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Old 02-11-2013, 12:25 PM
 
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You are saying two different things:

1) She knows how to let us know she needs to potty
2) She has accidents soon after she has been outside
I'm saying those two things because that's what is happening. That is the dilemma. And I think I explained pretty well why a crate won't work in this situation. I am not going to crate her every minute she isn't outside. She is a very athletic, high energy 10-month old puppy who can literally shake, rattle and roll any crate, wire or softsided, from one end of the room to the other.

I think K9Coach offered the best advice. She is always in my sights, or under my desk like right now...
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Old 02-11-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Maybe take her out 10 mins after you bring her in. How big is she? Maybe a litterbox would help....gives her a place she can go with out getting into trouble.
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:41 PM
 
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She's 50 pounds of puppy, and I kind of don't ever want her to think it's okay to potty in the house. I won't even have a cat because I don't want a litterbox to deal with.

I think we're dealing with an attitude, or excitement, or possibly marking where another dog has peed before. I remembered this morning that the first time we entered this house with our dogs, before the movers arrived, our guy Jimmy went into the basement and immediately lifted his leg and peed. First time he peed indoors since he was a puppy 8 years earlier! That boy would have exploded rather than potty in the house, so we chalked it up to some rogue scent from the previous owner's dog. But we've SteamVac'd it since then...which probably didn't eliminate all the scent. It's amazing how they can smell things years after the fact.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:58 PM
 
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You are right about the power of their sense of smell. My dog just found a dead mouse under a good foot and a half of snow in freezing weather!

It does sound like it may be the residual odors, especially if that is where she is choosing to go. I know you said you steam cleaned, but if the odor is in the surface under your carpet or the padding, there is nothing you can do from the top surface to get rid of it. You may have to rip it up to see what is underneath or keep her out of the area.
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Old 02-11-2013, 04:15 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Chenge carpet scrub the cement Kill smells.... Maybe some one had her in a basement at one point in her life so she thinks its ok. How does she do in rest of the home?
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:11 PM
 
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Chenge carpet scrub the cement Kill smells.... Maybe some one had her in a basement at one point in her life so she thinks its ok. How does she do in rest of the home?
I thought the same thing, that she had been kept in a basement with her litter and allowed to potty down there. She's good in the rest of the house, but once in a while, she squats in front of the fireplace and pees right in front of us. Always in the same spot, the spot treated with Nature's Miracle no-marking spray and cleaned almost to the rug backing. Then there are a few times she has peed by the door -- which obviously is OUR fault.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:13 PM
 
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You are right about the power of their sense of smell. My dog just found a dead mouse under a good foot and a half of snow in freezing weather!

It does sound like it may be the residual odors, especially if that is where she is choosing to go. I know you said you steam cleaned, but if the odor is in the surface under your carpet or the padding, there is nothing you can do from the top surface to get rid of it. You may have to rip it up to see what is underneath or keep her out of the area.
We'll opt for the second choice, keeping her out of the area. Just found out we have to excavate part of the front lawn to fix a water main crack, so there will be no carpet excavation in our future!
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