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Old 01-07-2018, 04:47 AM
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Aberrant Potty Behavior

I got my dog about 3-4 weeks ago. He's a neutered black lab and pitbull mix, and about 10 months old. The owners claimed he was potty trained, but he's not trained very well; he's gone inside about 10 times.

I'm concerned about two things:

First, to me - his behavior is peculiar.

He peed inside, and then I scolded him. Within minutes, with me still in the room cleaning up his mess - he walked to the other side of the room and pooped.

In another case (today), he peed while standing next to me. I scolded him and pulled him (hoping he'd stop, and wanting him to pee on a different fabric if he wouldn't stop), but he kept going. This left a trail of pee... And the icing on the cake: he pushed it ALL out. He spent maybe a couple of minutes peeing, right in front of me, despite being scolded - and at the end, it was repeated squirt and stop. He wasn't content to get some relief, he insisted on getting it all out.

What's with this?

My second concern: he pees *a lot.* Should I be worried that even if I shampoo, etc. that it'll soak to the padding and ruin it? I'm disabled and low income, I can't keep him if that's the case.

Thanks.
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Scolding him won't teach him anything, he has no idea why you are scolding him. IMO successful training, would be to take him outside every hour or so, and praise and reward him with a treat when he does go outside. Since going potty inside nets him nothing, and going outside gets him praise and treats, it won't take long for him to get the idea. He is old enough to have developed bladder and bowel control. Our dog was about a year and not trained, using the method I described, in less than 3 weeks she was accident free in the house. They quickly learn going potty outside is their virtual key to the pantry.
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My last dog wasn't fully housebroken when I got him from a shelter at ten and a half months either. O did the same thing, took him out a lot, especially after eating and drinking and lots of praise and a treat with the words good pee or good poop or whatever words you want him to learn so he knows what you want him to do.

Also if they smell pee or poop they'll want to keep going in the same spot, especially males as a territory marking thing. Pet stores have enzyme cleaners which work best to remove all per odors and aren't too expensive. Discount stores like Target may also have them cheaper.
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Yes, I've been rewarding him for going outside.
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