Why is My Pet Marking My Persian Rug?

Why is My Pet Marking My Persian Rug?

Posted on May 24, 2019; by Rassin R.

Pet fascination with rugs

Have you ever ask yourself, “So why is my pet marking my Persian Rug?” If you’re reading this blog, chances are, you have a pet that just won’t stop marking your Persian rug. Rest assured you are not alone. Behnam Rugs is hosting an event on June 8 to address this common issue among pet owners and especially dog owners. Please attend our upcoming event and click on –> “Rug, Dog, Wine” Event to hear our WRR Radio Ad for our event. Once you participate, you find out why Spot marks your rugs. You will find out what you can do to reduce dog markings on your precious oriental rug. This is actually a fairly common issue among many Persian rug owners. Although we mainly see inappropriate marking occurring among puppies and kittens, adult dogs and cats can also be frequent markers themselves. Let’s find out why. Please read our Press Release “Rug, Dog, Wine” and how to understand you dogs behavior toward your handmade rugs.

Why is My Pet Marking My Rug?

Sometimes, the answer to this question is simply the type of rug that you have. Is your rug a tufted rug? Tufted rugs are rugs with a glued on backing to them. They are quite popular due to being less expensive options than hand-knotted or hand-woven Persian and Oriental rugs.

Tufted rugs have a few common issues, though, and one of them is that the glue used to attach the backing to the rug causes many pets to mark the rug. The glue on tufted rugs can come from a variety of sources. It could be a natural or organic type of glue, or it could be a chemical based glue. Both types of glue give off a distinct odor. Although this odor might not be detected by humans so easily, pets can definitely smell it.

Dogs are especially sensitive to the odor that a tufted rug’s glue gives off. The scent confuses them and they may urinate on your rug out of confusion. Although puppies are the main offender here, this behavior occurs in dogs of all ages, not just puppies. Cats can also be confused by this odor. If your pet is constantly urinating or marking your tufted rug, it might be time to replace the rug. Although tufted rugs may seem like an inexpensive option when you purchase them, the amount of cleaning you will end up needing is simply not worth it in the end.

But My Rug Isn’t Tufted!

Your pet may still mark your rug, even if it is not tufted. There are a few reasons for this.

If your pet has marked your rug for quite some time and it has not stopped this behavior, it might be because your pet believes that marking your rug is allowed. Your pet cannot tell the difference between a fine rug and “its spot.” They are one and the same to your pet. It is important to stop your pet from marking your rug as soon as you see signs of this behavior. All pets are different, so there is no universal approach to stopping the behavior. We suggest taking the approach that you normally do when you are teaching your pet right from wrong.

If your pet is normally well trained and has suddenly started marking your rug for no reason at all, there could be a few different causes.

Is your pet marking many surfaces and not just your rug? Your pet could have digestive or urinary tract issues. This is especially common in older dogs and cats. Call your vet and explain what is going on. Let them know that your pet does not normally do this, and this behavior is recent. They will be able to provide you with the proper knowledge on how to approach this situation.

If your pet is only marking your Persian rug, you must approach the situation differently. This is likely not an issue with your pet’s health but with your pet’s behavior. There is a very good chance that your pet was marking the rug without you noticing, and they have been conditioned to believe that is okay. Keep a close eye on your pet and stop them from marking the rug as soon as you see them trying to do so. Alternatively, you can stop your pet from being on your rug at all. Another reason that your pet might only be marking your rug is that there is some sort of odor attached to it that your pet does not agree with, such as the smell of another animal or, as mentioned above, the smell of your pet’s own urine. At Beham Rugs we wash rugs with live enzymes and organic shampoos.

How to Get Rid of the Odor

We strongly suggest having your rug cleaned and opting for an enzyme wash. An enzyme wash will break down the odors in your rug, including the odors that make your pet feel that it is okay to mark your rug. You can read more about this process on our odor removal page, or you can call us for more information. There is no obligation to purchase a service if you call us. We understand that you might want to shop around, and sometimes you just want to know how rugs are cleaned in the first place.

For information on how to minimize odors and prevent stains after an accident, check out our blog post, Baking Soda and Persian Rugs: Taking Steps to Minimize Pet Damage to Your Rug.

