(Closed) Need some serious pet help! My dog is driving me crazy!

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

bah that sucks, put him on the same schedule as the puppy?

If you take her out every hour, take him out as well, just don’t give him the opportunity to have an accident. reward him like you do the puppy, with praise and such for going potty outside.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

oh wait both are boys well, substitute the word puppy for ‘her’

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

He’s marking his territory, letting the puppy know he is alpha. My two year old dog did the same thing when a new dog was brought into the house (also 2 years old). We just had to revert to potty training again (crating when no one is home, closing the doors to most rooms, letting himself outside every hour, etc..)

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

That is SO odd!

I can relate to your 2 dog situation – we had a 5 y/o when we got our now 8 month old.

What kind of dog is it? I do know that smaller dogs have a lot more issues with bladder because of their size.

My only advice is to take them out WAY more than they need to go out. A pain in the butt on your part, but I really can’t think of anything else that might help.

Maybe the older dog is so excited to have the new dog that he forgets he has to pee? Is the older dog overly preoccupied w the pup?

Also, what do you do with both dogs while you are gone for the day?

 

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Good thinking on observing what he is doing more.. so you can see what happens before the accident happens and you might be able to prevent it.

I second taking them both out at the same time… I know it is a huge pain, though!! 🙁

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Another problem could be that your dog smells the urine in the carpet and feels the urge to “cover” the scent.  It’s very important that you remove ALL the pee from every puppy mishap!  Use Urine Gone or any other enzyme cleaner that “eats” away the pee.  You don’t wipe it back up, you saturate it and let it dry.  You also have to be very mindful of your dogs signals that he is about to pee.  Circling, sniffing, and pacing are all signs that your dog is about to “drop trou.”  LOL  Just try keeping a close eye and follow the advice above about taking them BOTH out at the same time.  Probably your older dog will pee on top of your puppy’s pee.  But at least it’ll reenforce where your puppy is supposed to go!

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

the stress of a new dog in the household could be causing that. I think you really need to speak with a qualified dog trainer. Ask your vet, they can get you in touch with a trainer in your area. You don’t want it to escalate into something worse!!

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