How to protect furniture from dog urine

How to protect furniture from dog urine

Learn the tips on how to train your dog to not urinate on your furniture and how you can also protect your furniture from your dog's urine

Dog urine can be a real problem for pet owners. Puppies can take months to toilet train, and even older dogs can have accidents when left alone. Dogs can also scent mark furniture and other objects in your household, especially intact males. If your dog suddenly starts urinating on your furniture or struggles to make it outside, you should contact your vet immediately as there might be a medical issue. Protecting your furniture from dog urine will help to prevent stains and odours. In this article, we look at how to protect your furniture from dog urine stopping unpleasant odours and stains.

Throws and special blankets

One easy way to protect your furniture is to use throws and blankets designed to prevent urine from soaking into your furniture. Using these blankets on your furniture will prevent leaks from your pet when they are sitting down. You can buy some lovely fluffy waterproof pet blankets, which look great on your sofas. These blankets feel natural and are fully waterproof; they don’t have that plastic feel you might associate with a waterproof item. You can also use smaller puppy pads that can be disposed of after an accident. Puppy pads are better suited to puppies who have frequent smaller accidents for a limited period of time.

If an accident occurs, you can throw the blankets in the wash to remove the urine, keeping your furniture safe and clean. If using puppy pads, they can be disposed of after each incident. An enzyme cleaner such as Bio one™ can be used to freshen blankets or throws between washes. Enzyme cleaners remove bacteria and funky smells to keep your house smelling clean. Bio one is completely safe to be used around pets as it only contains natural ingredients. 

Removing old urine smells

You might notice that your dog frequently urinates in the same area of your garden. Once they have chosen a spot, they will return and use that spot again and again. The smell of old urine attracts your dog and encourages them to keep peeing in the same area. The same principle applies in your house, if your dog has previously peed on your furniture, they are much more likely to repeat the behaviour if they can still smell their own urine. This also applies if you have multiple dogs. Once one dog has urinated on the sofa or another piece of furniture, the other dogs will be encouraged to do the same and repeat the behaviour.

To stop this behaviour, the urine smell needs to be completely removed in a safe way using a dog urine neutraliser. Enzyme cleaners such as Bio one can achieve this by attacking pet stains and odours using specially formulated enzymes and good bacteria. Completely removing dog urine odours with Bio one™ enzyme cleaner will protect your furniture from repeated behaviour. Bio one™ is completely natural, chemical free and safe to be used around pets, so you don’t need to worry about harming your beloved dog.

Training your dog

Training is essential to prevent dogs from urinating inside. Puppies especially have tiny bladders and can’t hold their pee in for too long. Regularly putting your pup outside and encouraging them to pee in your garden can prevent inside accidents. If an accident does occur, always take your dog straight outside to help them to understand this is where you want them to do their business. It is also very important to praise and treat your dog when they pee outside. If your dog does need to be left alone for a few hours, you should expect to come back to dog pee or poo on your floor or furniture. If you need to leave your dog alone and they are prone to accidents, we suggest keeping them in a room with minimal furniture, such as the kitchen; this will help to minimise the clean up required. 

Cleaning up accidents

Dog urine accidents are inevitable if you have a puppy or an older pooch. Keeping an enzyme cleaner such as Bio one™ pet odour remover on hand is recommended for all pet owners. Bio one™ is simple to use and effectively neutralises bad bacteria using pet-friendly natural ingredients.