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Old 12-26-2010, 11:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dodger just peed on the stairs in front of me, he's done this twice in the year we've had him and it just started recently. One was last week he just decided to pee in front of my mom (we think he was mad at her for taking a bully stick away that wasn't his, he stole it from our 17 year old). then tonight I took him for a hour to an hour and half walk, did some OB and fed him then he goes upstairs gets his bone chews on it comes down to the landing and just starts peeing. i got really mad at him and rubbing his nose in it then put him outside, He's 2 1/2 and completely potty trained. I don't know why this is suddenly starting. He has no medical issues we took him to the vet and had every thing done on him and it all came back negative. Is he marking his territory? or trying to show who's boss?
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Any time there is a sudden change in bathroom habits you need to take in a urine sample and check for a UTI. Be sure to get the sample during the first pee in the morning. If that comes back negative I would keep looking because there must be something medical going on. Dogs do not suddenly start peeing in the house out of spite, dominance or anything else...unless there's been some sort of major change in your household?

The rubbing the nose in it thing went out with the stone ages. Never worked then and doesn't work now.
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When we took him to the vet she said to bring in a sample and it came back negative. I realize now that I probably shouldn't have rubbed his nose in it, I was really really mad at him, now that I've calmed down that rubbing noses in it doesn't work. My take on it is he's trying to be dominate by claiming things ie my stairs and my ottoman. he has been off his normal exercise routine because of the week straight rain we had, but now that it's not raining we're back on it.
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You should definitely correct him when you catch him doing this - minus the nose rubbing - and take him immediately outside where you praise him for peeing. He is starting to mark in the house and you need to catch him in the act in order to stop it. You also have to REALLY clean up the spots in the house so he's not drawn to them again.
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He knew he was busted when I got up to go get him. I grabbed him by the scruff as he was trying to run from me, tail tucked between his legs, head down and crying all the way to the door. I threw him outside and went and cleaned the spot. Luckily we have good spot cleaner. My mom told me to rub his nose in it. I was so mad that I just did what she said usually I dont rub noses in it.
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You need a cleaner with enzymes that will get rid of the odor. Most spot cleaners will not work. I've heard vinegar works but there are special cleaners for animal urine.
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The spot cleaner that we have is for urine we got it because our 17 year old is starting to lose control of his bowels and bladder
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White vinegar mixed with water works better than anything else.

You had a urine culture done when?

The only males I've ever had do that were fosters and they only did when they first came in the house.

If it really does turn out to be behavioral then I would be sure he's on NILIF and keep him on a leash so that he can't mark.
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you rubbed his nose in urine and now you threw him outside.
you didn't throw him outside did you? you dragged him by
the scruff of his neck which isn't a good move either.
vinegar and warm water should help with the clean up.
when my pup went on the carpet i cleaned it up with
the vinegar and water and i also dusted the top and bottom
with baking powder or baking soda.

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I threw him outside and went and cleaned the spot.
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you rubbed his nose in urine and now you threw him outside.
you didn't throw him outside did you? you dragged him by
the scruff of his neck which isn't a good move either.
vinegar and warm water should help with the clean up.
when my pup went on the carpet i cleaned it up with
the vinegar and water and i also dusted the top and bottom
with baking powder or baking soda.
The only reason why I scruffed him was because that was the only thing I could grab to get him to come with me. He wouldn't come when I called him because he knew what he did was a bad move and was going to get in trouble. I didn't actually throw him outside I put him outside i can't pick up a 75 pound dog by just his neck first of that's cruel and I would never ever do anything to hurt or mistreat my dogs. I'm going to say this again my mom told me to rub his nose in it and I was so mad that I just did what she told me to after I calmed down I realized I should t have done that as it does nothing. I told her so and all she said what's that how we potty trained our dogs growing up. I'll try the vinegar and warm water to make sure I really got it out.

Bowwowmom we took him in Wednesday and got the results friday. It came back negative.
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