Our expert says:
Dog Behaviour Expert
Hi Annie, with regard to cleaning rather try 1/3 vinegar to 2/3 water and wash and dap with paper towels several times which will get rid of the urine. After that put down some citronella oil which should stop her doing it in the same place. The majority of household products contain an amount of ammonia which is what is in urine - so the area ends up smelling even more like a toilet!
As the behaviour happens at night when you are sleeping I really believe that crate training would be the best option for you. A dog is a natural den animals and they seldom eliminate where they sleep. There is an article on my friendsofthedog site that will tell you exactly how to go about getting her used to it. Good luck!
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