Press Release-Rug, Dog, Wine Seminar

Behnam Rugs Press Release | Rug, Dog, and Wine Seminar

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Behnam Rugs’ Second Free Seminar/Brunch and Appraisal Event Will Take Place on Saturday, June 8th
The “Rug, Dog, Wine” Seminar will Demystify the Two Most Common Causes of Stains: Dogs and Wine

Dallas, TX – May 9, 2019: Behnam Rugs, North Dallas’ leading fine rug resource for over forty years, will open the doors of their spectacular Preston Road emporium to host a free seminar/brunch for the community. Owner and rug expert Ben Tavakolian will share his lifelong passion for the art and culture of fine rugs with customers old and new. This second event in the lecture series will focus on preventing and cleaning rug stains caused by dogs and wine, two of life’s great pleasures except when they collide with your favorite rug. The seminar will also address a few mysteries. “There are actual reasons why your dog prefers expensive rugs,” Tavakolian says.

In addition to the opportunity to enjoy tasty food and learn in a casual, fun environment, guests are encouraged to bring their own treasured rugs to the showroom for professional appraisal by Behnam’s team of experts. As always, dogs are welcome.

Other subjects that will be discussed include:

  • The difference between traditional, tufted, viscose, machine and hooked rugs
  • Different methods of cleaning rugs
  • How rugs respond to stain treatments depending on how they’re made
  • The pros and cons of cleaning with organic enzymes
  • Why dogs are fascinated with rugs
  • How to respond if your dog reacts to your rug
  • Preventing your dog from repeating the behavior
  • What to do immediately if you spill wine on your rug
  • How we treat the problem when you bring it to us

Rug, Dog, Wine” will be held at Behnam Rugs, Saturday June 8, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at their showroom, 18000 Preston Road, Dallas.

About Behnam Rugs:

Since 1978, Behnam Rugs of Dallas has been in the business of selling fine handmade rugs and providing expert oriental rug cleaning Dallas, pet stain removal, pets and rugs, Persian rug wash services. In 1999, Behnam “Ben” Tavakolian moved the company to its present location on Preston Road, where he designed and built a distinctive Mediterranean-style showroom and service center from the ground up. The showroom was designed to utilize as much natural light as possible, as it showcased beautiful antique and new rugs from around the world. It is a source to interior designers, architects, and homeowners who have come to appreciate the unparalleled selection. Adjacent to the showroom is the Behnam Rugs state of the art, hand-wash, rug care services-repair, and rug restoration center.  Please visit our Instagram page and share our Press Release picture. In order to listen to our WRR-101.1 Radio Ad, click here

 

Contact:

Ben Tavakolian

Behnam Rugs

P:972.733.0400

A:18000 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252

W: www.behnamrugs.com

E: behnam@behnamrugs.com

 

*Limit one (1) rug per family

Rug Cleaning Dallas

RUG CLEANING Dallas

Posted on April 9, 2019; by Rassin R.

Rug Cleaning Dallas by Behnam Rugs. Rug Cleaning is an essential service that Behnam Rugs offers for the past 40 years in Dallas. Its spring time and all over the northern hemisphere people are cleaning house especially cleaning their oriental rugs as well as their Persian handmade rugs. In the old days, households use to have a special crew come in to wash the individual Persian rugs right there. But today, it is not possible to have rug washing and rug cleaning to happen in your backyard. Behnam Rugs of Dallas, provides a complimentary rug pickup. Give us a call at (972) 733-0400 and schedule a RUG CLEANING service. As the weather improved, the turnaround for rug cleaning and drying is much faster. You will get your rug in no time.

For the health of your Persian Rug, we recommend you to get a new fitted rug pad.

As you stop by our showroom, take a look at our many rug styles, designs, and sizes. If you have any questions, we are here to provide you an answer. We also offer periodically a rug seminar at our showroom. Simply give us a call or sign up on our email list. We will update you as for when our next seminar and rug event will be. Please visit us at 18000 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252.

Rug Cleaning

 

 

 

 

ORIENTAL RUG CLEANING ADDISON

PROFESSIONAL ORIENTAL RUG CLEANING ADDISON TX BY BEHNAM RUGS

Posted on March 31, 2019; by Rassin R.

