Why does my puppy pee on the floor?

If your potty-trained, new puppy or rescue dog occasionally pees on the floor for no fathomable reason, then you might have a dog with submissive or excitement urination issues. So what should you do if you have a dog that pees when excited or a dog that has submissive peeing issues?

What does it mean when a dog pees when excited?

They might also leave behind a small puddle of pee. It’s an instinctual, physical response called submissive urination, and it’s normal in young dogs. Submissive urination typically happens whenever a dog feels excited, shy, anxious, or scared.

What should I do if my dog pees on the floor?

Scolding your dog for submissive urination will make the problem worse, so avoid reacting when your dog pees. To help your dog get over his submissive urination, always approach him with a relaxed posture. Avoid direct eye contact, approach from the side, and crouch down to your dog’s level without staring directly at him.

When do puppies grow out of excitement peeing?

The good news for you is that excitement peeing usually happens to puppies under 1 year of age, and they typically grow out of it. The bad news is they’re not going to lose the habit overnight. These are the dogs that pee while playing, when you come home, or when unfamiliar people visit.

How do you remove urine from a dog?

The best method to to remove the dog urine is to use a wet/dry vacuum. If you don’t own one an alternative method is to place several layers of paper towel over the wet urine area and tread on it so as to soak up as much of the dog urine as you possibly can.

How do you stop a dog from peeing on the rug?

Lemon Juice. While the smell of lemons is actually quite a nice in your home, this is actually a well-known deterrent for dogs and will prevent them from going in any area sprayed with the combination of lemon juice & water. This can also be used to help clean up odor stains on the carpet.

How do you clean dog urine from hardwood floors?

Consider baking soda. While vinegar’s acidity can strip away the finish of a hardwood floor, baking soda is an alkali base with many of the same benefits when it comes to removing dog urine on wood floors. It absorbs the smell and breaks down the chemicals in the urine, but does not damage the flooring finish.

Why do dogs Pee constantly?

It may be due to: Pregnancy: If your intact female dog is peeing more frequently, there is a chance that she might be pregnant! The growing fetuses are occupying more room in her abdomen, leaving little space for pee to fill in the bladder, resulting in more frequent urination.