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Creating a "no pee" zone

Shih-Tzus are stubborn...there's no getting around that one. Even if you train them, there are times where they are going to defy you because they are mad and will pee wherever they feel like it, regardless if you are there watching them.

My oldest did that when I first brought Rocki home. He was in such a full-blown snit that he trotted over to the couch, lifted his leg, proceeded to pee on the couch and carpet, and then looked at me as if to say "so what are you going to do about it?". Then he marched away with his held high, sat in the opposite end of the room and turned his back to all of us. When I tried to get his attention, he's turn his head the other way and stick his little snout in the air.

Shih-Tzus can also be high strung. When Rocki gets really excited, he often has a slight accident. Just two or three drops, but enough to create a smelly mess. When the two of them were particularly frightened during a severe storm when we were hit with an extremely loud clap of thunder, I had a couple of other accidents to deal with. Fortunately, I've found a solution.

First, I found Oxyclean is the only thing that cleans my carpet completely. And you all know that if you don't get the scent out, the dog will return to the same spot over and over! I have pale grey carpets, so believe me I've spent a lot of money on different products that claim to take out pet stains and odor. They don't. That's why I'm recommending Oxyclean on my web site.

I was told that dribbling white vinegar onto the stain worked...and it does. Unfortunately, your home smells like vinegar rather than urine (which I guess is the lesser of two evils) but certainly not the best solution.

I've also tried ammonia. It does remove the stain and the smell. The downside is I almost keeled over from inhaling the fumes, so using ammonia...not so good if you pass out. I've also read that it's not healthy for the dogs to smell (or lick, as mine are inclined to do).

So that's my answer...Oxyclean. As for the attitude? I'm still searching for a solution.

Comments said…
So Oxyclean will get the stain and smell out as well as create a "no pee" zone? I've got to do major carpet shampooing before Christmas and want to use a product that's most effective.
C.J. Denis said…
Works like a charm.

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