How to Stop Dog Peeing on Outdoor Furniture

You let them outside to go potty, but of course, your dog pees on the outdoor furniture instead! Why in the world do they do things like this? The grass is right there! Why do dogs pee on patio furniture? What scents deter dogs from peeing on lawn furniture? And you’d probably like someone to explain how to get dog pee off wood furniture before it’s ruined too.

Today, we’re going to give you the answers to all of these questions. And yes, we’ll obviously tell you how to stop your dog peeing on the outdoor furniture once and for all. Soon, this entire issue will be behind you. Keep reading below for our article “How to Stop Dog Peeing on Outdoor Furniture!”

How to Stop Your Dog Peeing on Outdoor Furniture

How to Stop Dog Peeing on Outdoor Furniture

To stop your dog peeing on outdoor furniture:

  1. If you catch your dog peeing on outside furniture, give a calm but firm “no” or “stop” right away.
  2. Put your dog into a 10-minute time-out in their crate or a closed-off room with no toys.
  3. Learn your dog’s pee schedule.
  4. When it’s time for them to go, grab some treats and put them on their leash, and take them out to a spot that you’d like them to go.
  5. Be patient and wait for them to pee.
  6. When they do, give them positive praise and a treat immediately.
  7. Keep repeating this and your dog will form a positive connection with urinating on the grass, and not on your patio furniture.
  8. Use the following steps that will deter your dog from peeing on specific pieces of outdoor furniture
  9. Make a 50/50 mix of distilled white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
  10. Spray this on any spots where your dog is marking on outdoor furniture.
  11. The mixture is safe for nearly all surfaces and fabrics including wood and composites, but should not be used on metal as it can be corrosive over time.
  12. If your outside furniture is metal, instead spray the mixture on the ground or decking surrounding the pieces. Avoid plants as the mix can kill them.
  13. Wait about an hour. The vinegar smell will become undetectable for you once the spray has completely dried.
  14. Your dog will continue to be able to detect the scent and will remain deterred from urinating there.

These steps will get your dog to stop peeing on outdoor furniture, but it’s important to remember that the underlying issue of dominance that was causing all of this to begin with will still be present. And you certainly can’t allow that to continue, because your dog is then still going to misbehave and attempt to mark in other areas.

To end all of this for good by addressing your dog’s dominance at its root, we should first quickly talk about what makes dogs function and has for thousands and thousands of years. I’m sure you’ve probably heard before that dogs are pack animals, and that in every pack there is a pack leader.

But when your dog pees on outdoor furniture then they are definitively telling you that they don’t have any respect for you in this leadership role.

If they did, they wouldn’t feel the need to mark territory, because they would trust that you’ve got everything handled and under control, even when you’re not home. They would not engage in any other types of misbehavior or disrespect, like uncontrollable barking. And they would immediately obey your commands at all times, and they would do so happily.

Prove to your dog that you are not just their pack leader, but a capable and worthy one that they must respect, and you’ll make all of these fantastic changes happen.

You (and your patio furniture) will be better off obviously, but your dog will be too because you’ll have freed them from all of the stress and confusion that they’re currently saddled with every second of every day due to their dominance issues.

Sounds great then, right?

“Yes, definitely, but how am I supposed to do this?”

You should watch an excellent free video series which is on this exact subject — how to be your dog’s pack leader — by a renowned trainer named Dan. In the series, Dan explains everything in ways that are very easy to understand and teach to your own dog, and he gets immediately to the point so that you can start seeing these crucial changes in your dog in no time.

Start watching Dan’s free training series now by clicking here. And no, you’re not going to have to be mean or yell at your dog. Dan uses only 100% humane and loving teaching methods at all times. Not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s the fastest way to achieve permanent changes in your dog’s behavior.

Why Do Dogs Pee on Patio Furniture?

Dogs pee on patio furniture to mark territory. Both male and female dogs will mark, even if they’ve been spayed or neutered. Your dog does this to establish their dominance over anyone or any other animals that might wander through.

While marking is a common behavior for dogs, it’s not something you should allow to continue. Allowing dogs to keep feeling dominant means they feel that they are not just in charge of this area, but also of you. They’ll show this in many undesirable and disobedient ways, including peeing on your outdoor furniture.

You’ll likely see your dog is peeing on furniture inside, peeing on the doorstep, peeing at the back door, barking in the garden to warn others to stay away — all kinds of obnoxious, frustrating behaviors will be going on. And they’ll also ignore your commands to stop because they see themselves as the decision-maker.

For obvious reasons, you’ll want to get a handle on their false beliefs by addressing the root cause (dominance) so that you can say goodbye to all of these related behaviors at the same time. To stop your dog from peeing on outdoor furniture and end all of these other behaviors too, go back to the first section now where we’ll give you the exact steps to follow.

What Scents Deter Dogs From Peeing on Lawn Furniture?

Vinegar is a scent that deters dogs from peeing on lawn furniture. Make a 50/50 mixture of water and distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle. Apply it to any of the garden furniture your dog is peeing on and wait about an hour. The smell will go away once it’s dried, but your dog will continue to be able to detect it and will remain deterred.

Vinegar is safe for nearly all surfaces, including wood and composite, but you should avoid using it on metal, as it can be corrosive over time. If your patio furniture is metal, try spraying a barrier of it on the ground or decking surrounding the furniture instead.

How to Get Dog Pee off Wood Furniture

To get dog pee off wood furniture:

  1. Soak up the urine as soon as possible using an absorbent rag. Do not rub it in.
  2. Make a 50/50 mix of water and distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle and apply it. It will cover up the smell and deter your dog from peeing on your wood furniture again.
  3. While the vinegar mix is drying, sprinkle baking soda on the pee spot and then gently rub the powder into the spot with a clean cloth or sponge.
  4. The baking soda will soak up the moisture and draw the urine out of the wood.
  5. Allow the baking soda plenty of time to dry (4-6 hours), then wipe it down.

I’m sure you’re ready to enjoy your outside furniture without having to clean up your dog’s pee first, so I’ll let you begin now. Best wishes with everything, and thank you for reading our article “How to Stop Dog Peeing on Outdoor Furniture.”