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Got my American Bulldog puppy at 9wks and now he's almost 5mths old. He is very smart. Learned commands easily and still listens extremely well. He was even very good at potty training. I had him outside every hour, never any accidents unless it was my own fault. It's been a month now of him constantly urinating on the carpets. I still put him out almost every hour, after he has drinks or after he wakes up or after a long play session, but even still, he has taken a liking to peeing on the carpets and only the carpets. My whole home is basically carpeted. He will sit at the door if he has to poop. He will sit at the door if he wants to be outside lounging in the sun. But he will not go to the door to pee. And he absolutely never poops in the house. When he started peeing inside he would hide and do it or make sure no one was around then go in an obvious spot, and now he pees right in front of me! After he pees inside he always runs and sits at the door with a guilty look because he knows he is supposed to go outside. I correct him by saying "no, pee outside!" and then I put him outside. Not working. He's been doing this now for a solid month. He has peed in rhe house everyday now for a month. I am losing my mind. I do not want to be the person the gives up and gives their pet away, but I also have a toddler and the puppy is just adding way too much frustration to the mix. I do not know why he randomly started going indoors, but my home is only a rental. I dont want to lose my $500 damage deposit either. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I've invested so much money into this dog. It's just heartbreaking.
 

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Firstly, despite the "guilty look", he doesn't actually feel guilt. He is, however, offering you an appeasement behavior because he can tell you're mad. Body language, tone, and facial expressions are easily detected by our dogs.

Has he been to the vet to rule out anything medical? If he was fine fine fine and then all of a sudden, not fine, it is worth a vet visit. You'll also need to clean the carpets with an enzyme based cleaner to remove the smell. You can also rent steam cleaners if he has been going everywhere.

If he's cleared medically by the vet, I would go back to potty training 101. Constant supervision and any sign of sniffing = outside to potty. If he pees, throw a big party with lots of treats and praise.
 
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Dogs sure do at least look guilty. This little beggar gets diarrhea bad once in a while, can't hold it, the look on his face when I come home looks like he's ready to cry. I've never gotten mad at him, not his fault - and have to console him to get him to come around.

What kind of dog is Rollo? What do you feed the dog? And is there any schedule to feedings? Walks or exercise routine?
 

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Got my American Bulldog puppy at 9wks and now he's almost 5mths old. He is very smart. Learned commands easily and still listens extremely well. He was even very good at potty training. I had him outside every hour, never any accidents unless it was my own fault. It's been a month now of him constantly urinating on the carpets. I still put him out almost every hour, after he has drinks or after he wakes up or after a long play session, but even still, he has taken a liking to peeing on the carpets and only the carpets. My whole home is basically carpeted. He will sit at the door if he has to poop. He will sit at the door if he wants to be outside lounging in the sun. But he will not go to the door to pee. And he absolutely never poops in the house. When he started peeing inside he would hide and do it or make sure no one was around then go in an obvious spot, and now he pees right in front of me! After he pees inside he always runs and sits at the door with a guilty look because he knows he is supposed to go outside. I correct him by saying "no, pee outside!" and then I put him outside. Not working. He's been doing this now for a solid month. He has peed in rhe house everyday now for a month. I am losing my mind. I do not want to be the person the gives up and gives their pet away, but I also have a toddler and the puppy is just adding way too much frustration to the mix. I do not know why he randomly started going indoors, but my home is only a rental. I dont want to lose my $500 damage deposit either. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I've invested so much money into this dog. It's just heartbreaking.
Ours was fine. Then had a short spell of peeing indoors.
The aerosol "Don't Pee Here" fixed it in a couple or three days.
 

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Rollo gets tonnes of exercise everyday, between running thru the house with a toddler to playing fetch and running in a large field backyard. He is trained on a leash as well. He visits the vet often. They said he is in perfect health. He has all his vaccines and he eats expensive dog food, Nutrience grain free. He just randomly started peeing on the carpeting.
 

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Rollo gets tonnes of exercise everyday, between running thru the house with a toddler to playing fetch and running in a large field backyard. He is trained on a leash as well. He visits the vet often. They said he is in perfect health. He has all his vaccines and he eats expensive dog food, Nutrience grain free. He just randomly started peeing on the carpeting.
So what kind of dog do you have? And what brand of food do you feed?

Some dogs drink excessive water. Some dogs drink more water depending on the food they eat.
 

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He is an American Bulldog. He eats the brand Nutrience, which is an $80 dollar bag of food. He is treated generously.
 

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You need to start crate training him as if he was a a little puppy. The on;y places he should be are inside, in a crate, inside with a leash on with you looking straight at him, or outside.
Rent a carpet machine and use some of that enzyme cleaner to remove his scent from the carpet while you are crate training him.
 

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He doesn't pee in the same spots and he never sniffs around to find a spot. He literally will just pee where he is standing at the time if he feels the urge to. He also has a crate. He sleeps there at night and when I am gone. Never has an accident in it. Sometimes during the day he goes in there to nap.
 

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He doesn't pee in the same spots and he never sniffs around to find a spot. He literally will just pee where he is standing at the time if he feels the urge to. He also has a crate. He sleeps there at night and when I am gone. Never has an accident in it. Sometimes during the day he goes in there to nap.
How much water does he drink in the run of a day?

And if he's just urinating as he goes, maybe there is something medically internally going on. Does he strain to pee or is it moreso just doesn't care? UTI or stones can cause excess urination.
 

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What is the exact food you're feeding? Nutrience what?

Quick search of Nutrience shows high in carbs and protein.
 

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He has water readily available always. He just pees like he doesn't care. He used to do it when nobody was in the room, but now he does it in front of me. He peed on my bedroom carpet this morning only a few feet from me. As soon as he pees, he runs and sits at the door. Every time. He never sits at the door of if he needs to pre. He will only sit at the door to go out and play or to go out and poop, and when he is outside he does pee. He just seems to now prefer urinating on the floors indoors.
 

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He's eating Nutrience: Prairie Red.
Ok. Realize that $80 a bag doesn't necessarily mean the best food for your dog. That nutrience is pretty high on the protein scale and that in itself can cause issues. I know hunters that change up their dogs food to Acana or Orijen when the dog is in the field in order to add more carbs and protein - but switch to lower protein foods when the dog is home.

There seems to be a correlation between excess protein and excess urination.
 

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He's on a high protein food because he's a large breed dog and the brand I chose for him is healthy, which matters to me. Regardless if more protein equals a fuller bladder, he still knows that he is expected to urinate outdoors. He has been on this food since day one and never had potty issues until a month ago. It has to be something else.. Just don't know what. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Keeping all opinions in mind. :)
 

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This sounds medical to me. If he isn't sniffing out a spot then that sounds like he isn't realizing that he has to go. I would take him to a vet and get him checked out again, we had the same problem with my parent's pug and she ended up having a UTI but we caught it early.
 
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He is only nine weeks, so he still has a ways to go as far as physical and emotional development. Have you, when he does go outside, rewarded him? I know in our case, it didn't take long for Samantha to discover that peeing or pooping outside was her virtual key to the pantry.
 
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