I have recently got a new puppy in addition to my 10 year old Boxer Dog. Now both the puppy and the older dog, when they go to the toilet, go straight out the door and go on the concrete Pavers. I want them to go to the grass area. Any ideas on how to achieve this? Also I’d like to know how to get rid of the smell of dog urine off the pavers.
I’m not an expert on dog training but I will tell you what I think you should do.
Whenever you see them peeing on the concrete, smack them on the nose (not really hard, just firm enough so they know they’ve been naughty) and directly say "no" to them.
Do they sniff the ground before they pee? If so, you could sprinkle pepper on the areas that they pee on.
To get rid of the smell… You could soak bleach on it for a few minutes then hose it off.
Or you could put, I think, a cup of white vinegar in a bucket of warm water, wipe the smelly spots with that. Then put a generous layer of bicarbonate soda over the smelly spot and the next day, vacuum it off.
I know it gets rid of smells and stains in carpet.
I hope I helped. =]
Oh and another thing. When you see them pee on the grass reward them with a treat, pat them and tell them how good they are. =]