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    Default Help! Moodle pees on everything!

    Hello! My Moodle Hugo is 18months old not desexed and he pees constantly inside!
    He gets let out allll the time.
    What can I do to train him better? I never see him do it, it seems to be overnight when he does it most.


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    What is a moodle?

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    Shi tzu cross poodle


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    Actually a 'Moodle' is a Maltese X Poodle... there is a different designer dog name for a Shih Tzu X Poodle...

    I would start by getting him desexed, that would possibly reduce his want to mark his territory...

    The best way to sort this out is with crate training.

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    I personally have not got direct experience with house training dogs with a crate, but I know it works brilliantly.

    Other members here who have used this method may have some more tips for you.

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    Oh yeah I meant Maltese lol he does have a lil shi tzu as well.

    Thanks a lot can't afford a crate right now...


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    I would also crate train him, ie teach him to love being in a crate, and make him sleep in that with the door shut.

    If he pees in the crate (or his bed) - there might be something else wrong (or the crate is too large - should be big enough for dog to stand up, turn around, lie down with his legs sticking out sideways all stretched out but no so big you could comfortably sleep four of him in there.

    Other possibilities are...

    You're feeding him too close to bed time or letting him drink too close to bed time - maybe put the food and drink away about 6:30pm for a 10:30pm bed time.

    Do you let him out but don't make sure he actually goes outside? Dogs can be tricky like that especially on cold and wet nights. Helps to go out there and supervise - and when he actually goes - praise and pat and make a big happy fuss over him. Do not let him back inside until he's peed. He will get quicker about it once he figures out he can't trick you.

    Clean up - if you clean up with bleach or leave any pee splashes behind - a dog will re-mark those places. try cleaning up the wet with rags or paper towel (put those where you want him to pee... eg outside). Then sprinkle the area with bicarb soda, and spray down with white vinegar (not sweet vinegar - it's sticky), and then use a clean rag or more paper towel to clean that up. And to be completely sure - dab a bit of vicks vapour rub in the area he sniffs before he pees... ie the upright bit, corner of the cupboard or whatever.

    You may need to invest in a UV flashlight - because that will highlight the pee spots you missed (in a dark room).
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    You may also need to go back to basics since you don't see him doing it. Ie that you supervise him constantly while he's out of a crate / play pen and you're home. This often means putting him on a lead and attaching it to yourself (called the umbilical method). I also did this when I first brought my puppy home and didn't have a crate for her - so when she was sleeping in her box next to me - I put a lead on her and put that under me and to the other side of my bed (one of my friends tied the lead of her puppy to her ankle but I turn too much for that) so if the dog got up - I'd wake up...

    Watch for any sniffing and take him outside straight away and supervise (but be boring). Take him out as soon as he wakes up, after any play, and after meals or drinking - especially about 30 mins after.

    Getting a vet check to make sure he doesn't have a urinary tract infection is a good idea, and getting him desexed might also help.

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    I'm not a crate will work as he's quite attached to our lab who is fully toilet trained.
    I don't know what quite went wrong with him.



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    He might have an infection - which can cause this kind of problem - if he was previously properly going outside.

    Or he's a bit delicate about going outside and peeing when it's cold and wet - I know my dog is. And our previous dog an Aussie Terror - we would have to carry her outside onto the middle of the lawn when it was raining or she would sneak inside and pee on the carpet.

    If you train him to love being in the crate, it won't matter about him being attached to the lab - unless he uses the lab as a hot water bottle? Do they sleep in separate beds?

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    No they usually sleep together. Although he sneaks on to the bed when it's a bit colder.
    Our lab sleeps on the lounge or on the end of my sons bed


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    Was he toilet trained as a puppy? My male dogs were perfect untill they started cocking their legs. Then they started marking things indoors. Mine are all crate trained and I managed them in crates untill they learned not to cock their legs inside. I wont stand for that type of behaviour, and a combination of crates and back to basic training again sorted them out.

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