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Old 03-02-2012, 03:54 PM   #16
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My wife wants to install bamboo hardwood flooring throughout the house. Our two dogs have accidents on a regular basis and I am concerned that the urine will get between the boards and cause damage and that the urine will leave water/urine stains.
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We are looking at spending thousands on materials, and I foresee the dogs ruining it. I hope I am wrong. Your thoughts? THANKS!
You are not wrong. See your first statement. Hey, that is not sanitary, does she know that?

You need to rip out what is there now. Super clean the house and then install sheet vinyl, ceramic tile, or another sanitary floor.

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Getting rid of the dogs is not an option. My wife would get rid of me before she got rid of the dogs.
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There are training mats that the dogs can use but requires training for them to use it in a last case scenarios.

Dogs need to go outside not on a training mat!
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I had 3 dogs, a 9 year old German Shepard, 5 year old lab (passed suddenly unknown) and a 4 year old Golden retriever. When the weather is bad all 3 would be in the house. The Golden is in the house all the time. The Labrador used to be either in the house or house trailer or the barn up north. None of them pee in the house, except maybe once or twice if not quick enough to catch them when they were 8 to 10 weeks old. There is just no call for it. The Lab would head butt you if you were sleeping and he needs to go out.
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Good point hardway, I can't help to feel bad for the guy though.
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One thing you might consider is just flooring part of the house and using a doggie gate to keep the dogs out of the floored area. Then you can bring them in only when you are with them and watching them.
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The old dog, put a diaper on him.
The young one, rub his nose in his pee as soon as you catch him going.
He'll learn before your flooring material gets delivered.
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I have 5 dachshunds, one of which will pee inside. She is untrainable at 4 years old. We have old hardwood in our dining room that has started to get gaps between the boards. The pee does get between the boards and will start to smell. We plan to rip it out, and our carpet, and put a wood look laminate down soon. Take a look at this type of product. While it doesn't have the look or increase the home value like real wood, it does get a new pet friendly floor.


http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/products/laminate

http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/pe...ly-floors.html

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Laminate flooring is not a good option. I am a flooring installer of 29 years. The surface is pet and nail resistant and resists moisture. But, the core under the surface is not. When the pee gets between the joints (and it will) the moisture swells the core and peaks the joint and your floor will begin to look bad. The only floor I would recomend is a GOOD sheet vinyl. Just make sure they use the right seam sealer to seal the seams at doorways and at 12' joints.
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crate the perp. He won't pee in his own den. Bring him out at regular intervals. As soon as he goes, praise him like he just brought you a million bucks. Animals and kids learn best by positive reinforcement. Your dog really does want to please you, so its up to you to let him kno what pleases you. yelling at him will just confuse him

Dogs need outdoor time with an opportunity to get exercise and to just be a dog
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The old dog, put a diaper on him.
The young one, rub his nose in his pee as soon as you catch him going.
He'll learn before your flooring material gets delivered.
“The young one, rub his nose in his pee as soon as you catch him going.”

Rubbing dog’s nose will accomplish nothing, nor will beating him/her.
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crate the perp. He won't pee in his own den. Bring him out at regular intervals. As soon as he goes, praise him like he just brought you a million bucks. Animals and kids learn best by positive reinforcement. Your dog really does want to please you, so its up to you to let him kno what pleases you. yelling at him will just confuse him

Dogs need outdoor time with an opportunity to get exercise and to just be a dog
A new puppy should be crate trained the first year of his/her life. It is the best thing for the dog, a space of his own. Get a crate that is big enough for when full grown. Place a cardboard box in the front of the crate just big enough for the pup to sleep in until he/she is house trained.
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I have 5 dachshunds, one of which will pee inside. She is untrainable at 4 years old. We have old hardwood in our dining room that has started to get gaps between the boards. The pee does get between the boards and will start to smell. We plan to rip it out, and our carpet, and put a wood look laminate down soon. Take a look at this type of product. While it doesn't have the look or increase the home value like real wood, it does get a new pet friendly floor.

http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/products/laminate

http://www.armstrong.com/flooring/pe...ly-floors.html
Why is the 4 year old untrainable?
Any dog is trainable at any age unless they have a gene or brain disorder.
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A new puppy should be crate trained the first year of his/her life. It is the best thing for the dog, a space of his own. Get a crate that is big enough for when full grown. Place a cardboard box in the front of the crate just big enough for the pup to sleep in until he/she is house trained.
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Why is the 4 year old untrainable?
Any dog is trainable at any age unless they have a gene or brain disorder.
Why is the 4 year old untrainable? Lazy
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“The young one, rub his nose in his pee as soon as you catch him going.”

Rubbing dog’s nose will accomplish nothing, nor will beating him/her.
I beg to differ. Rubbing their nose in it has worked since time began, along with a quick rap on the butt as you do it.
Only as they are doing it, though.
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