Dear Home-Ec 101,
How do you get chewed up plastic off the carpet? My puppy and my big dog chew everything! When I had hardwood it was easy. . . carpet, not so much.
Also, I have trained the puppy for the most part to pee outside, except for one area of the house. She insists on peeing there. How can I get the odor off the linoleum so she does not pee there any more?
This joke has very little to do with your post, but my son told me this joke recently, and I have to include it:
This three legged dog walks into a saloon in Texas and says, “I’m looking for the man who shot my Paw.”
Feel free to groan. All bad dog puns aside, having dogs that chew everything up is no laughing matter! There are 2 things you can do to help this problem.
First, train your dogs to chew things they are supposed to chew. Make sure they have lots and lots and LOTS of chewy toysmunchy sticks and rawhide bones. I find when he has these to chew on, he doesn’t chew inappropriately. The other thing I would do, if you aren’t already, is crate your puppy when you are not available to watch her. But make sure you don’t leave her with a rawhide bone or anything she can choke on in there.
That in and of itself should curb the chewed up plastic on the floor issue immensely, but if you do still end up with chewed up plastic on the carpet, just use a broom to sweep it up. I know a broom on carpet sounds odd, but it really works!
Cleaning the linoleum is no problem when you use KIDS N PETS Stain and Odor Remover. It works to get rid of the smell entirely so your dog won’t think to pee there anymore. If she still insists on going in that spot, I’d consider putting puppy pee pads down there so you can easily clean up the mess. Some dogs just insist on going in one spot in your house no matter what you do, I really don’t know why. I used to have a dog like that, when I put the puppy pee pad down, it saved a whole lot of cleaning! Good luck on your dog training, I know how hard that can be.
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