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    Question Not Peeing inside but marking, does the training differ for this?

    Hey every one! i hope you are all well!

    our little Booma i believe is now marking inside not peeing, well he pees but it is lots of frequent little spots, is this marking? he is a very head strong boy when it comes to making sure he is a big part of the house hold!

    i catch most of these incidences and take him outside where i am pretty sure he is just squatting to please me, unless he does really need to go.

    how ever he is doing it that often that i am not managing to catch them all and it is starting to get to me, no yelling just carrying him outside when he is in the act and cleaning up the scent as best i can, i am using a vinegar water and lime juice spray (we had no lemon juice left) we have our little girl so i am not big on using chemicals all over the house.

    Any suggestions on how to deter this behaviour outside of what i am already doing?

    any help is very welcome

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    Lots of suggestions here.
    https://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&out...ogforum.com.au

    Booma is just a puppy

    It's unlikely he's marking.

    It's more likely he wants to pee but if he pees for a long time - you interupt him so he's learned to pee for a short time more often.

    Oops.

    You really need to make sure he has enough opportunity to pee outside that he doesn't feel the need to pee inside. And to catch him before he starts peeing. Every time he leaves you and his nose goes down to sniff the floor he's about to pee. You have 0.1 seconds to get him outside before he starts.

    It may help if you attach a lead to him so you notice when he tries to wander off. You really want to prevent mistakes so he never learns inside is a place to pee, because he never has the opportunity to pee there. The more vigilant you are about this, the faster toilet training will be.

    As a general rule - take him outside when he first wakes up, after a bit of a play, after dinner or a drink (set a follow up timer for about 30 minutes) and every couple of hours - maybe set a timer for every hour to start with and then start to stretch it. Do not let him back inside until you have seen him pee in the right spot.

    Squatting - is a puppy thing - a balance thing, he's not co-ordinated enough yet to cock his leg without falling over. This has to do with the shape of a lab puppy. Other more finely built puppies may get the leg cocking thing sooner. He probably hasn't seen any other dogs doing this to copy either.

    When you do take him outside for a pee, have a pee cue word - like "dunnytime" or whatever you don't find too embarrasing to say when you're in the backyard. And when he goes outside - tell him what a good boy he is. And while you're waiting for him to go - be really boring. No play or anything else (like going back inside) until he's peed.

    For clean up - I use water, paper towel or clean rags, bicarb soda then (water+1cupvinegar+1teasp lavendar oil) in a litre sprayer. Lemon or lime juice is likely to be sticky because it has a bit of sugar in it.
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    Thank you so much for the advice, good point about the lemon lime! the aded bicarb is a great idea!

    i didnt even think about him being tricky enough to pee in little bits becasue he was getting interrupted... i will be even more vigilant from now on! try to create a pre emptive strike pattern! haha

    alos i say "go toilet" hahaha it felt silly with our first dog but not since we had our little girl, nothing feels silly any more! haha

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    After you've cleaned up as much as you can with water and dried it off, then sprinkle the bicarb, then spray with the vinegar and water mix and clean that up.

    If you want to really check -find something that makes a UV light - then you can see where the spots are.

    My dog didn't seek out specific spots to mark until she was 12 months old. Certain places were more favoured - for no reason I could figure but in the back yard, it was random or close to the back door cos we wanted to be close to the back door. She only peed in the house about 3 times total - over 6 months and every time was my fault. Especially the first two times. Just not paying attention / not quick enough.

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    Hya gave great info...it can also happen if the pup or dog has a UTI (urinary tract infection)...that will lead to small and frequent. Marking is later.

    I also use the orange spray from the supermarkets..it smells great and they do not seem to go on the same place. I am potty training at present with the two little foster "ferals"....they had no idea, but are getting the hang of it. I never interrupt, because i worry about causing fear and worry. And when they have fear and/or worry they hide what they do. So now it is up to me to give them plenty of opportunity for "outside". if they make a mistake it is my fault, they are getting less and less and infrequent. never poops now, just a little widdle here and there. I also teach "outside" and "inside" as word when I go through doors.this means that sometimes if you see them getting to maybe do something you can say "outside" and with a bit of luck they go......We do have a doggy door and nearly always an open door during the day. The pupsters are attached to me when I am doing stuff, so I am fully aware what they are up to and when they wake...A bit inconvenient, but the umbilical system works for me
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    If you cannot tie him to you then can you seperate the house with kiddy gates so that he is always in the same zone as you and you can see him with your periferal vision all the time. If he starts sniffing, its outside time.

    I agree it is incorrect to interrupt the flow once they start. Interrupting may cause a fear reaction and then he will go and hide in a cupboard or behind the sofa to do his business.
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    Thanks so much for all of the advice!! and the encouragement! it can be done! haha of course it can i trained our foxie :P...
    time to kick my bum into gear! no more interrupting just super super vigilance, we usually have the door open but the weather was foul here today so it was close, we struggled a bit today i was off my game for sure! hopefully i do much better tomorrow!

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    Our word is widdle widdle. (gee thanks Mum) I say it, open the door and say it and as they are peeing and pooping. Much praise.
    Now, about 3 years later it is just a question and I go and open the door and any that need to, go out.
    I was toilet training 2 litter mates. I pee'd on the lawn and said the word so they got the idea. As I am on a farm, neighbours are not close by.
    Some pee in a bucket then pour some urine out of it outside to give pups the message.

    What was REALLY fun was on my very toxic days after chemo (we have to double flush the toilet as our urine can strip the enamel) when they went out I peed on weeds and watched them die. I hope you all now have that mental image, along with the bald look. It took about the same time as roundup does.

    One day I said the word and they both squatted like synchronised swimming.
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    Di_Dee1 thank you so much for that story!! that made my day!!! the toilet training has been brilliant today! super vigilance!!!! :P except we need to scrub down our entire paved area cos he toileted there a lot during last nights big storm.....

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    I also let any mozzies bite me in revenge for them giving me Ross River virus 20 years ago, lol.
    Back to toilet training now.

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