It seems alot of us are going through potty training right now. Bella submissively pees as well when new people come around. I've always been a "store brand kinda person for paper towels, not cleaning up after a puppy. I just bought a 15 pack of "Bounty" and its half gone already. (I'm using several to clean up each time.) I was wondering if any of you could suggest a super absorbant tried and true brand for me to pick up.
LOL, I wish I would have thought of that when we were trying to housebreak Ariel (chi). That little dog went though more paper towels than any other dog I have ever had. We were buying those huge packs of like 15 rolls at a time! Well, I am done with that now, but it never hurts to know.
Whatever is cheapest, in the biggest package,with the most rolls. I have a submissive pee dog too, makes me so mad...I have to drag her 60# butt out the door several times a day or she squats on the way to the door.
Bellasmommy, I use the chlorox disinfecting wet wipes that come in the plastic jar. They pop right up like baby wipes, disinfect and are moist. But Toby's piddles spots are small. Bella's should be too, he is small too. I also use nature's miracle and put it on any spot he has an accident on. He is still not 100% trained and is 9 months old.
LOL Gina. Ya know, You are right, if the pee is on a hard surface, I usually use a paper towel first, then the wipe. But if it's on the rug, I grab a few wipes and rub away. Then I drown it with Nature's Miracle. Hey do you know if Toby should be able to not have accidents when we leave him out of the crate? He does fine in the crate. We have been trying to leave him out now for longer periods of time when we are gone. He will go potty inside if we are not home sometimes. Not always, just sometimes. Is he too young still? Should I be keeping him crated still whenever we are not home? If we are home, he does fine too. I am confused.
If it's a #2, I use plain old toilet paper. For whatever the mess, I always go over it with my little handheld carpet shampooer. It's excellent, especially since Adley's messes aren't that big. I also got pet odor shampoo so his scent is mostly taken away.
Thank you all for your replies =) Luckily I'm not dealing with carpet!! I will look into Viva and shop towels (they are disposable right?) I just feel like I go through so many and it seems like a waste. (Actually yesterday was a no pee on the floor day...yay!)
Good for you! I don't have carpet except in the bedrooms, and I keep the doors shut most of the time, so accidents are usually on saltillo tile. Easy to clean if nothing else. Thank God. I don't know about Toby being left out. I've always just tried mine a little at a time. Bailey, who is 4 will still sometimes go during the night, but if she's in her crate she won't do it. How old is Toby again? Edit: It you go with the shop towels, remember there are two kinds. You don't want those red rags because they are not disposable and God forbid if they get in the laundry with anything else, everything will be pink! (Voice of sad experience here). They have the ones on a roll like paper towels that are disposable too. That's what I would look for if you go with the shop towels. Let me know what you end up doing.
Yeah we just have carpets in two of the bedrooms and we keep her out of there. We just bought the house in which we were renting the upstairs half, but now we are turning it into a single home. So we are doing a major remodel right now and finishing the hardwoods were at the top of our list. We are just waiting until she's a little older. I will look in to the shop towel...not the red ones!! Thanks again for your suggestions!
I used the mop...just got it wet, rung it out and cleaned it up, on the hard floor of course...on carpet...I used old rags and nature's miricle. I got sick of using papertowels Wendy: I would still be crateing Toby when you're not home...All my dogs were always crated when we were gone up to 2 yrs. old That is just what worked for us...and I didn't have to worry about coming home to a surprise.
A really really great spot remover is Quick "n Brite. It takes all the stain out right away, then I use Nature's miracle to eliminate the odor. I get it mail order, but I think most of the stores sell it, too. Actually this stuff cleans anything and has no odor, it's great for people who are allergic to cleaning products.