We specialize in techniques for oriental rug washing. We always advise, use clean water and a damp cloth to clean your oriental rugs at home. However, we assess each rug cleaning on a one-on-one basis. We use the same hand-washing-techniques as were used and perfected in old Persia. However, we stay abreast with new organic shampoos. Our organic-hand-washing method of washing rugs comes from a special technique that has been documented in Persian history of rug washing & rug making, and is used today.

  • Drop-off your Oriental Rugs to our showroom at 18000 Preston Rd
  • A rug expert will examine your rug in front of you
  • We give a history on your precious rug  
  • We examine your rug fibers viscose-rayon-silk, wool, natural silk, cotton
  • Oriental rug tagged with rug description
  • Schedule a professional hand-wash with organic shampoos
  • Our 10-Step Area Rug Cleaning Process
  • Use special authentic rug washing techniques
  • Use special Oriental rug dehydrating techniques for wool-rugs
  • Use special Oriental rug drying techniques for natural-silk-rugs
  • Post-inspection of Oriental Rug before delivery
  • Schedule Oriental rug delivery

We offer rug appraisals for fair market value and replacement value are also available on request.

Behnam Rugs washes fine rugs such as Oriental rugs and Persian rugs from all over the world. Oriental, Persian, Turkish, Indian, Chinese, and American Indian. Our state of the art “rug cleaning-hand-washing plant” gives a whole new meaning to the word “Clean”.

Please call us at 972-733-0400 or visit us on Facebook and Instagram.  For further comments or questions please contact us with your questions.Or simply visit our Yelp page and leave us a review. Thank you!

ORIENTAL RUG CLEANING CARROLLTON

PROFESSIONAL ORIENTAL RUG CLEANING CARROLLTON TX BY BEHNAM RUGS

Posted on March 31, 2019; by Rassin R.

Behnam Rugs is a family owned business. Professional Oriental Rug Cleaning by Behnam Rugs service Carrollton, TX.  We specializes in oriental rug cleaning for all kind of handmade area rugs and Persian rugs. We also sell rugs. We handle each Oriental Rug with utmost care since 1978. We specialize in techniques for oriental rug washing. We assess each rug cleaning on a one-on-one basis. We use the same hand-washing-techniques as were used thousand years ago and perfected in old Persia. However, we stay abreast with new organic shampoos. Our organic-hand-washing method of washing rugs comes from a special technique that has been documented in Persian history of rug washing & rug making, and is used today.

ORIENTAL RUG INSPECTION PROCESS IN CARROLLTON, TX

  • Drop-off your Oriental Rugs to our showroom at 18000 Preston Rd
  • A rug expert will examine your rug in front of you
  • We give a history on your precious rug  
  • We examine your rug fibers viscose-rayon-silk, wool, natural silk, cotton

ORIENTAL RUG WASHING PROCESS IN CARROLLTON, TX

  • Oriental rug tagged with rug description
  • Schedule a professional hand-wash with organic shampoos
  • Oriental enzyme rug-wash for pet spoiled rugs
  • Use special authentic rug washing techniques
  • Use special drying and grooming for Silk rugs
  • Use special Oriental rug dehydrating techniques for wool-rugs
  • Post-inspection of Oriental Rug before delivery
  • Schedule Oriental rug delivery

Our 10-Step Area Rug Cleaning Process is excellent for everything from handmade to machine made rugs. Our complimentary pickup and delivery is at your service. Be sure to take the tour of our unique facility in Dallas, TX.

We offer written rug appraisals for fair market value and replacement value are also available on request. We also suggest after each rug wash you to change your rug padding. It will keep your rug in good condition.

Behnam Rugs washes fine rugs such as Oriental rugs and Persian rugs from all over the world. Oriental, Persian, Turkish, Indian, Chinese, and American Indian. Our state of the art “rug cleaning-hand-washing plant” gives a whole new meaning to the word “Clean”.

Please call us at 972-733-0400 or visit us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter  For further comments or questions please contact us with your questions.Or simply visit our Yelp page and leave us a review. Thank you!