How to Stop Dog Peeing on Kitchen Floor

It’d be nice to cook a meal or go to the fridge to grab a drink without having to watch your step. And why do you have to watch yourself? Because your dog is peeing on the kitchen floor over and over again! Why does your dog pee on the kitchen floor? Does it mean they’re mad at you? What scents repel dogs from peeing on the kitchen floor?

Worry and wonder no longer, because today we’re going to answer all of these questions for you. And we’ll of course cover how to stop your dog from peeing on the kitchen floor once and for all. Soon, this will all be a thing of the past. Keep reading below for our article “How to Stop Dog Peeing on Kitchen Floor!”

How to Stop Dog Peeing on the Kitchen Floor

How to Stop Dog Peeing on Kitchen Floor

To stop dog peeing on the kitchen floor:

  1. Give a calm but firm “no” or “stop” immediately if you catch your dog peeing on the kitchen floor.
  2. Clean the spot up right away.
  3. Do not clap, get angry, or yell because your dog is doing this partially due to anxiety (in addition to feelings of dominance), and reacting like this will just make their problem grow.
  4. Bring your dog outside to finish going potty.
  5. Learn your dog’s pee schedule as best as you can.
  6. Take them on long walks around this time, and bring along plenty of treats for them.
  7. Be patient during the walk and give them plenty of time to pee.
  8. Once they’ve gone pee, reward them right away with a treat and praise.
  9. This forms a positive connection with only peeing during walks and not in your kitchen.
  10. Make sure that everyone else who lives in the home is also following the prior steps.
  11. Use the following steps to stop your dog peeing in the kitchen.
  12. Make a 50/50 mix of distilled white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
  13. Spray this mixture around where your dog pees on the kitchen floor.
  14. The mixture is safe for wood, concrete, composite, laminate, and tile, and shouldn’t make things slippery. Do not use on epoxy floors, however, it can break them down over time.
  15. Wait an hour and the smell from the mix will go away.
  16. Your dog will still detect the scent and will remain repelled from peeing on your kitchen floor.
  17. If there’s still a smell of your dog’s urine in the kitchen, then mix 1 part baking soda with 5 parts warm water in a bucket.
  18. Apply the baking soda solution to where your dog keeps peeing in the kitchen, and then wait for about ten minutes.
  19. Use a damp, clean cloth to soak it up, and then another to dry your kitchen floor.
  20. The urine smell should be gone now, but your dog will still be repelled.

These steps will stop your dog from peeing on the kitchen floor, but it’s important to remember that the underlying behavioral issues (anxiety, marking) that were causing all of this to begin with will still be present. And until you address those, any positive changes you see are only going to be temporary.

“So, how do I make these changes last then?”

By getting your dog to truly choose to follow your direction, that’s how. I tried many times to write out how you can do that before deciding it made more sense to just link you to the free video series that explains it better than I’d ever be able to.

The series is by a man named Dan who is one of the world’s leading dog obedience trainers. In it, he teaches you how to put an end to things like when your dog pees on the kitchen floor and all other misbehavior using his fast and easy-to-follow methods.

In the first video, Dan will reveal to you why the two most common methods of dog training only doom you to failure. You can watch the video now by clicking here. Follow the proven system he’ll show you in his series and you’ll never have to spend another second worrying about your dog peeing on the kitchen floor ever again!

Why Does My Dog Pee on the Kitchen Floor?

Your dog pees on the kitchen floor due to dominance and likely anxiety issues as well. They want to assert their place in the home, so this makes your dog pee in the kitchen. It’s a common area, so it makes sense that this would be a spot they would choose for that. Anxiety comes into play when they take things to the level that they constantly feel the need to protect you.

But when you’re not around, they’re not able to do this, which makes them very stressed out. When your dog is peeing in the kitchen and it’s due to both dominance and anxiety (rather than just dominance alone), you’ll see them leaving large amounts of urine, as the stress makes it difficult for them to control their bladder and mark in only small amounts.

Both male and female dogs will mark, and they will both do so even when they’ve been fixed. If your dog keeps peeing in the kitchen and it’s started happening all of a sudden, then think about if there’s been anything new that would make them feel it more necessary to assert themselves and feel worried. Is there a new person in the home? Did you move recently?

But if this is a new and sudden behavior for a normally housetrained dog and there are no obvious new stressors, then you should consider health issues. Urinary tract infections, cystitis (bladder inflammation), bladder stones, the onset of age-related incontinence, and kidney disease are all possible.

Take your dog to the vet for a check-up right away if this has started suddenly occurring. But the most likely causes are dominance and anxiety, which also need to be addressed immediately. You’ll likely also see your dog is peeing on your laminate flooring, peeing on your decking, peeing in the house in the same spot, and more similar behaviors.

Clearly, you don’t want this to continue as your home could be damaged. But the more pressing issue is helping your dog through this suffering. The good news is, however, that they’ll both be addressed at the same time in the same way. To learn how to stop your dog peeing in the kitchen and help your dog through this, go back to the first section now.

What Scents Repel Dogs From Peeing on Kitchen Floors?

Vinegar is a scent that repels dogs from peeing on kitchen floors. To keep your dog from peeing on your kitchen floor, make a 50/50 mixture of water and distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle. Apply it around your flooring, particularly where your dog likes to pee. It is safe for most surfaces, including wood, composite, laminate, and tile. Epoxy floors should be avoided, as it can break them down over time.

Allow the mixture about an hour to dry, and the smell will be gone as far as you’ll be able to tell. Your dog, however, will continue to be able to detect the scent and will be deterred.

If a urine smell remains, make a mixture of 1 part baking soda to 5 parts warm water. Mop your floors with it, wait 10 minutes, then mop it clean with water. The baking soda mixture should remove any remaining smells of urine.

You’ll still, however, need to address what was causing your dog to pee in the kitchen in the first place. Go back to the first section now where we went over how to do that.

My Dog Pees on Kitchen Floor, Are They Mad at Me?

If your dog pees on the kitchen floor, they are not mad at you. Dogs do not understand the concept of revenge or anger peeing. While your dog may get upset with you at times, they will not respond by peeing on the kitchen floor to get back at you. They are doing so most likely due to dominance and anxiety problems. These may make it seem like they’re angry at you, but they are very different issues.

I’m sure you’re ready to use your kitchen without it smelling like dog urine all the time, so I’ll let you get started on things now. Best wishes with everything, and thank you for reading our article “How to Stop Dog Peeing on Kitchen Floor.”