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    Default Cleaning indoor wee's

    Hi all,

    I was wondering what you all use to clean wee’s which are made indoors?

    Luckily, Zulu’s designated areas are tiles. I think I read somewhere that a good mixture, put into a spray bottle, is bicarb and lavender oil?

    Interested to hear what you all use?

    Out of interest, Zulu never wee’s in his play pen when we home (as we generally take him to the toilet every 1-2 hours), but he does occasionally wee in his play area when we are away at work, which is 3-4 hours a day.

    Cheers,
    Robbie

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    I am in the process of taking up old carpet, and laying tiles. I am then laying carpet tiles on top of that. When my dog pees inside.....on the carpet tiles, I rinse the tile in cold water, scrub it with eucalyptus stain remover, rinse again, and leave outside to dry in the sun.....replacing the soiled tile with a clean one.

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    you don't put the bicarb into the bottle...

    you sprinkle it over the area that you want to clean up AFTER...

    you've sopped up as much of the mess as you can with paper towel or old towels or rags.

    sprinkle a tiny weeny bit of bicarb over the area.

    Then you use a litre bottle with 1cup vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon lavender oil, and fill with water
    spray and wipe up with clean paper towel or rags

    And then you find a nice space on a brick wall and "bang head here" because you weren't supervising closely enough...

    The idea is to prevent accidents inside by taking the puppy out lots and not letting it back in until it has peed and you have praised...
    otherwise if accidents are routine - the puppy never learns the right spot is outside (or on the puppy pads or the designated spot).

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    When we home, there are no accidents and puppy ALWAYS goes to toilet outside.

    The problem is that when we at work, our puppy is left alone for 3 hours, then im home for lunchtime, then puppy left alone for another 3 hours.... this is when the accidents happen.

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    This may help:

    Urine stains and soiling - cleaning up | Vetwest Animal Hospitals

    Biozet - just ordinary laundry detergent is as good as anything.

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    Yup - 3 hours at a time might be a bit hard for a puppy. I think they need to be about 14 to 18 weeks old to hang on that long. I'd make their space for when you're out, a bit smaller to encourage more sleeping and limit where they can pee.

    It's a tricky balance between puppy bladder control and puppy learning it's ok to pee where they sleep. Most will not pee where they sleep if they can possibly help it, but if they can't help it they may learn its ok to do that. which is really yucky.

    I think I'd have a puppy designated spot in the space furtherest from the puppy sleeping spot and put a drop of puppy pee paper towel in that designated spot to encourage peeing there. Or that thing with the sand and litter tray and one drop of puppy pee smell.

    I have this deja vu feeling about what I'm writing.
    Last edited by Hyacinth; 03-26-2014 at 06:41 PM.

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