Must-Have Products When Your Dog Won’t Stop Peeing on Your Carpet

by NaturalRemedies

It’s very frustrating to have a dog that won’t stop peeing on your carpet. There are some basic items that will make life easier, and take away some of the stress.

I have a male dachshund who will not stop peeing on my carpet, which stresses me out. I have beautiful handmade carpets rolled up and stored under my bed. If I had tile or hardwood under my wall-to-wall carpet, I’d have pulled my carpet up by now.

Getting my doxie to stop peeing on my carpet seems to be out of the question, though I can minimize it with a little maintenance spraying. I also have my day-to-day strategies for dealing with the “accidents”. It’s a heck of a thing to be a semi-expert at.

Pooch Pads

Okay, you’d prefer your dog would be house trained and do all his business outside, but it’s just not happening.  There comes a point where you have to surrender the notion.  When you’re ready to surrender, embrace the Pooch Pads. 

Pooch Pads are the same product used in hospitals under incontinent patients to absorb urine and keep them dry.  Of course the hospital version does not come with the cute doggie print design. 

Pooch Pads are guaranteed for 365 washings, and still absorb your dog’s pee and keep your carpet protected.  Actually, as my Pooch Pads get older, I just lay them down double. 

We discovered Pooch Pads at our house because our Spaniel will not go out to do her business when it rains, so I already had them when I adopted my dachshund.  He is pretty good about using them, but more on that below. 


Shamwow Super Absorbent Towels - 16-Pack

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Pooch Pads

PoochPad for Mature Dogs, X-Large 36-Inch by 36-Inch

Mature Dog Training Pad X-Large

$36.49  $26.99

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My dachshund sometimes walks up to the edge of the Pooch Pad, with his front legs on the pad, and then pees on my carpet.  Worse, if I don’t spray my room thoroughly (more below), he is fair game to pee most anywhere, especially next to my bed posts. 

In the demonstrations, they always use the ShamWow damp.  I use them dry.  Just place it over the spot and step on it.  It will soak through to the other side pretty quickly.  Pick it up and move it 4”-6” to a dry spot and step on it again.  Repeat until the urine no longer soaks all the way through the Sham Wow, and leave minimal trace of dampness. 

I throw the Pooch Pads and the ShamWow in the washer together, and wash through two cycles with regular detergent, but no fabric softener.  Don’t use dryer sheets either. 

Stain and Odor Remover

When I first got my dachshund, I search for pee repellant.  There really is no such thing.  You’ll want to get an enzymatic odor neutralizer and stain remover.  The enzymes eliminate the smell of the pee, so your dog is not drawn to pee at the same or other places again. 

Sometimes you can buy one product and use it for your carpet cleaner, and at a different concentration for what I would call preventative spraying.  I find that if I spray my entire room with the enzyme spray every 7 to 10 days, it makes a huge difference, and my doxie will rarely pee on the carpet. 

If you have tile floors, you can probably get by with spraying with white vinegar. 

Enzymatic Odor Eliminator

PureAyre Pet Odor Eliminator Refill, 1-Gallon

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$40.99  $36.99

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Chapin 20000 1-Gallon Lawn and Garden Sprayer

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Little Green Steam Machine

I hate to admit that I have to steam clean my carpet several times a year.  It’s also helpful to spot clean those areas, such as around the bedposts, more frequently.  It would be really cumbersome to use the large steam cleaner for the spot work.  I have a Little Green Steam Machine for the small area.  It’s important to use a pet formula stain and odor remover, so that your dog will not smell the pee, which makes him more inclined to pee there again. 

BISSELL Little Green ProHeat Compact Multi-Purpose Deep Cleaner, 14259

Little Green PROheat compact, multi-purpose deep cleaner. The effective and convenient deep cleaner for tasks large and small.

Only $124.99

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BISSELL ProHeat 2X Upright Deep Carpet Cleaner, 9200

The Bissell ProHeat 2X upright deep cleaner combines heated cleaning, powerful DirtLifter PowerBrushes, and surround suction to expertly clean and groom carpeted floors. The ...

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BISSELL 2X Pet Stain and Odor Advanced Formula, 24 Ounces, 99K5

2X pet stain and odor pet friendly. In addition to unbeatable cleaning formula contains patented odor removal technology that is most effective at removing pet and household ...

$18.51  $16.19

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Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge, F5914-900

SteamVac features SpinScrub-- the Multiple Brush System with 5 self-adjusting brushes for outstanding cleaning performance.

$153.93  $148.99

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Does it stress you out that your dog won’t stop peeing on your carpet?

Updated: 02/24/2012, NaturalRemedies
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