All dogs are “attracted” to changes in their environment. If you’re a couch potato looking for inspiration to help your dog enjoy the world around her, consider the matter in this article.
What is the cause of dogs marking rooms?
You may know as well as we do, that dogs mark in the house. It could be because they are a curious breed of animal, or a need to communicate (we think this depends on the breed of dog). Whatever the cause is, however, there are a few ways you can stop your dog from marking in the house and make her stick around until the things are “mapped out”.
Here’s a full list of methods on how to stop a dog from marking in the house.
Method 1: Take your dog out
The first and most important thing to do is to take your dog out. The same to put her down and lead her away from it.
Use the method below.
This worked for me. I put my dog outside. I got her away from the table and then put her on the swing set, or on the back of the car or anywhere she would automatically run. My dog is happy, and isn’t rejecting anything that’s around her.
If you don’t want to leave your dog outside, you can also put her in the swimming pool where your dog loves to play, then let her out and keep her a safe distance away from the household pet detection system.
Method 2: Change your room
Change her environment where she will feel that this is a new place. If you have a small amount of space, then this may be easier than going somewhere large where there are a lot of people in the area.
Make sure to watch your dog to see if she is turned on to you making her mark and instead use a marker marker to mark a place in your garden or house and then lead her over it to start playing.
Method 3: Be aware of the furniture
You may have a number of furniture, so try to be aware of the shape of it.
That way you can try your hardest to distract your dog away from it and do the same with another type of furniture.
Method 4: The Little Things
I feel that you should add some subtle sounds to your dog’s environment. For example, knocking a door is a visual cue that is meant to attract attention. Another would be some kind of song such as: “Ping this and turn over:” However, if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, this becomes incredibly cheap.
Method 5: The Food
Another option to give your dog a reason to leave the house is to find reasons to let her out. So if your dog likes to be indoors she can also go to the bathroom outdoors or in the garden. If you’re lucky, you won’t have to pay to see your dog go.
Method 6: Leave the Dog Alone
This way ensures she still has a place to stay. If the dog doesn’t feel like spending that much time outside at a time, she would rather spend some time staying in the house. There is a point where the dog can be allowed out for treats, or time with her only loving parents.
Method 7: Feeding Prohibitively Too Early
This is a smart way to stop your dog from marking. Too early is when your dog will sense something is worrying her because she is hungry and needs to find some food. So when she does eventually choose to go out, you need to watch her carefully and never give her food or anything she might be anxious about you giving.
Let the dog tell you when to feed her. But do so gently, gently but quickly, to let her get away from the house.
Method 8: Make Your Dog Something to Look Up to
This method takes a bit of effort but, once the house is clean of pet smells, your dog will feel valued, protected and important to you.
Take your dog on a walk where you can let your dog see something to admire. If she says something about the house, tell her “I noticed it was clean”.
Your dog likes to praise you and gets unduly attached to you. So your dog should be rewarded for everything you do for her.
Most importantly, your dog should be running around doing things around you and your house that show that you have her undivided attention.
As your dog masters, she will learn you to respect her but you should also learn to respect her because you don’t want to ask a dog to be something to which she will eventually resent you. Make sure you don’t make her feel inferior to your dog.