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Jäger is going to be 11 months old soon and has been going to the bathroom in the same area for last 8 months with no issue. About a month ago he started to go in other places. We'd walk him down to his spot and he wouldn't do anything and then we'd catch him squatting in random other areas. Any thoughts??
 

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Jäger is going to be 11 months old soon and has been going to the bathroom in the same area for last 8 months with no issue. About a month ago he started to go in other places. We'd walk him down to his spot and he wouldn't do anything and then we'd catch him squatting in random other areas. Any thoughts??
LOL, Dumb question, but does it matter? (as in grass damage) Maybe he finds the smell of the old spot offensive or the new spot better. Never know with those awesome noses :)
 

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Do you pick up the spot maybe it has become to full for him, or are you in an area where a wild animal could have used that spot too, around here coyotes are really bad find them up in the yard all the time.
I dont' know if it applies to dogs but one sign of a urinary infection in cats is refusal to use the litter box because they associate it with hurting.
 

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Vegas...He has been trained to go in a certain area so we don't have worry about hitting landmine when we're playing ball in the rest of the yard. He was doing fine for a long time and it just stopped suddenly, so it tells me something is wrong. He's going in different places if we don't watch him so it's not like he's found a better spot.

Franksmom, the area is cleaned every week and it's a good size area he can go in, about 20 yds long by 5 yds wide. Now, you do mention a couple things I hadn't thought of... other animals using the area. We have coyotes too, but they would have to jump a 6ft fence to get in. Not impossible, so I will take a closer look for other "users". My daughter is studying to be a vet tech so we'll crack open her books and see if the behavior is indicative of UTI for a dog.

Also going to disinfect the area to see if that helps.
 
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