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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-20-2018, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Peeing or marking?

Hello, I have a 10 week old male GSD. I brought him home a week ago and since day one have crate trained. The regular routine is I take him out of the crate to the backyard. He urinates and sometimes poops and then we either play in the backyard or go inside to play fetch with a ball, then either back to his crate or sit by me leashed.

Since yesterday, he detours from bringing the ball back to me and heads into the piano room with the ball (which has no door) and immediately urinates. He's repeated this behavior twice more since it started yesterday.

I will stop him in the act with a stern "Uh Uh" and take him outside. Once outside he doesn't need to urinate. Could it be that what he's doing in the piano room is marking? He doesn't lift a leg. Also, I think he's to young to begin marking right?

If he's not marking, why is he urinating in the piano room after urinating in the back yard only 5 minutes earlier?

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BTW... when he urinates in the piano room he squats down and urinates onto the carpet.

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You need a good enzymatic cleaner, a regular cleaner won't work. The puppy is smelling the scent and just peeing in that spot because he thinks it's his potty area. If you eliminate the scent with an enzymatic cleaner and consistently take him out at least every 15-30 minutes praise for peeing outside things will improve. He's still a puppy so he's still learning. That's not marking behavior and he is too young he just isn't potty trained. Don't scold for accidents in the house, just make a quick interrupting noise and carry him outside, praise for outside potty. Some puppies get this quicker than others and some just take a little more time. I raised one puppy who got it the day we brought him home at 8 weeks and he never had another accident in his life. My most recent puppy took about 4 months to be fully potty trained. He had some greater obstacles though since we lived on the third floor of an apartment. Be consistent and set a timer if you have to and take him out often. Any inside potty mistakes are on YOU, you were not watching him close enough or you didn't take him out in time. At 10 weeks old he's just starting to learn bladder control. He is just a little baby. Constantly keep an eye on him, and if you cannot put him in his crate or tether him to your belt loop.
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Music critic? He's just not clear on the pattern yet John. Don't give him too much freedom just yet, in his mind it could just be a little distance from the crate means potty area. Just keep being consistent and very direct with where he potties outside.
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Hi, do you have a recommendation on an enzymatic cleaner?
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Hi, do you have a recommendation on an enzymatic cleaner?
We use this stuff:

Bissell Pawsitively Clean

Works well. Cleans up pee, poop, puke and removes the smell.
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Hi, do you have a recommendation on an enzymatic cleaner?
I don't remember what kind we used since it's been a while since my guy was a puppy, but Amazon has some well rated ones. As long as it says "enzymatic cleaner" or has "enzymes" you should be good to go!
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Tether him to you until you get this stopped. Urine soaks into the padding also, so soak the area really well. We used the Bissell and had good luck with the Clorox Urine remover, which we could buy at Sams Club in bulk. Like that it often foams a little on the pee. That way I knew if I found wet spots, as Gunny was one that cleaned up his pee, I was getting all the pee spots..on hardwood.

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