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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexG View Post
    Could someone help me stop my Labs from peeing on my deck?

    We have a large deck over part of the fenced-in back yard. My dogs are indoor dog but they get let out twice a day. On their afternoon let out, they stay out for a couple of hours.

    Here is my problem: when my wife or I first let them out, they go to their favorite spot to do their business. Later, they come back up to the deck and lie around or play. Often, my males will pee on the deck chairs or BBQ grill. I have caught them at it and reprimanded/ reinforced a behavior change. I just spend 5 days renovating the deck and they are back to doing the same behavior.

    I appreciate any suggestions. Thank you in advance!

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    Is there any way to gate off the deck?

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    I was thinking gate too. Either that or you could create a defined "potty place" and train them to go there exclusively (same principles as original house training).

    Combine that with giving the deck a good spray of natures miracle to completely remove the odor, might cut down on the "marking" your male is doing.
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    You only let them out twice a day to potty???

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    Thanks, everyone:

    The way the multi-layered deck is designed does not allow me to secure a gate. I will clean the areas they pee on and re-stain. I guess I don't understand why, after using the grassy area, they lift their legs on the deck.

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    They're intact, right? Any chance you have night-time visitors? (raccoons, etc?) They're probably "marking" more than "peeing".
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    Go out with them!! When they go to lift on the deck, give a collar correction and a stern LEAVE IT! And then take them to a more appropriate spot. Not to be too blunt about it, but if you're not out there to teach them what you want them to do (much like house training inside), how can you expect them to know that the deck is off-limits for pee?

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    I just purchased a spray for outside, going to clean porch this weekend...will see if it works! My Bailey loves to pee on chairs, grill and a part of the wall let me clarify outside ONLY!
    It just started at about 3yo and has been a pita! I'll post an update next week...here is to praying it works!

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