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Old 11-02-2016, 11:02 PM
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3 month old will only potty inside

Hi all,

I thumbed through a few other recent threads to see if anyone was having this issue and I couldn't find one that was exactly this. I adopted a three month old puppy last week and she was doing fine going outside, only had one or two accidents. Yesterday she started going on just one spot on the carpet. I've cleaned it several times and I've spent all day yesterday and today taking her out every 30-60 minutes and she hasn't gone.

Now this wouldn't be as frustrating if it wasn't for the fact that we come inside and she heads right to the spot she keeps peeing, and goes to squat. She doesn't get a drop out and I take her outside again, stand around with her, walk her through the yard, up and down the street... spend about 20-30 minutes outside with her only to come in, rinse and repeat.

When she can't get near the spot because I restrict her, she goes and lays down, whines, but then generally ignores it. She's eating and drinking, so I know she has to go. Help??
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:02 AM
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Did you clean the spot with those special cleaners that destroy the smell?
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Old 11-04-2016, 11:12 AM
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Did you clean the spot with those special cleaners that destroy the smell?
Yep. Natures Miracle is what I've been using.
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Has she gotten any better with going outside?
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Sadly no. I had her out this morning, she came inside and while I was making coffee she snuck away for all of 2 minutes and made a mess of the area, which I promptly cleaned again. I've not let her out of my sight all day, made sure she eats and drinks, take her out more and more and she still has no interest in going outside. She'll circle around the spot she's been using and sniff at it, but if I'm standing there won't go (which is fine by me).

I'm considering getting a puppy pad, putting it in the back yard, and letting her use that back there in hopes that she gets the idea, but I'm afraid of causing it to be another crutch.

I've dealt with a LOT of dogs and behavioral issues in the past, but never one where they have an addiction to puppy pads.
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Old 11-05-2016, 08:25 AM
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That's worth a shot. Hang in there. Did you try tethering her to you? That worked well for us.

I have a 3.5 month old puppy and I found the same thing with the puppy pads
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Have you been crate training her?

If so, I would try taking her outside. Waiting 10-15 mins, just you standing still, her on a leash let her sniff or sit or whatever as far as her leash will let her. Then bring her inside and put her in her crate for 10-15 mins and repeat the process. Keep doing this until she pees outside, once she goes (like the split second after she stops peeing) give her LOTS of praise and a yummy treat, then some playtime.

Are you using pee pads in the house at all? If so I would highly recommend you stop using them if you are around to take her out every couple hours. Pee pads generally just cause confusion and make the potty training take longer.
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