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Thread: Puppy just peed on the floor three times in 45 minutes!

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    Default Puppy just peed on the floor three times in 45 minutes!

    Im so frustrated! Barney is 12 weeks old. He sleeps in the laundry at night and has a doggy door to outside. He uses it all the time and does not pee inside overnight.

    At puppy school he would stand by the door when he needed to pee!

    In the caroeted loungeroom however he does nothing to tell me he needs to go...just bam and he is peeing. So he peed inside and i took him outside, then let him in 10 minutes later and he straight away pees on the tiles. I was sitting on the couch trying to get him used to being inside but not constantly played with. This happened 3 times!

    I take him out every half hour, he can pee when i ask him to, its like speed peeing on the carpet has become a game.

    I dont know what else to do other than keep on taking him outside regularly and praising, but he cannot be trusted even if i have seen him pee!

    How long are 12 week old puppies supposed to hold their bladder? Surely longer than half an hour!

    We had less accidents when i first brought him home, and it means he is spending more time outside and in the laundry, even when we are home. Oh i do use the odour enzyme stuff too.

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    Sounds like you are doing everything right. Just keep at it, they all have accidents every now and then. Make sure when he pee's on the carpet to take him straight outside with out saying a word. And keep up your praised when he goes outside, very excited happy high voice and using you toilet word if you have one!

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    When you take Barney outside (if you catch him peeing inside), how long do you stay out there for?

    How much water had Barney drunk before all his pees?

    What do you use to clean up the pee?

    Some people attach the puppy to them by a lead and walk around the house with it attached so if they do need to pee they can be caught and taken outside. At 12 weeks puppies are still at the stage of "I need to pee, here is good enough", they don't always take the time to sniff for somewhere as this area is not their den. To them, anywhere except were they sleep is good enough. Once he understands the house is his den, he will also get better.

    Have you had him since 8 weeks? You seem to be doing everything you know correct, which is great.

    Puppies have accidents and it's about how you handle the situation that is most important.

    My foster puppy (without fail) the first couple of weeks peed outside, within one or two minutes would pee again. I saw this as a great opportunity for rewarding. She was a few weeks older than Barney though. You can try the same things, maybe Barney also pees more than once?

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    It may be a little stress. I often call the first weeks the honeymoon phase then reality sets in and little hiccups occur. It's nothing to worry about.

    Keep at your routine.

    He may not also consider the lounge room "his" yet, dogs don't generally soil areas they consider theirs. Obviously the laundry is his as he sleeps there hence him not soiling in there.

    Does he have constant access to the laundry so he can exit via his normal door?

    Is he drinking excessively?

    I've also seen puppies around that age get easily distracted while toileting and not finish.

    I think you've just got to be persistent and stay relaxed, he will get there.

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    Ok so i just woke him up got him to pee outside and gave him a huge treat. Now he is inside, but on his lead, i think that is workeable, is the idea he wont want to pee near my feet?

    Its ok to expect him to be inside but not lavished with affection isnt it? I know he requires lots of play, but id like to at leat be able to sit on the couch and not the floor...

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    Of course go about your usual routine, give him toys. Rotate them about so he doesn't get bored, have a good chew toy always out. A well adjusted puppy learns he is not the centre of your universe.

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    Patience is always the hardest thing...if my puppies pee inside i get cross with me, yes me. I missed it again. it is my job to prevent the peeing inside, not the puppies

    I love the umbilical system and I have even re-trained many adult dogs and puppies......I always take the dog out on the lead to the area i want them to pee and wait until they have peed. It is only after they have peed that i pay attention. Of course the P&P's get rewarded, but I also play with the puppy after......And never before. So that they know that play time does not happen until after the P's.

    Sometimes, even though we think our carpet is clean, there might be some smell there that causes your puppy to think it is OK to pee there. So just redirect and reward where you want it to happen.

    There have been puppies or adult dogs that I have taken out every half hour to begin with....very tiring, but with good payoff.

    Also if mishaps continue, sometimes your puppy could have a UTI and has no choice but to go a lot frequently.....Put your nose close to the pee and if it smells strong that could be the case

    Oops sorry UTI= Urinary tract infection. Quite common in female puppies more so in long haired breeds (newfies)
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    Thanks for that. I think the umbilical system will work more than a crate, as i felt bad as i have a toddler, so spend lots of time with him. He seems to ba calming down when inside already which is great, lying down at my feet in his bed.

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    Just remember to also give the puppy some time away from you. ( alone in the crate, where it still can see things around him) Putting away in the laundry is not as good, because it is more like a time-out. In crates they can still see things happening.........otherwise you get a puppy too dependent on you. That is why i do like short period crating. i don't crate my trained dogs at all. Only in early training......Oh and when i have to crate them at Seminars as per ruling
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    He spends plenty of time outside when we are at work, or when its not vonvenient to have him inside. His crate lives in the laundry as he likes to sleep in there during the day too.

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