- February 15, 2006 at 4:25 pm #235980LissKeymaster
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!
Date: Thu Feb 2, 2006 8:00 pm
Subject: Re: Budget101.com : pet odors
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