05-09-2017, 01:30 PM
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How to Stop Peeing And Pooping In the House?
Hello everyone, I have two dogs (1 years old and 15 years old) I'm having problems with them peeing and pooping in the house. I live in an apartment and I take them for a 30 minute walk every morning before work, the younger dog does both of his business but the older dog only pees outside. The problem that I'm facing is that my older dog will "hold" it until I have left my apartment. He never used to do this, this all started a couple of months ago. When I first found out about it was when he didn't poop for two days straight because I was off from work, and the next day that I left for work, he pooped in the house. Like I said earlier, I always take them for about a 30 minute walk every morning, and I also walk with them for a little while when I get home and before I go to bed. I don't punish him because I know that won't do anything for me or him, whenever he does poop outside (maybe once a week) I'll give him a treat, but that seems like it's not working at all.
Now onto my younger pup. I did manage to potty train him before he turned a year old, but now it's right back to square one it seems like. Obviously I don't expect him to hold it for 8 - 9 hours while I'm gone at work, so I place some puppy pads down in the spots that he does go, It seems like he "tries" to pee on those, but will usually go around it instead of on it. When I take him out I also give him treats every time he goes outside. I'm not sure what else to try because my apartment smells like urine and I can't get rid of the smell.
P.S. I can't afford to have a professional trainer, and I can't keep either of the dogs in cages because I've gotten several noise complaints about non-stop barking. My younger pup also chews on cages messing up his teeth, and that wasn't a cheap vet bill. And I also can't bring myself to buy a shock collar, I think that is to cruel to use. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.