my daughter's dog seems to love doing her business in my room. will a citrus scented cleaner make her keep o?

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  • 9 years ago
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    A better solution would be to not allow the dog in your room, and to train her to do her business outside.

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  • 9 years ago

    How old and what breed is the dog? Without this info, it's really hard to tell if it's a traiing issue or a behavioral one.

    Having said that....

    If the dog goes nowhere else in the house but in your room, close the door!

    Clean everything with an enzyme based cleaner (such as Nature's Miracle - purchase at pet store). The enzyme based cleaners you put on and leave on. They keep working for weeks afterward. If you rinse it off, the effect will be gone.

    Citrus cleaners mask the smell from us humans but NOT from the dogs.

    If the dog goes elsewhere in the house as well, it's either a potty training issue or (if it's an old dog) an issue that the dog is not getting outside often enough.

    Is the dog crate trained? They HATE to mess their own beds! Use a crate if you need to.

    Make your daughter clean up the mess and tell her she need to be more vigilant with the dog.

    Good luck

    Source(s): Proud owner of 5 dogs (no house messes - occasional "accidents" if we are away too long (over 8 hours - but even then it is the old beagle who cannot hold it as long as she used to!) Pro Groomer Agility trainer
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  • 9 years ago

    You cannot cover up the scent that the dog is following (per a friend who is dog trainer: amonia and pheromones); you need to remove it with a enzyme cleaner. Get one from a pet store.

    Crate training helps a lot with potty training, too.

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  • 9 years ago

    Close the door to keep the dog out. Is the dog getting enough exercise? A properly trained dog will not defecate in the house

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  • Irv S
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    9 years ago

    A folded newspaper and some 'attitude adjustment' should make her change her ways.

    Obviously the dog sees your daughter, and not you as the 'apha female'.

    That dog should see both your daughter and itself 'get hell' for the 'mistake'.

    You punish the dog, and the dog watches daughter clean up the mess, (with yelling).

    If the 'mistakes' are unavoidable for some reason, (older dog, dog doesn't get walked),

    a 'safe area' maybe a newspaper in the bathroom, might be advisable.

    Source(s): Standard principles of dog training.
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  • 9 years ago

    Tell your daughter to keep that dog in a crate or outside when its in the house. =Problem solved.

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    hey i would definetly take it outside to go to the bathroom a lot more but hey i know something you might love ant like wal-mart and other pet stores they have these pads that are sented and it attracts the dogs to do the buisness on and they are pretty absorbant so they dont leak through. hoped this helped-Brant

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