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Old 08-06-2009, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6 Month Old Still Peeing in House

I'm having issues with my now 6 month old pup peeing in the house. He gets let out every 2 - 3 hours but will pee in his crate or on the floor if it's just slightly beyond the 2 - 3 hour timeframe. The only exception is overnight. He is excellent in his crate at night. His last walk is between 10 - 11 pm and up in at 6 am. We cut his water off at 7 pm.

I'm wondering if we need to neuter him early b/c of the peeing. He is not lifting his leg. We do have another 5 year old fixed male dog and do not have this issue.

I was hoping by now we can extend the length of time between outings to 4 hours but this doesn't seem possible.

Any ideas or suggestions?
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I'm not sure neutering would help with the peeing. Never heard of that before.
Maybe as he gets older he'll be able to hold it longer.
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Vet visit to see if there is an infection or something.
Then if he's healthy, back to basics on house training. -- Tethered to you or crated until this behavior is under control. Out after a nap, out after a play session.
No neutering will not fix this. Vigilant humans will! As the humans and the dogs adjust, the toilet breaks will become further apart.
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Originally Posted By: DenaliFofaliI'm not sure neutering would help with the peeing. Never heard of that before.
Maybe as he gets older he'll be able to hold it longer.
I forgot to add, he does go outside. In fact, he's been very good about it right from the start when we got him at 9 weeks old.
We tell him "pee pee" for both pee and poop and he does his thing. I was wondering about the neutering b/c I'm not sure if he's marking or he just can't hold it.

We've been trying to give him more freedom in the house but tonight, he wandered in the hall near the door and peed on the rug. Of course, I thought he needed to go but just didn't get to him in time. The next thing, I hear the familar tingling sound.

I hope it's only b/c he needs more time. It just seems like he'll never be able to hold it past 2.5 hours and that isn't going to work. It took my yellow lab just about a year to be completely house trained. I never let my adult dogs go more than 6 hours if I can help it. And, when that happens, it's very rare.

Anyone else with this issue now or in the past?
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Originally Posted By: middleofnowhereVet visit to see if there is an infection or something.
Then if he's healthy, back to basics on house training. -- Tethered to you or crated until this behavior is under control. Out after a nap, out after a play session.
No neutering will not fix this. Vigilant humans will! As the humans and the dogs adjust, the toilet breaks will become further apart.
Infection... would that not be apparant at night as well? He's good through the night. It's during the day if I'm not extra vigilant that it becomes an issue. Guess I can't relax just yet.
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I think with potty-training, the best way to do it is to prevent accidents.
Maybe you have to start from square one with him because he's not getting it yet.
Denali was the first dog I've ever potty trained and preventing the accident made it all a snap.
Could you maybe take him out a little more often? Like say every hour until he just gets in the habit of only peeing outside.

Some puppies just can't hold it so long even at 6 months. Sometimes, although rare adult dogs can't hold it long either
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No I don't think you can relax just yet
Even with Denali who is potty trained I can't trust her. One night, she squatted in right in front of me and peed on the carpet.
I think she just had a brain fart that night but I still keep all doors closed and keep her in sight.
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Originally Posted By: DenaliFofaliI think with potty-training, the best way to do it is to prevent accidents.
Maybe you have to start from square one with him because he's not getting it yet.
Denali was the first dog I've ever potty trained and preventing the accident made it all a snap.
Could you maybe take him out a little more often? Like say every hour until he just gets in the habit of only peeing outside.

Some puppies just can't hold it so long even at 6 months. Sometimes, although rare adult dogs can't hold it long either
With my lab, I would slowly space the time over a period of time until completely house trained. With my GSD, I can't seem to get him past 2.5 hours. Guess, we're still not ready to relax. My GSD needs more time.

Basically, he was letting me know by wandering over to the front door. I do know his signels. I failed to act quickly enough. He's a large boy - doesn't look like a pup with the exception that his chest and head need to fill out.

I must add, he's really a very good boy. I was wondering if there was something wrong with him but I think it's time that he needs.
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I think he just doesn't "get it". The fact that he CAN hold it all night shows that he physically CAN hold it longer than 2 1/2 hours.

I would NOT let him have run of the house. If you aren't able to block off doorways, put him on a leash.

Taking them out on an exact schedule an CAUSE them to go on that "schedule".

It sounds like has been taken out every 2 to 3 hours for quite a while. So he has come to EXPECT that.
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Originally Posted By: DenaliFofaliNo I don't think you can relax just yet
Even with Denali who is potty trained I can't trust her. One night, she squatted in right in front of me and peed on the carpet.
I think she just had a brain fart that night but I still keep all doors closed and keep her in sight.
How old is Denali? I know what you mean, Sirius did that in the crate - looked right at me and peed. I felt awful b/c I should've known he needed to go. When I called his named, he stopped peeing. In that situation, I was able to usher him outside for him to finish and praise him.

Guess I'm feeling inpatient...
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