clean up dog pee and stop your pup from peeing somewhere. For instance, you could simply purchase Rocco & Roxie Supply Professional Strength Stain and Odor Eliminator, which removes urine, along with feces, vomit, and other organic spills. It contains natural enzymatic bacteria that are activated when they come into contact with odors and stains, and it's chlorine-free, color-safe, and safe to use around pets and children. You can use it on carpets, kennels, carriers, floors, or just anywhere that stains show up.

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Another option is to get an indoor dog potty if your dog cannot control himself because he has a small bladder or he has health issues going on. The PetSafe Pet Loo Portable Indoor & Outdoor Dog Potty is a backyard in a box, and mimics the feel of the grass outside. This product comes with the Pet Loo with slanted tray and reinforced base, collection bin, pee-pod liner, synthetic grass mat, four grass mat clips, and a wee sponge urine and odor absorber.

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