- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
So the rescue pup Piddles I was told was housebroken is not (ohh how well that name suits her). This is a huge problem:
1. My dog Hayley will start peeing in the house (know this for a fact) & once this happens, she won’t stop.
2. I’m afraid my cats will start spraying (probably an even worse issue than Hayley peeing)
I told the owner that if the dog was housebroken & got along with my other pets, I could watch her for 4 months. Idk what to do :(.
Problem: I will take Piddles outside on a long-ish walk (20-25 minutes) & she will sniff around. Once I bring her inside, she pees :(. Its either at home or at work. I’ve only had her since Tuesday. She did this Tues night, Wed morning, Thurs night & Fri morning.
Example: I took her out, she peed a lot, I walked her around a tiny bit more & nothing. We go in & she pees on the carpet. 10 hours since the previous “accident”, she hadn’t gone potty. I took her on a 20 minute walk & nothing, so I put her in the kennel for probably 25 minutes. We go in the car, get to work & I walk her for 5 minutes, still nothing. We go in & within 5 minutes she pees inside :(. There’s no warning.
I let Piddles out every 4-6 hours for 10-25 minutes. Every time she wakes up from a nap, after she eats, & all the times they say to let your dog out while housebreaking. Every time she does go I say “potty” while she’s going. I praise her a lot when she’s done & say “good girl” & pet her. We play a little outside & then go in.
When she pees inside, I will firmly say “no!” & she knows she’s bad (she slinks down). I take her outside & just stand in the yard for 5-10 minutes. I don’t want her to associate peeing inside as a chance to go on another walk.
I can’t bring her to work if she keeps doing this. If she pees 1 more time at work, she can’t come with me. Meaning she’ll have to be locked in the kennel for 8 hours (its a 10×10 foot kennel with an igloo dog house). She barks & howls when in the kennel. I would hate to leave her in the kennel all day, but idk what else to do.