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SkippyShadowCat 04-22-2014 02:14 AM

Urinating in house
I have a 4 month male GSD pup that had been doing well with the potty training, goes outside when he needs to go. But lately he has been having accidents in the house which I thought were normal puppy accidents but it seems different. When he goes outside he stands in one spot and gets it all out but when he does it inside he does it and walks and leaves a trail of urine. Is this normal? Or is it a territorial thing?

Zeeva 04-22-2014 02:37 AM

That doesn't sound like a territorial issue. In my experience 'marking' is usually done with the lift of a leg.

Sounds more like he can't hold it, maybe? Was he neutered recently...?

SkippyShadowCat 04-22-2014 02:43 AM

He always just stands when he pees doesn't squat or lift yet. And no not yet.

Zeeva 04-22-2014 02:49 AM

I would go to a vet first to make sure there is nothing wrong medically (like UTI). I've also read that a change in diet (slowly) might help.

Hope more people chime in.


SkippyShadowCat 04-22-2014 06:31 PM

Ive done a ua on him and everything was fine. I have noticed twice while he was standing that a few drops of urine will drip out just out of nowhere. Dont know if its related

SkippyShadowCat 04-23-2014 12:05 AM

Any thoughts on this?

Skyrim 04-23-2014 08:53 PM

It's a very normal juvenile behavior in dogs at this age , it just needs training and patience. As for urination you should observe usual signs of lower and upper urinary tracks symptoms such as hesitancy , intermittent and post void dribbling. Make sure he's well hydrated and the urine color is not very dark yellow. You should only worry if he starts to show signs of reduced activity level. For urination i would suggest tacking him to the same spot he usually urinates at and make it a habit that he should only urinate there.

DellaWrangler 04-24-2014 02:01 PM

Make sure to close the door to any unoccupied rooms in the house (Pups love to mark in empty rooms. It's like the doggie equivalent of the "I was here" grafitti.) Try and make sure he goes out on a consistent schedule, as in, at the exact same times every day, give or take a couple of minutes. Clean whatever spot he's peed on thoroughly, so he can't smell his old urine -- bleach, steam clean, if on the carpet. As Skyrim mentioned -- watch him like a hawk, while he's in the house. Pups show signs before they potty -- it varies from puppy to puppy what those are. If all else fails, tether him to yourself, as you go about your normal business around the house (also a good introduction to loose-leash walking.) If he starts squirming, let him outside and praise him generously/treat when he pees where he's supposed to.

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