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Old 03-24-2015, 03:37 PM
Location: West Virginia
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Not House Trained to Begin with... Train him as you would a Puppy! Make sure You take him outside reg Even tho hes an adult Don't wait! Take him out several times Go with him Praise him IF he doesn't go bring him inside Crate him Wait 30 min IF he does go play with him for hour then take him out Repeat as needed! Plan to do this 60 DAYS beyond him getting it right to Imprint the training into his brain! When he pees inside Clean it good make sure you use products that Distroy the odor he can smell you cant! When he pees on himself Bathe him! Even if its several times a day! Hes Got to learn what Clean means!
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Old 03-24-2015, 03:43 PM
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Assuming it's not physical (and it still may be despite the tests that have been run), my guess, is that it's some sort of submissive urination and maybe some marking behavior too. There may be more than one thing going on here. I'd neuter him ASAP. You don't want prostate problems if he's having peeing issues now. I'm assuming the vet checked his prostate. I wonder if he's having issues emptying his bladder? Maybe a trip to a specialist is in order if this doesn't clear up.

Is your female fixed? If not, it could be marking (doesn't matter that it's not in the same place). Even if she is, part of it it still could be marking. He's making the house HIS not hers.

The peeing while you husband was yelling at the other dog, sounds exactly like submissive urination. He probably heard bad dog and thought it was him. I'm guessing that your husband's tone and body language was different than if he were yelling, for example, at a sports referee on TV. The peeing in the crate while feeding could be that as well. Was your husband feeding him when it happened? I think feeding the dogs in separate rooms is a good idea. I'd also separate their crates and move them to different rooms as well.

When you walk him do you actually see him pee? Is it a little or a lot like he's emptying his bladder? Do you walk him separately from your other dog? If not, I'd start doing that and see if it helps.

Do you leave your dogs loose together when you're gone? I wonder if she's bothering him when you're not there? How is their relationship generally? Do they play or just ignore each other?

It also could be stress related. Did he go from a house to an apartment? Is he an anxious dog generally? I'm guessing he never lived with another dog before. If he lived with a single woman, he may be having trouble adjusting to living with a man (which would be another factor indicating submissive urination).
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Old 04-02-2015, 04:17 PM
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I have a 15 year old male American Eskimo Spitz who has been doing this the past year now. Took him to the vet to rule out a UTI or any other health problem. The Dr. assured me that because he is actually "lifting his leg" when he urinates that it is not incontinence, but rather dementia. The frequency has been more and more as time goes by. His legs are sometimes too week for him to stand up without assistance and we help him down the stairs to the back yard. Amazingly once he is outside - his tail is wagging, and he is RUNNING and leaping joyfully through the yard with our 14 year old male Pekingese. Sometimes he's just seemingly "mindfully lost" but because he still expresses so much joy in his life, I will not put him to rest over this issue. I too suggest the belly band or doggie diaper, however he truly hates it, so we keep him gated in the kitchen where he is very comfortable, and we keep a mop and Lysol handy at all times. Currently - no messes when I take him out every two hours, but that's just not possible all the time. Good luck!
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