If you have a well-behaved dog and you come home finding urine puddles on the floor, it is likely that your dog needed to pee but there was no one around to take it outside and it needed relief. However, there are some situations where dogs mark their territory with urine, and even though those are small amounts of urine, they could cause your home to start smelling bad and you would need some time to find out where the smell comes from. Dogs are usually marking around the house when they feel insecure around another animal or human in the house. You don’t need those kinds of complications, especially when there is something you can do about it. So here’s what you need to know in order to prevent such behavior and avoid troubles with your dog.
1. Neuter your dog
If your dog hasn’t been neutered or sprayed yet, doing so could reduce or completely prevent urine marking, not just inside the house, but outdoors as well. Neutered dogs don’t usually tend to be as territorial, and the procedure could, besides making your life a little easier, improve your dogs health, help it live longer.
Also, a neutered dog cannot reproduce, as you probably know, which means that there will be no unwanted puppies in the house and no reason to mark the territory with urine. Some dogs occasionally urine mark territory even after being neutered, especially if they are already used to doing that. Neutering can make your dog less likely to mark territory, but not completely stop it, unless the dog has never done it before. Therefore, it would be best to neuter your dog as soon as possible, before it establishes that nasty habit.