If you’re a new dog owner, the two first things you will want to do when your pooch arrives at your home is to begin crate training and begin housetraining.
The purpose of crate training is more for the dog in order to create a safe space in the home for the animal during evenings and hours when you are away from them.
The purpose of housetraining is to protect the floors and furniture in your home. You can find several sources online that provide tips on how to housetrain puppies.
Housetraining Puppies Includes:
- Positive reinforcement
The entire process usually requires 2-4 weeks and then you shouldn’t have many accidents until the dog is much older.
If accidents persist after several months of housetraining, there could be a medical issue the dog is suffering from and you will want to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian for an examination.
We can’t overstate the importance of immediate housetraining. Pet urine stains are very difficult to remove and contain odors unpleasant and even damaging.
The reason pet urine odor is damaging is because it signals to the animal that he or she can continue to urinate in that location because the scent of urine is already present. This continuation will compound the problem and eventually lead to saturation on the carpet or furniture.
The more urine the carpet or upholstery is exposed to, the greater chance the urine will crystalize and the ammonia in it will start to deteriorate the carpet fibers and the carpet pad.
A truly bad case of pet urine stains on carpet can even lead to the urine ruining the subfloor beneath the carpet and the surrounding walls and foundation of a home.
It should now be clear that pet urine stains are not your typical spills or stains on carpet and furniture. These stains need to be addressed immediately in order to prevent future “accidents” in the same location and in order to remove the spread of the odor and prevent damage.
Do not attempt to clean pet urine stains on your own. The ammonia can cause unexpected reactions to the cleaning products and chemicals you have at home.
Instead, find a local service in your area that specializes in removing pet urine stains and odors from carpet and upholstery.
This service will offer special solutions and products specifically for the purpose of removing pet urine odors and stains. We recommend Chem-Dry for this process for their P.U.R.T.® cleaning system that removes pet urine odor and is safe for pets. The local Chem-Dry in our area is Lloyd’s Chem-Dry in Aurora, CO.
Unfortunately, “accidents” are inevitable in the first few weeks of owning a new dog or puppy and something you will have to live with during the housetraining process.
If you are diligent in the housetraining the process should be fast and you can reduce the number of pet urine stains that occur and that will require professional attention.
Best of luck in a speedy housetraining process for you and your new puppy!