(Closed) Need Puppy Advice—Again!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

My puppy does this. She’s 1 year old. Our trainer told me that it might be because the comforter is soft like grass.

She said when she pees on the bed to yell really loud to scare her and make her stop. Immediately take her outside and when she squats/pees, praise her like no body’s business. Make a HUGE deal out of it.

So, we try this, but also don’t let her on the bed unless she’s been outside within the last hour.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Mrs_Amanda:  I’d go back to house breaking mode. Don’t let him out of your site when he’s free. If you’ve got to do something (bathroom, cook dinner, etc) put him in his crate.

We’ve had to “re-train” both of our dogs a couple times. It’s like they get lazy and forget.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Too much freedom too soon IMO. If he’s not 100% potty trained I wouldn’t let him out of your sight yet. You could try using baby gates to keep him in the room you’re in, or even leash him to your belt so he can’t sneak away to pee.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mrs_Amanda:  Keep him away from soft stuff! Male dogs are notorious for confusing blankets, carpets, rugs, towels, etc. for grass. Do not let him alone in your bedroom or on carpet until he is fully potty trained. And keep crating him, you’re doing great!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You need to watch him very closely and deal with this immediately. These aren’t “accidents”, if you’ve had him 3 months he’s probably reaching sexual maturity and marking.

If he gets in the habit of marking, it’s a very hard habit to break. I have 2 males dogs. My intact dog doesn’t mark because both the breeder and Darling Husband & I were very much on top of it. My neutered dog that we got from the shelter when he was 6 years old already (now 9 years old) had a marking habit and does to this day, he has to wear belly-bands whenever he’s loose inside the house because we can’t break him of it.

Watch him VERY CLOSELY. If you have to do something where you can’t pay much attention to him, put a leash on him and tie him to your belt-loop so he’s within your sight at all times.

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