How long can your dachshund hold their pee ?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

How old is the dog?  Is it hot, and drinking a lot of water?  Could it have a urinary tract infection?  Male or female? 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I wonder if she might have an infection?  That would make her feel as if she had to pee a lot.  They are small dogs with small bladders, but if this is a big change for her she might need to see a vet for a urine check.   

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We have a male mini dachshund – he has a dog door so can go out whenever he wants but he doesn’t go more than once every few hours. he spends A LOT of time sleeping.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@isabelle_86:  Before we moved into a house with a fenced in yard we had those puppy training pads placed just by the door so that he didn’t have to hold if we weren’t home and we didn’t have to get up in the middle of the night to let him out, that were a saviour!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@isabelle_86:  mines 5 and can hold it for a pretty long time! When he was a baby I had to get up a few times at night to let him out. The pee pads ended up being amazing for me but then he grew longer and didn’t realize that even if he wa standing on the pads his back end wasn’t on it and he was still peeing on the floor. Over time it was longer periods of time and now he goes 8-9 hours while we are at work without peeing inside. we have security cameras in our house so I placed them where I can see him and 90% of the day he sleeps, the rest of the time he’s throwing his toys around! 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

We have a small chihuahua mix, and she can hold it 8-10 hours if she has to. But OP, iirc, your dog isn’t potty trained so I think that’s your issue. A dog who hasn’t been properly potty trained will just go willy nilly. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

As PPs have mentioned, unless there is a medical condition an adult dog should be able to hold it for several hours.

In previous posts you mentioned she peed on the couch, on a pillow, and on a blanket.  Is she actively squatting to pee in these places or is she peeing in her sleep?  If she is peeing in her sleep that points to more medical issues that should be checked out.

It could be that she is not a house trained dog and all the moving around recently has really stressed her out.  Unfortunately, you just need to go back to square one with the house training.  If it is just house training issues, she sees nothing wrong with going in the house.  So whereas a house trained dog might have to pee during the day they will know to hold it, she just goes in the house.  There isn’t going to be a quick fix for this.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@isabelle_86:  Yeah, sounds like she was just never house trained properly.  At least she has found you now and you have the time and patience to work with her!  Hopefully she will realize she is at her forever home now and will mellow out soon, that may help.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@isabelle_86:  You need to retrain her…

Everytime she wakes up, take her out.

After she eats, take her out.

After she drinks, take her out.

Take her out every 30 minutes if she has not done any of the above.

Everytime you take her out and she doesn’t go to the bathroom, put her in the crate for a FEW minutes. Then take her out again. Repeat until she goes… then praise her for it!

 

Use the same command word everytime. I tell my dog “Go potty!” and he does.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

We have a dachshund/yorkie mix, she’s about 5 months old and can hold it 8-9 hours overnight. She’s potty pad trained, and during the day she goes somewhat frequently (every 2-3 hours) just because she has such ease of access to her potty spot…she’ll wake herself up from a nap, use the pad and go right back to sleep. It’s SO nice not having to let her out and I’m sure it’s nice for her to not have to hold it when we’re not home! 🙂

 

We were pretty rigorous with potty training initially to get her to this point though. The first month we got her up 3x a night, after every sip of water or bite to eat,  after every playtime and then every hour regardless of activity. Every time she did it correctly we made a huge deal about it and gave her lots of high value treats. It really sounds like you need to retrain your pup. It’s not too late, so don’t get discouraged! There are so many resources online for support and guidance. The most important thing is consistency and patience. Even though you’ll be tempted, don’t scold the dog or rub her nose in it of she has an accident…that breaks down her confidence and can disrupt the bond between the two of you. Just get a decent enzyme cleaner and otherwise ignore that it happened. Jusy keep at it and remember this is a problem that can definitely be fixed!

 

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