Originally Posted by Shandula
I feed pee accidents so much more annoying to clean up than defecation.
One thing that seems to help with male puppies is making sure they pee TWICE outside. Boys always seem to keep some in the tank so they can mark later.
. Then I would take him out every 30-40 minutes for a couple days, praising and treating heavily for going outside.
I agree with you @Shandula
about the "specialness" of cleaning up pee accidents---HA!
I have an older blind cat with some balance issues that ends up with some
pee in her litter box, and lots and lots that lands on the towels that I have put out for her for...just in case. I clean the floor in her bathroom, change out towels twice daily... I feel like I live to change pee towels. LOL> Lots of laundry. I finally learned to buy tons of gently used cheap 50 cent towels at the flea markets so I didn't have to waste water daily by doing laundry every day.
Cleaning pee accidents either from doggies or kitties is simply...no fun at all!
As far as boy dogs needing to pee twice or more in a row...omg my little Sparky dog (15lbs) can pee and pee and pee...and then pee some more. Thank heavens he came to me already potty trained when I adopted him from a rescue group years ago. But when we are out walking, he will pee or mark every single inch of our walk. Ok so I am exaggerating, but seriously I have no idea how he could possibly have that much liquid inside his cute lil body to mark that much! He must pee at least 15 times or more on a walk, even sometimes he only has a tiny lil sqirt, but he still tries. I guess he likes everyone to be able to read his "pee mail" or something
, I, too suggest heavily rewarding all your pup's potty successes! Give nice genuine praise, and some of his fave food treats.
Also, I found that making a cue
to potty helped with my Puma pup's potty training. So I would say happily, "Puma, go potty!" and take her outside and let her do her thing. Then as soon
as her cute lil butt hit the ground to start peeing, I would "mark"
the good behavior choice with a "Yes!"
I found though that saying the "Yes!" too loud or excitedly was NOT a good idea, as it would startle her and then...she would stop and not pee. Yikes! So I lowered my excitement and just said a gentle "Yes!" sometimes followed with "Thank you" or "Good job Puma!"
Puma wasn't always so interested in the "after pee" treats, she was more interested in continuing to explore or walk--- but I still always offered them to her. My situation is a bit different because I mostly potty trained her at my store, so our potty places were in lil gardens in our shopping center parking lot.
Puma pup actually was a very, very, very picky potty girl....I had to really have huge amounts of patience with her, which was hard at times because many times I would lock up my shop with a sign saying... "Out on potty break with my dog, be right back!"
I didn't have a lot of time because I didn't want to inconvenience my customers by staying gone too long. Or lose too many sales. Not everyone loves dogs, or understands having a shop dog that needs to potty, amazingly. Although honestly my customers are awesome and very patient with us-- and love my shop dogs!
Ahhhh everyone, and I mean everyone, has their own challenges when working with their beloved doggies, right? Gotta love em all!
And.... one more thing that will really help you guys: stick to always generously rewarding his potty success. Scolding him for his inside errors may just make him a bit afraid of you, afraid of making a wrong decision, confuse him at this stage. Which many times leads to a dog who learns to "hide" his indoor potty.
Oy! No one wants that, believe me!
Your pup will learn in time. Just keep repeating and rewarding all the good stuff!