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    Default Pet Odors - How to Deal with them?

    I recently saved a 1 1/2 year old golden retriever/beagle mix dog. He's
    doing very well except for one thing...he still wants to cock his leg and
    pee on things even after he has gone outside. I've only had him for 2 1/2
    days so I know it's a bit early and he's still trying to acclimate himself
    to our household, but I'm wonder what cheap and easy mixture I can use to
    spray on the wet areas to kill the smell.
    And if anyone knows any secrets to totally housebreaking this dog, I would
    appreciate it. I've always trained dogs from puppies and not almost
    full-grown. He's not crate trained which is how I've always trained my dogs
    We got a crate for him and he refuses to go into it. I don't want to
    force him into it, cause I want him to like being in there...not think of it
    as punishment. *sigh*
    Sue in PA

    From: "Sue Thompson" <PA_Angel32@adelphia.net>
    Date: Thu Feb 2, 2006 10:06 am
    Subject: pet odors

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    Nature's Miracle! Seriously!

    It's around $17 a gallon but it's concentrated. I use this on my dog
    odors (two 80 lb plus recues) and when my kids have accidents. It's an
    enzymatic cleaner, so it breaks down the odor. I tried vinegar and it
    didnt work, it just made the ammonia smell toxic rather than just annoying.

    Crate training - i never was able to get my dogs into one. The first we
    got when she was 10 months old, the 2nd was 6 months old. It was awful,
    but I hear it can be done.

    Meg

    Date: Thu Feb 2, 2006 6:02 pm
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    Sue--

    I agree--Nature's Miracle is great stuff. We tried lots of other things, too,
    but NM works really well. We alse really like some sort of spray-on carpet
    cleaner with "oxygen" in it--it comes in a blue bottle, but I'm drawing a huge
    blank right now. We just moved so it's still packed up, otherwise I'd go check
    it out for you. It's a pretty common thing, though, so if you're in the
    cleaning row looking at carpet cleaners at your local Wal-Mart or grocery store,
    I'd imagine you'd be able to locate this stuff with no problem.

    Anyway, our puppy was a rescue & liked to tinkle inside when we first got
    her--drove me crazy! It seemed like all I did was clean up puddles of pee when
    we first adopted her. Anyway, we crate-trained her & it was easy....probably
    b/c she was already sort of used to going into one. Maybe you could try giving
    him some irresistible dog treats or small pieces of cut-up hot dog or cheese so
    he gets used to the scent & knows these things are good. Then later, put a few
    of them inside the crate & put it in a neutral area (outside) & walk away. Make
    sure they're far enough inside that he'll have to go in to retrieve them & just
    turn your back or at least stand 8-10 feet away & let him explore it on his own.
    You can repeat with treats randomly left in there until he gets comfortable
    going in on his own. We've had our puppy for 6 months now & we still give her a
    little treat every time she willingly goes in her crate when we want her to b/c
    we want her to associate going there with
    being a happy place. Now she often just hangs out there in the evenings. I
    hope some of this has helped! 2 1/2 days isn't a long time in the overall
    scheme of things, but when you're the one cleaning up the never-ending puddles,
    it feels like forever! Hang in there!

    HTH,
    amy
    Date: Thu Feb 2, 2006 8:00 pm
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    You have to entice him into it might take days but have it out always and
    put some treats in there to get him to go in there then when he's quiet let
    him out and give him a treat. Too bad there wasn't a dognip lol.

    Elizabeth Farnsworth
    I didn't get sick sharing toothpaste with a toddler!
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    Date: Thu Feb 2, 2006 10:10 pm
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    Sue Thompson wrote:

    > I recently saved a 1 1/2 year old golden retriever/beagle mix dog.
    Congrats on the new dog, I bet he is beautiful. I am Theresa in Pa and
    I have a 13 week old female yellow lab/beagle mix. I am still new to
    all of this, so I don't know how much help I can be.

    > I'm wonder what cheap and easy mixture I can use to
    > spray on the wet areas to kill the smell.
    I use OdoBan from Sams Club to spray on the areas. It eliminates odors
    and kills 99.99% of Germs according to the packaging.Triple action
    formula cleans, disinfects, and deodorizes. I wouldn't call it cheap,
    but I have had it for ages.

    > We got a crate for him and he refuses to go into it. I don't want to
    > force him into it, cause I want him to like being in there...not think
    > of it
    > as punishment. *sigh*
    What if you throw a extra special treat into the crate and let him go in
    after it numerous times to get him used to going in and out of the crate
    without closing him in it.

    Best of luck, I would love to see a picture of him, and what have you
    decided to name the lucky guy?

    Theresa

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    Sue,

    The absolute best thing I've found that works GREAT on getting the urine out is
    the handheld Bissell Spot Lifter. You spray the cleaning formula on the area
    you want to clean and then it sucks it all up. This is great because you're
    getting rid of the urine rather than trying to cover it up or dab it more into
    the area.

    ~Smiles~
    *~*Brenda K. Boyce*~*

    From: "Don & Brenda Boyce"
    Date: Thu Feb 2, 2006 5:25 pm
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    hey sue,

    i had the same problem with my jack russell. she was 1 1/2 when i got her
    and was not even close of being housebroken.
    she didnt knew the crate too. all i did was putting treats into it, so she
    went in there herself to get them. as soon as she was in there i told her
    what a good girl she is and kept giving her treat (special good ones of
    course). i didnt gave her any treats except in the crate. now she loves her
    crate and still sleeps every night in it. at day its open and when she wants
    her peace she lays down in it.

    is the dog you have spayed? if not, then its probably marking.
    i always used a vinegar-water-mixture to clean the spots.older spots i added
    even some bleach. for the carpets i used resolve.

    just be patient with your dog, as soon he feels home he will stop. and i bet
    then you have a very good time with him.
    i had to go with my girl almost 6 month trough hell (related to a lot of
    different problems) and now i have a wonderful dog!
    she got pushed around the first 1 1/2 years of her life and never had a
    home, just a lot of different owners that never really cared for her. so it
    took her that long to acclimate herself.
    so hang on there!!!!!.....and please never let the dog feel that you are mad
    with him, that will just make it worse.

    keep me informed!!!!
    have a good time with your new buddy!

    greetings from germany
    diana

    From: "diana"
    Date: Fri Feb 3, 2006 1:59 pm
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    Where do you get it at??

    Sue in Pa

    From: "Sue Thompson"
    Date: Fri Feb 3, 2006 9:13 am
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