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Hello, I joined in hopes of getting some help with a problem. I have a 7 year old female, Schautzi, who has always been wonderful - no behavior problems, easily potty trained. We got a new male, Gus (4 months old). The dogs get along great, they play together and seem to really love each other. BUT, Schautzi has been peeing in the house lately! I don't know what's up with her! Has anyone had this problem before? And does anyone know how to fix it??? Thank you for any suggestions.
 

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I would rule out a UTI before doing anything. Just take a sample of her first morning urine to the vet. One of my girls has been house broken for ages, and the only indication of a UTI was that she peed in the house.

If it is not a UTI, could she just be so busy playing in the house with the new dog she can't be bothered to ask to go out?
 

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So agree with Threedogs!!
 

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Yes. Much more frequently and they have trouble holding it.
 

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Another vote for ThreeDogs' answer. When you see a really sudden change in behavior like this, ruling out any physical causes before addressing it as a behavior issue is always a smart way to go.
 

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I say UTI as well!
 

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I agree with the advice here but I would like to ask whether you have seen her pee or could she be marking over your 4mo dogs "accidents". Just another thought to add to the mix.

All the best.
 

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after i adopted teagan i had an issue w/her having problems peeing - first she couldn't go, then she couldn't hold it - we thought she had a bladder infection but actually she had hip dysplasia, and that's how she got diagnosed. something else to maybe think about given her age, if you've noticed any weakness in her back end.
 

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We had the same issue with Elle when we frist brought home Emma, after rulling out a UTI, we then realized it was over her not wanting to leave that pup for a second, not even to go potty, after several days of working with her, she finally realized the pup was going to be ok and would be here when she came back in, ever since, no problems....

Maybe try taking the bigger dog out with the pup at the same time and see if that helps with the problem, but first do make sure it isn't a UTI first.
 
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