How To Stop My Dog From Peeing In The House?


Dog Peeing In House Northern Virginia

At our dog training facility in Northern Virginia, we always get asked, “How can I stop my dog from peeing in the house?”

Your dog going to the restroom in your house is a pretty common problem among dog owners, but generally one that is resolved when they are still in their early puppy phase.

So what do you do if your adult dog is still peeing in the house? Here are a few of the primary  behavioral and medical causes for inappropriate urination in dogs.

There are really 5 primary reasons that your dog is going to the restroom in your house:

1. Your dog has what we call, “Excited Urination.”  This is when maybe someone new comes over to the house, a family member who was gone for awhile comes back, etc.  Your dog becomes so excited, he cannot contain himself.  This can be fixed through obedience and scenario based training.

2. Another reason can be what we call, “Submissive Urination.”  This is generally done with puppies while being scolded, learned over, etc.  However, this can be exhibited by older dogs who have confidence issues or sees someone or something as a threat to them.  This can also be aided by obedience training combined with confidence building.

3. Improper house breaking/crate training.  If you did not do a proper/regimented housebreaking process, this can be a contributing factor, as well.  You can only expect your dog to do exactly what you taught them to do.  So, if you did not have a thorough housebreaking routine, this could be the cause.  In this case, we recommend going “back to the basics of crate training.”  You can read our thorough blog on housebreaking your dog HERE!

4. Your dog could simply be “territorial marking.”  I would say if they are in their own house, this isn’t as common as the other issues above.  However, once a dog starts marking in the house, it becomes a routine.  You should get a good odor eliminator to help eliminate the smell to the dog, and again, I would go “back to the basics” that is outlined in our blog above.

5. If you have ruled out all of the above options, I would recommend looking into a medical issue that you may not have noticed.  It could be things such as bladder stones, kidney disease, urinary infections, diabetes, etc. These things (like in people) help the urge to urinate quickly come over your dog.  So, you may not be able to get them out fast enough.  So, check with your local veterinarian.

If you have any more questions about obedience training, house breaking, or any other behavioral issues, check out our website at: or info@offleashk9training or 888-413-0896

About Off Leash K9 Training

My name is Nick White, I am the owner of Off-Leash K9 Training. I am a former US Marine Iraq War Veteran, and former US Secret Service, also, I currently have 12 locations in the United States. We specialize in basic obedience, advanced obedience, personal protection, and drug detection. About us: As you will see, our client list includes: NBA Star John Wall, UFC World Champion Jon "Bones" Jones, World Champion Boxer Roy Jones Jr, UFC Announcer Bruce Buffer, film star Ron Jeremy, 3x UFC Champion Rich "Ace" Franklin, WWF World Champion Iron Sheik, Kane Hodder ("Jason" from the Friday the 13th movies), the staff from the hit show "Operation Repo," and Elliot's dog from Elliot in the Morning on DC 101! See them in our highlight video here: We also had yahoo do a special on us, as well! As you will see on our website, we are getting a lot of publicity and it's continually growing! We've had American Legion, US Military Veterans, NoVa Dog Magazine, Military Times Magazine, Smart CEO Magazine, and The Virginia and Maryland Dog Magazine do stories on us (just to name a few). You can see all of these articles if you go to our "About Us" page of website and scroll to the bottom. We are also the official trainers for ABC's "The Pet Show with Dr. Katy Nelson." Recently, we were named one of the top trainers in the world by the Dogington Post! There are over 400 videos of dogs we have trained on YouTube so you can see the amazing results we get verse us just tell you about it, so we would highly encourage you to check out our Youtube Channel and was some of the stuff we do! Thank you for your interest in our amazing training. -Nick

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