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Old 10-31-2012, 03:46 PM
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Weird new problem - Constant piddling

- Brought home our 8 week old Doodle last week, and started our training.
-Everything has been going fine except for the last 24hrs...

- She's been "piddling" all over in the house, and when outside.
- We've been keeping a schedule of her "habits" and as can be expected, she's urinating about every 60 - 90mins and defecating within 60mins of eating.

- She's fine in her crate at night, going more than 2-3hrs without needing to relieve herself.

- I'm wondering if she might have a bladder infection of somekind or something??

- All help and advice is greatly appreciated!!
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:12 PM
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An 8 week old puppy should not be allowed to roam free in a home without supervision. She will get into the habit of going in the house. You might want to gate her in a safe room or a play pen when you can not keep your eyes on her the whole time.

Does she have a pattern of going in the house? Meaning same time...after play...after sleep...?
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An 8 week old puppy should not be allowed to roam free in a home without supervision. She will get into the habit of going in the house. You might want to gate her in a safe room or a play pen when you can not keep your eyes on her the whole time.

Does she have a pattern of going in the house? Meaning same time...after play...after sleep...?
- I may have said that wrong. She's always within eyesight, but I have a big family room (40x20) and when we're down there, we keep her in that area.

- The piddling happens so fast that we can't get to her in time. We say "no" in a stern voice, pick her up and go right outside.

- And speaking of gating her in a safe room, that's another story....we have our laundry room (10x6) "prepped" for her divided from the rest of the house with a baby gate. When we put her in there (to prepare her for when we have to go to work) all she does is whine and yelp!

- I realize it takes time, and we're not expecting overnight miracles, it's just that she's been so good the last 5 days that this piddling is disconcerting.
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if your pup is always within eyesight, do you just watch her pee?
or are you going to house train this pup?

I would try tying this dog to your waste band inside the house. You may be able to notice the 'i need to pee' behaviours which are often
when it wakes after a sleep
when it has eaten
whenever its nose goes to ground
whenever it begins to circle on spot

There are some lovely articles here on house training. Your dogs frequency of urinating is aboslutely fine and normal.
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if your pup is always within eyesight, do you just watch her pee?
or are you going to house train this pup?

There are some lovely articles here on house training. Your dogs frequency of urinating is absolutely fine and normal.
- I don't just sit there and watch her pee?!?!?!
- She plays in the family room, and isn't always within arms reach.
- She'll squat in a matter of a second or two then be back on her way.

- I scoop her up and take her out.
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Be careful saying "no" to scarey. You do not want to scare her so she starts to pee when she sees you or she starts to try and hide to go. As for the room and whining. Be sure to give her plenty of things to play with and chew on. Also give her one of your dirty shirts to cuddle with.

You could rule out infection if you feel that might be her problem. You can catch a sample in a small butter dish and take it to the vet.
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Def. go ahead and check on an UTI.


If she checks out ok, then you'll need to start taking her out even more frequently and up the supervision (I know you're already watching her closely) even if it means she is either tethered to you or in her puppy proofed area.


When she does go potty outside make sure to reward her with a tasty treat or fun toy. You really only have a second or two to reward a dog so be right there next to her ready to pop a treat in her mouth the second she finishes.


Also make sure you're cleaning up any accidents with an enzyme based cleaner. Other cleaners will leave some odor (even though we can't smell it) which could be signaling to her to go potty inside.


You may even want to take a look through our house training sticky thread if you haven't already read it. It has a lot of great info and you might pick up on some stuff that you're not already doing and that was not mention in this thread.
https://www.dogforum.com/housebreaking-puppies/house-training-how-tos-2135/
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Dillon was weeing all the time as a puppy some day over 30 times all I seemed to do all day was wee. I was beginning to think there was something serious the vet said to keep an eye on him for a few week and then he would start blood tests.

Anyway after a few weeks and we could take him out for a walk within a few days he was fine.
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Unless she is straining to pee, crying while peeing, or her pee is discoloured, I don't think I would worry about a UTI yet.

Puppies go through stages of house training, and they most definitely take steps back. Mo is house trained now, but when he was younger, he could go a couple of weeks of going outside reliably, and then suddenly for a week he'd be peeing all over the house. It just takes patience.

You already said you take her outside as soon as she pees, which is good. I wouldn't say "no" as others have said because you might end up with a fear reaction in her.

What do you use to clean the pee? You need to use an enzyme cleaner such as Nature's Miracle to eliminate the smell. Without it, she'll still be able to smell the spot (even if you can't) and will continue to pee there.
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if it's a problem with the size of the family room, then you might want to consider an area that large off limits to her. can you temporarily move some furniture around/put up an x-pen to make the space she's allowed in smaller, to keep her closer? or put her on a long line so that you can keep her within easy reach? seriously though, in your posts, you explained the problem, and until you've built a reward history for where you want her to go, and a consistent routine for when she goes out, you need to restrict her space. you can also start taking her out REALLY frequently.



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