- 8 years ago
So my little guy will be 7 months soon and still has accidents in the house. I had another dog, the same breed as him who if I can remember seemed to be potty trained alot quicker. He and this dog are trained to go on the potty pads. Me and my husband work and I’m gone for around 7 hours. We keep him in our bedroom with the door closed and a potty pad. I would say only maybe 3 times have I come home and he missed the pad, so he’s good when we are are gone and knows to go on the pad. I steam mop my floors around 2x a week and when he does have accidents we wipe it up with disinfecting spray right away. The only good thing is that we have tile floors in every room. About 3 weeks ago for no reason, he stopped peeing and pooing on the pad in the living room and starting going all over the place. We were both really mad and sick of waking up and stepping in a puddle. The one thing that does work is feeding him in the morning in our bedroom, then closing the door so he can’t roam around and then he always will go pee on the pad in the bedroom since it seems he can’t hold it until he goes for his first walk. The wierd thing is he was peeing and pooing on the pad in the living room, nothing changed that we can think of, but now he either won’t go on the pad in the living room or he will miss the pad and pee on the very outer edge so some gets on the floor still. He loves going outside and gets walked around 3 times a day, sometimes 2x and will do all his business outside. My last dog at I think around 8 months was able to hold it for 6-7 hours and eventually would go sit by the door to let us know when he had to go. When he goes poop outside I always make a big deal and he gets a treat when he comes inside. He has a crate, but that is only used for sleeping and since he’s alone most of the day, I’m not going to lock him up in that when we are home too. So do you think it’s going to just take a little longer with this guy? Maybe he only likes to go on the pad in our bedroom now for some strange reason? He’s also not neutered and we are going to get him neutered within the next 2 months so maybe the peeing is a way of marking his territory?