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post 10th Dec 2016, 6:33 pm
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OK folks, have had two visiting dogs today who thought it was a good idea to mark all over the house, and two of mine now also think that's a good idea and the carpets reek!

Can I have your suggestions please as the best way to get rid of the smell and discourage further marking?

Thanks!
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post 10th Dec 2016, 7:37 pm
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I use zybax Fever.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1...-keywords=zybax

There are other petshop deoderisers but I stick to this because it works by microbes digesting the organic matter causing the smell and is completely non toxic.

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post 10th Dec 2016, 9:18 pm
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Not for dog but we use urine off for cat pee. They do a dog version too, its enzyme based.
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post 11th Dec 2016, 10:49 am
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If this were my guys, I would buy one of the specialist cleaning products to clean the area where the marking has happened.

Then keep my own dogs where I can watch them and take them outside if they look like they are going to mark in the house. It should stop once the smells are gone. smile.gif



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post 11th Dec 2016, 11:08 am
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This has slightly alarmed me! We've only got females so haven't any experience of male dog marking. We've got a male dog staying with us in a month or two and I've only just managed to persuade my partner to agree to this.

Is marking new places common with male dogs?
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post 11th Dec 2016, 11:09 am
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PS: and does it only happen with un neutered dogs where presumably the smell is much stronger or is all male dog urine quite strong?
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post 11th Dec 2016, 12:39 pm
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QUOTE(flim @ 11th Dec 2016, 11:09 am) *

PS: and does it only happen with un neutered dogs where presumably the smell is much stronger or is all male dog urine quite strong?


my dogs are both neutered but it was done after they were mostly adult. Their urine smells according to what they have been eating and drinking i find...sometimes it looks quite concentrated and then it seems to smell more, at other times when maybe they have drunk more or had wetter meals or eaten fruit, the urine is paler and smells less. Regardless of what it looks and smells like to me, they both seem to like to pee where the other has gone so they must be able to smell it. I don’t see the reaction of other dogs to my dogs’ wee though. Certainlt in a dry spell when their wee doesn’t get washed from the garden, i have to get the hose out because favourite wee spots can get quite whiffy.

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post 11th Dec 2016, 1:11 pm
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Linc's been neutered 5 years now and his pee absolutely hums - but it's mainly because he keeps going in the same places in the garden so it's built up. I'm now attacking it with Jeyes fluid!
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post 11th Dec 2016, 2:53 pm
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Niki, its expensive but zybax works outdoors too! Its also environmentally more friendly than Jeyes
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post 11th Dec 2016, 3:40 pm
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Cyril was toilet trained by either being told off or hit, he is a lot better now and rarely wees in the house but when he first arrived he was a nightmare. I use white vinegar, I spray it on after I have cleaned up, it is cheap and easy to get as most supermarket sell it. I find it is also good when a dog has an upset tummy, it takes that smell away as well.



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post 11th Dec 2016, 5:48 pm
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Excellent advice everyone thanks.I will get the zyban and have also seen another commercial one with very good reviews.

In terms of sex of the dogs, the visitor dogs were one male, one female, both neutered. My piddlers are my entire male (he's an adolescent so no surprise there) and my neutered bitch who is probably just upset and cross about unfamiliar dogs being in the house. I suspect she's doing most of it and Keeper is just weeing over the top, cos that's what he does outside.

Thanks everyone will report back!
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QUOTE(woofgang @ 11th Dec 2016, 2:53 pm) *

Niki, its expensive but zybax works outdoors too! Its also environmentally more friendly than Jeyes


I'll have a look at that, thanks smile.gif The Jeyes I just had to hand - I've never actually used it up til now but the wafts of pong I was getting when I opened the back door were too much!
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post 11th Dec 2016, 8:02 pm
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QUOTE(flim @ 11th Dec 2016, 11:08 am) *

This has slightly alarmed me! We've only got females so haven't any experience of male dog marking. We've got a male dog staying with us in a month or two and I've only just managed to persuade my partner to agree to this.

Is marking new places common with male dogs?


Indoors, my 2 males, Winston has never marked indoors (he did pee inside when housetraining of course) and Beans did it the day we brought him home but no other times. No dog who has visited us has ever done it, but we have only had a couple of males here.
Is your visitor neutered?
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post 12th Dec 2016, 10:41 am
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One of my neutered bitches used to mark on her first visit to a house.

I had to keep her on the lead beside me to prevent it. After the first visit she was fine.

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post 14th Dec 2016, 6:48 pm
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I use "HG Aircare - eliminator of all unpleasant smells at source". Easy to use and works well for me.

Might have a look at Zybax too for outdoors, thank you for that tip.


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