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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-17-2017, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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Cleaning dog pee and not letting them see.

I read in a few sites and posts that you should not let your dog see you cleaning their pee. Why?
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Hm. Have you seen that advice here? You might ask the sites that posted that for their thinking. I can't say I've seen that advice here.

I've never practiced that, and I've potty trained a lot of dogs because I foster for rescue. To me, the important thing is to get the smell out with enzyme cleaner, get them in the right place to pee outside, reward/praise, etc.

The only chore I am careful to not let my dogs to see me doing is planting in the garden! They see me dig a hole, put something in it, and well, they think like a canine: "she's buried some food treasure, must see what it is!" Then I come out and find all the flowers dug up, dirt flung everywhere, and my holes "investigated."
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I never thought it would be a problem with letting dogs see me cleaning up the mess. My hubby usually scooped the pup up while I cleaned the floor, just to get things done quickly before anything soaked in. There was no intent to hide the fact.

My she-pup went through a couple of days where she would pee in her crate so I would take her outside. Smart alec. I cleaned the crate and put her right back in (then took her out a little later). After two days she stopped peeing in her crate.

Magwart, I sure know about the garden issue. My boy used to unplant things for me all the time.
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