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Old 04-15-2013, 12:19 PM
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Dog suddenly started going in the house

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I purchased a new house about 4 months ago (moving from an apartment) and since the move I have been having trouble getting my dog to go to the bathroom outside. The strange thing is, I have a huge backyard now, and he spends at least 2 hours a day out there, but he will only pee there. I also walk him for about 30 min at a time 3 times a day but he rarely goes. A couple times a week I will come home and find that he has gone in the same exact spot upstairs that he always goes in. He knows he was not supposed to do that because he cowers when I see it.

I have tried everything I can think of from walking him in different areas, to giving him a treat the second he goes while on a walk. Any advice?
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How old is your dog?

Has he seen a vet since the move?

Its entirely possible he's confused by the move. If its not a NEW house its possible the previous owners had a dog who had accidents there.

Vet check, just to be sure he's not got a health problem causeing the issue.

Pick up a good enzyme cleaner and clean any spots he goes in thuroughly.

Return to beginner potty training. Outside for potty (NOT PLAY) every hour. When you're not home crate him or restrict him to a single easy to clean area (bathroom for example). Reward him for going outside.
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I have tried everything I can think of from walking him in different areas, to giving him a treat the second he goes while on a walk. Any advice?
With a move sometimes you have to go back and start from the beginning and teach where to go all over again.

Make sure to get some natures miracle for the area that that dog keeps going back to

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How old is your dog?

Has he seen a vet since the move?

Its entirely possible he's confused by the move. If its not a NEW house its possible the previous owners had a dog who had accidents there.

Vet check, just to be sure he's not got a health problem causeing the issue.

Pick up a good enzyme cleaner and clean any spots he goes in thuroughly.

Return to beginner potty training. Outside for potty (NOT PLAY) every hour. When you're not home crate him or restrict him to a single easy to clean area (bathroom for example). Reward him for going outside.
He is almost 2 and half.

He has seen a vet and they said everything was fine.

He has also never urinated in the house. So I did not think it was a potty training issue.
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Its still a potty training issue. Not all dogs associate both bodily functions together. With my Arty, getting him to pee outside was easy. It took FOREVER to convince him had had to poop outside. Drove me nuts.
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Its still a potty training issue. Not all dogs associate both bodily functions together. With my Arty, getting him to pee outside was easy. It took FOREVER to convince him had had to poop outside. Drove me nuts.
Thanks, I never thought about it that way. Looks like we are going back to basics!
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