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I have three chihahuas....2 males and a female...all have been done.

Until I got Chloe all was fine but the odd time the others decided to pee on anything on the floor.BUT now since my daughter has had the twins( She is her every day with them) those odd times have increased...and I am wondering...could this be jealousy/stress? They never seem to do it in front of my eyes...I just discover wet patches.
On the positive side it is a good job that they are not Great Danes!!!!!!!!
 

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I hope this helps! :)

Usually it is because of feelings of insecurity or a perceived
threat. This perceived threat, for example, can be an introduction
of a new baby, a new pet, a visitor or even a new piece of furniture.
The smell of other animals on your footwear or clothing can also trigger
a dog to feel the need to mark his territory.

For example, a new baby in the home brings new sounds, smells,
and people, as well as changes in routine. Your dog may not be
getting as much attention as previously. Changes cause him to
feel anxious, which may cause him to mark.

Some dogs feel the need to lift their leg and pee on all new things
that enter your house, shopping bags, visitors belongings, new
furniture, children's toys etc. Many of these dogs are lacking in
confidence and by marking new objects it makes them feel more
secure having deposited their own scent on these objects.

Some dogs will never mark in their own house but will embarrass you
by marking if you visit a friend or relative's home. Your dog feels less
secure there and feels the need to make it more comfortable to him
by laying down a few of his own familiar scents.

Even a previously house trained neutered male dog will urine mark
under certain circumstances. This doesn’t mean it will become a
regular problem. He may urine mark one or twice in a new home and
then never do it again.
 

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If you find large puddles of urine on the floor it is more likely that the dog had to pee and couldn't or didn't want to go out. With urine marking the dog deposits a smaller amount of urine. Marking in the house is usually done to an upright surface such as a doorway, table leg or piece of furniture. Dogs often mark on objects. Quite often the object is something new or different with unfamiliar smells that has come into the house.

To stop that behavior, you may
1) Catch him in the act! DOGS LEARN QUICKLY FROM THIS
2) Praise him when he pees at the right place. Personally i found this is efficient. You may put some old newspaper/old clothes at a corner of your house (if that is acceptable for u). Otherwise, if you are outside and he marks on a tree or other acceptable object or area tell him what a good boy he is. Dogs learn quickly from positive responses to their behavior.

The message you are trying to get across to him is that urine marking isn't bad, but not marking at the wrong place.
 

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Thanks both of you for your suggestions...I think I know which dog it is but it is usually done when we are not in!!!! He doesnt get the attention he used to and that is probaboy it....my daughter brings her twins a lot!!!
Thanks

I shall try and catch him in the act and be very positive...that is easy for me as I used to be a teacher!!!!!!
 

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I can see where this might be jealousy, especially if it has recently started. I have a similar problem. We have two Miniature Dachshunds which are sisters. We took them from a situation in which they were being kicked for using the bathroom in the house. These people did not know how to potty train. We installed a doggy door so they can go out as they please to a fenced in yard. They still have accident, especially when it rains. We're OK with this and don't scold. But, one of the dogs is dominant and the other is submissive and timid. The dominant dog pees on their pillow and covers in the crate constantly, and will pee on my bed, (once peed on me in the bed) or covers we use to cover up with while watching TV. We adore these dogs and we know they return the love, but WHY is this dog peeing on covers? She doesn't pee on the floor, carpet, or other things in the house. Only covers that she and her sister sleep on or those that my husband and I cover up with.
 

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Because the twins are babies and are not mobile yet!!!!!!!!!
 
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