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Jun 17, 2008 10:37 pmDogs eliminating in the house~HELP!#

Wendy Pinsky
We had a house fire back in march and have been displaced since. We built a make shift kennel area in the back of our home (where the fire was) to house the dogs because where we are at now in rental townhouse unit, the neighbors are NOT dog people and constantly call cops and animal control if the dogs bark at all! Anyway, the temps began soaring near 100 degrees and I just couldnt stand to have them out in the heat with no relief (we have a large shed we cleaned out and used as 'Doggy Land') but its still hot and stuffy with no real relief. Soooo I brought the dogs back to the townhouse with us and monitor them carefully with their barking, however, they were trained to go outside before--well they had a doggy door that allowed access to go potty whenever, now we have to let them in and out. We have tried this and they just wont go outside or rarely will! I mean we take them out in the morning, will take them 30 minutes after any food eating and again at night and some times in between, but it never fails as soon as we let them back in (EVEN if they have been out for more than 20 minutes) one or the other comes in and squats and does his business right there on the carpet! We immediately scold and put them back out again but I dont know what else to do to get them to go outside! I know they are probably as frustrated as I am and confused since they really dont have a home anymore either. We will be here at least another 3 maybe 4 weeks till our home is finished being rebuilt, but my gosh the whole house is starting to wreak of urine!! HELP!


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Jun 18, 2008 1:12 amre: Dogs eliminating in the house~HELP!#

Denise Rossi
Hi Wendy - I had a similar problem when I moved to a new home - my dogs, who had always been so good at going outside decided to turn the house into a toilet. It was extremely frustrating. Anyway here are two things that worked like magic - first get yourself some Nok Out (no I am not in anyway affiliated with this company) http://www.kalever.com/ this stuff is the most amazing product I have ever used. I actually stumbled upon it when I was trying to get rid of the smell of smoke in my brother's carpets. Anyway, you can read about it on your own - but you won't be disappointed. Its totally nontoxic and....well amazing - it kills smoke and urine odor completely.

The other thing I did was a bit weird, but I was desperate. I went back to basics - I got pee-pee pads. You know the treated ones - I put them outside and bingo they both went right to them. It took about 2 days and the problem was fixed. No more sniffing around the yard and then coming in and peeing and sometimes even pooping!!

I also, put one of the pads on a tile floor right by the door that I used to take them out - just in case, it was used once in the middle of the night. But during the day they both would go to the pad and start sniffing and I would know immediately it was time for potty.

I am sorry you had such a horrible experience - fires are very traumatic. Hope all will be well soon!!

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Jun 18, 2008 2:42 amre: re: Dogs eliminating in the house~HELP!#

Ann Rader
Denise, you offer such sensible and clever advice. And thanks for the tip on Nok Out ... there are times when I need something like it and I'll definitally get some too.

Wendy, take care and enjoy your new home once you are back ... I can imagine how wonderful that will feel for you and your family!

Warm regards, Ann

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