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I have a 1 year 2 month old male boxer mix. I got him from the pound when he was 2 months old. He always has been a very good well behaved dog. When potty training him he only had like 5 accidents inside. He has ALWAYS been very good at going outside.
6 months ago we moved into a new apt. he seemed like was hard for him to adjust. In this time he peed in the house a few times and chewed a corner of a wall. I blamed it on him not being used to the new apartment and eventually it got better. We did get him a crate though because of the wall. He is only in it when me and my boyfriend are at work. 8 hours tops in a day.
The last month though he has been peeing in the house and his crate. While were there and not there. The other day we took him out first thing when we woke up, he peed, came back in a peed in the living room we yelled “no!” and put him in his crate so that we could clean it up, we let him back out and he peed again right in front of us. I couldn’t believe it. Today we took him out first thing when we woke up up he peed, and then we had to run to the store so we crated him for like an hour. We came home to pee outside the crate all over the tv stand and carpet. Like he lifted his leg and aimed. This made me thing he was marking.
I know being a 60 pound dog, having a backyard would be better and at the time of getting him were supposed to be moving in to a house. That fell though. I do feel guilty that he lives in apartment but honestly I truly believe he’d rather be in an apartment with us then have a backyard with anyone else. Even we have gone to friends houses and let him outside in the backyard to play with the other dogs he sits and whines until we let him back in. He would nt make a good outside dog. I hope to get a house very soon though.
I am 9 months pregnant which has made it hard to take him out like I should. I know this. The weather has been crazy for the past week. Under 30 degrees and rainy so he hasn’t gone on very many walks but before the weather got like this my boyfriend was taking him to the park 3-4 times a week to play with his dog friend off the leash. He does get plenty of exercise when the weather isn’t bad. But I def plan to get him out even more after I have the baby. Especially because Im scared the peeing is only going to get worse with a new baby.
A few people have told me I just need to get rid of him that’s its going to be too hard with a newborn. But I LOVE MY DOG. I DON’T WANT TO GET RID OF HIM. I got him when I was in a very low place in my life. I was lonely and felt like I didn’t have anyone. He was the last of his litter and was very sad too until he saw me then immediately got happy. We share a unique bond as corny as it sounds. But I amvery stressed and emotional and scared my boyfriend is going to be the next one to say we need to get rid of him.
I need advice on how to stop this. Im willing to try anything. Thanks for taking time to read all this
 

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Ok, this is what I would do. First see a vet, he might be suffering from something (like UTI) that causes this. If that's not the case, you basically have to restart house-training. Just pretend that he was never house-trained in the first place and follow the stickies in this forum related to house-training.
If he is marking and is intact, neutering could help (your vet can advice you on this).
You probably don't have to worry about your bf wanting you to get rid of the dog, he should know how much your dog means to you.
 
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