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Old 12-06-2012, 10:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Well, we are in a 2nd story apartment. So, by the time I get out the door and down to her "spot" she has left a pee trail alllll over lol. We are moving into a house in March, I just wanted to have this down before she starts peeing all over our new carpets..
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:11 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I manage carrying her actually, for the first 5 months of her life, she REFUSED to go up or down the stairs. That was a lot of fun...

Now she weighs 55 lbs and isn't actually that heavy to carry. However, once she grows more, I don't see carrying her happening!!
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, it won't be pleasant for you, due to her bladder size at 9 months (a lot of pee all at once), but you could start her off with a pee pad. They have ones that resemble a lawn with a tray underneath so you aren't totally dependent on a pad soaking it up before it hits a floor. When she uses that comfortably, transition her to outside. By that time she'll know not to go on the way out


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Old 12-06-2012, 10:30 AM   #14 (permalink)
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We had her trained on pee pads when she came down with Parvo, then all of a sudden, she just decided she did not like them and won't go on them now. She'll move it over and go where it was! It's crazy.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:01 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Does she pee in the same spots when she comes inside? We had this problem with our female GSD. We cleaned up the pee and she would still come in and pee in that spot. Normal cleaning doesn't get rid of it. The dog will still smell the scent and involuntarily pee on that spot. We had to soak our floor with a product that breaks down the urine on the molecular level. Now she doesn't pee in the house. Not sure if that's your problem but that was our experience.


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Old 12-07-2012, 10:06 AM   #16 (permalink)
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She does seem to go back to certain areas, however we have deep cleaned/shampooed our carpets with Nature's Miracle carpet shampoo!


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Have you checked her for a UTI?

Unfortunately, you've taught her to pee in the house (on pads). Where she's peed on the carpet, it's probably soaked through to the pad and into the subflooring below. Get rid of the pee pads and start training her as if she were a baby as described by Debbie above.

Stop carrying her down the stairs, if you still are. Work on getting her to go up and down on her own.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I'm not familiar with Nature's Miracle but we had to use something called Urine Gone. I think that was the name. You have to completely douse and soak the spot and leave it for 24 - 48 hrs so it will get all the way down to the subfloor and have time to break down the urine molecules. We also use a steam cleaner every once in a while with a pet solution.


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Have you checked her for a UTI?

Unfortunately, you've taught her to pee in the house (on pads). Where she's peed on the carpet, it's probably soaked through to the pad and into the subflooring below. Get rid of the pee pads and start training her as if she were a baby as described by Debbie above.

Stop carrying her down the stairs, if you still are. Work on getting her to go up and down on her own.

She started going up and down the stairs at 5 months. She was afraid of being able to see through them. We had to train her on pee pads because she had Parvovirus and could not go outside for 4 weeks. She doesn't like to use them anymore though.

We have deep cleaned our carpets twice with Nature's Miracle carpet shampoo and have gotten rid of all stains. I'm not sure if she can still smell them though.

What really boggles me is the fact she doesn't show me a sign to go pee, only poop. (I only know that because she starts doing circle after circle) Is there a way to train her to start showing me she needs to go outside?!
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I'm not familiar with Nature's Miracle but we had to use something called Urine Gone. I think that was the name. You have to completely douse and soak the spot and leave it for 24 - 48 hrs so it will get all the way down to the subfloor and have time to break down the urine molecules. We also use a steam cleaner every once in a while with a pet solution.


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Nature's Miracle is just a popular pet cleanser/deodorizer where I live. We have steam cleaned twice in the past 4 months.
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