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We have a 16week old lab mix puppy. He has been doing...ok...with house training. We generally keep him on a leash by our side and go outside literally every 25 minutes. Sometimes he gives no warning, and just walks around and pees. He doesn't lift his leg, or squat, just pees. If it was in a specific spot I'd say he's marking, if it was by the door I'd say my fault I missed it, but its just where ever. Just walkin and peein. Anyone have any thoughts? Suggestions? Methods? Kinda going a little crazy over here.

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Barring any medical problems, he probably just doesn't have full control of his bladder yet. My dog Squash would do something this up until about 5 months old. He'd be playing, then look up and suddenly make a beeline for the back door... peeing all the way.
 

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Barring any medical problems, he probably just doesn't have full control of his bladder yet. My dog Squash would do something this up until about 5 months old. He'd be playing, then look up and suddenly make a beeline for the back door... peeing all the way.
Well i researched a lot about UTI, and he meets none of the other criteria other than this. I've checked for blood, he never seems in pain, etc.

Its like he doesn't even know he's doing it. He doesn't bolt for the door, or hardly even change his gait. Just starts peeing wandering around.
 

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And another thing i did fail to mention. He can hold it. We typically take his water away about 1.5hr before bed time, still give him an ice cube or two in his bowl so he can wet his tongue at least. We still go out every 20-25 minutes up until the last call for bed. He sleeps on a bed at the food our bed and so far has not had a single accident in the room during the night. He sleeps usually from about 10pm-6am. Doesn't wake us up to go out and no accidents. When I take him out in the morning he pees a lot. Which is great, and also tells me he is holding it.
 

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And another thing i did fail to mention. He can hold it. We typically take his water away about 1.5hr before bed time, still give him an ice cube or two in his bowl so he can wet his tongue at least. We still go out every 20-25 minutes up until the last call for bed. He sleeps on a bed at the food our bed and so far has not had a single accident in the room during the night. He sleeps usually from about 10pm-6am. Doesn't wake us up to go out and no accidents. When I take him out in the morning he pees a lot. Which is great, and also tells me he is holding it.
You can't really rely on what he does overnight to indicate his ability to hold it. At 16 weeks he just simply doesn't have complete bladder control. When he is sleeping it's a completely different situation. There is no physical stimulation to get his pee flowing so it's easier for him to 'hold it'. The fact that he goes from 10pm-6am really just tells you he's a good sleeper. The fact that he'll pee and doesn't even seem to notice it would indicate to me that he doesn't have control over his bladder.

I would still get him checked out by a vet to rule out any medical issues. If he gets the all clear it's just something you're going to have to wait out. Try confining him to a smaller area, and not giving him more freedom until he demonstrates he can go a day or two without taking a wiz all over the place. Generally the you want him at a point where he is constantly succeeding. If he fails at something you want to go back to the step where he was last successful. The fact that he'll pee when he's tethered to you means you should tighten up his confinement when he's in the house. Either an x-pen or a crate until he can move to the next step.
 

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My male puppy had a similar problem. He'd leak drops of pee while sleeping or walking, not even knowing he was doing it. His symptoms also did not match-up with a uti. It would happen several times a week. Now that he's older (over a year), it has stopped almost completely, though it has happened maybe 3 times in the past 6 months. My best guess is that his bladder control is a bit weak.

Sorry I don't have any specific answers for you, but at least you know you're not the only one who's been confused by these mysterious symptoms.
 
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