I got him the wheat, corn and by-product free treats because well....healthy. But noooo I got him bones, but nooo... I got him those "bad for them because they are smoked and coated" bones, and he loved it xD
Vinegar and baking soda are pretty good with killing bacteria, and will it help with the pee smell, which not to me I mean, but to the dog?
My sister used baking soda and something else to get rid of a cat pee smell. I'll ask her what it was.
Can you rent a carpet steamer? Some places have them for rent. My mother is such a cleaning fanatic, like OCD about it - that she has a carpet steamer and uses it every time savannah pees on the floor (samoyed with diabetes and BAD arthritis).
A good recipe I found online to get rid of cat pee (one of our cats is a compulsive sprayer so our carpet has been peed on everywhere) was vinegar followed up with dishwashing detergent mixed with hydrogen peroxide and then baking soda.
Dogs are like infants. Put them to bed, let them cry, and they'll eventually realize they aren't getting their way and then stop. The more you feed into it, the more he realizes that whining/crying gets him his way. Don't let him get his way.
I advise against pee-pads whole heartedly. Crate train him. Now. Make sure the crate is only big enough for him to turn around in - dogs won't use the bathroom in a space they have to lay in, which teaches him to hold it until he's let outside. If the crate is too big, he'll just pee in a corner and be okay with it. Not what you want.
If you SEE him peeing, IMMEDIATELY pick him up, mid pee, and bring him outside. He will automatically stop when picked up and resume outside, in which you reward him when he's done. If he doesn't like treats, try cheese or peanut butter or carrots.
Because he's not potty trained and still has the bladder of a puppy (and is a small dog), he needs to be treated like a puppy. Bring him outside EVERY two hours - when he does his business, reward him.
Potty training a DOG isn't easy. You have to be there every minute and every second of the day to watch him and catch him before he goes. You need the time.
As someone else mentioned, leave him alone for a small amount of time and slowly increase the amount each day or week. That might help with the anxiety.
Yea, he was kept in a crate for too long. Dogs like that lose their hygenic instincts- he probably had to sit in feces and urine for a really long time in his old home, so it doesn't bug him anymore and he doesn't realize it's gross. It's a common thing for dogs rescued from puppy mills especially.
Every time you get mad at him, he probably thinks you're gonna do whatever his owners did to him... Dogs like this are a patience game, he will change, but he is scarred and it will take time. Posted via Mobile Device