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Old 10-30-2008, 04:50 PM
 
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Default Dog will NOT stop urinating on carpet!!

My husband and I recently aquired a new dog, a puggle from a man who just didn't have time for her anymore and she was constantly in a cage. He assured us she was potty trained. She's 2 years old, VERY healthy.. Had all the check ups for UTI's, crystals in urine etc etc. by us and previous owner.. Nothing.. she however will not stop urinating in the house! We have carpets and we gave in and bought a carpet cleaner and use the Natures miracle as a cleaner, the no marking kind specifically.... I thought maybe it was a dominace thing over my other dog a toy poodle but I dont know..


We can take her out 5 times a day and she's still guarenteed to pee at least once on the carpet, or my couch or my bed. We've even gone as far as gettin baby gates to put up around the house to keep her out of places!

She's also obsessed with water so we've limited her intake well rather controlled it because if you put down a bucket of wate she'll drink the whole thing. We make sure she gets enough but not too much. She even jumps in the shower to drink the water... Not diabetic or anything like that though..

I'm just at a loss!! I have had many dogs and all have been sucessfully house broken, this dog however refuses.. Won't crate train, won't do it for treats nothing! Help where do I go from here!!
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:11 PM
 
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Obviously, she's NOT trained, the guy wasn't being honest with you. Having said that, I will also say that YOU are in control and shouldn't let her go on the carpet or bed or wherever she's having accidents that upset you so much. All she wants to do is please you, it's just that she doesn't know what that is.

Please take a look at post #4 in this thread: I just got two puppies

This is my housetraining post and it WORKS, as long as you follow it TO THE LETTER. No cheating: no letting the dog out in the yard alone, no cruddy treats from the store, and NO scolding. And EVERYONE in the house has to be consisten in using this method.

Part of your problem, which I also address in this post, is how you clean up her accidents. You need to stock up on Nature's Miracle and use it LIBERALLY.
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Old 10-30-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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Well clearly she is not potty trained. She was constantly in a cage, so she thinks that anytime she is let out of the cage, everywhere else is a place to go potty.

You need to train her as if she were a puppy starting from scratch. That means, for now, you keep her in the crate at night and while you are out of the house. When you let her out, you take her directly outside. Preferably with the other dog, so she can watch the other dog pee in the yard as well. (I know some owners who also pee in the yard, to show their dogs how to do it!)

When she pees, you praise her. Make a big deal about it. Praise, praise, praise.

Same thing after a meal. After she is done eating, you take her directly outside. Carry her out if you need to. Stay outside until she does her business. Same thing in the morning when she wakes up. Take her outside. Directly outside. Stay there until she does her business.

Eventually she will understand that outside is where we go pee. Once that happens, you start to let her out of the crate in confined areas, and so on.
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Old 10-30-2008, 06:18 PM
 
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Take her outside every hour on the hour during the day. When I got my dog, she had been at the no kill shelter for a month and had regressed a bit in her potty training, and would go anywhere. Within a week and half, she was asking to go out to potty.
You have been given some good advice. Good Luck with her.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:12 AM
 
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Part of your problem, which I also address in this post, is how you clean up her accidents. You need to stock up on Nature's Miracle and use it LIBERALLY.

I literally put it IN my carpet cleaner and clean the ENTIRE house with it when I clean the carpets.. which at this point is about 2 times to 3 time a week.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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Well clearly she is not potty trained. She was constantly in a cage, so she thinks that anytime she is let out of the cage, everywhere else is a place to go potty.

You need to train her as if she were a puppy starting from scratch. That means, for now, you keep her in the crate at night and while you are out of the house. When you let her out, you take her directly outside. Preferably with the other dog, so she can watch the other dog pee in the yard as well. (I know some owners who also pee in the yard, to show their dogs how to do it!)

When she pees, you praise her. Make a big deal about it. Praise, praise, praise.

Same thing after a meal. After she is done eating, you take her directly outside. Carry her out if you need to. Stay outside until she does her business. Same thing in the morning when she wakes up. Take her outside. Directly outside. Stay there until she does her business.

Eventually she will understand that outside is where we go pee. Once that happens, you start to let her out of the crate in confined areas, and so on.

thats exactly what we do, cage at night and when we're not here. First thing in am she goes out, eats.. half hour later she's out again... then from the time she eats again at 4 we take her out at least 7 times minimum. I'm home all day so she's not going long periods without supervision and this has been going on since July when we got her and we've been trying desperatly since then to fix this.

She'll literally pee right in front of us even if she pee's outside she'll come in walk on the carpet and pee immediatly, So we turn around take her right back out. She's literally pee'd right on my foot while I wasn't looking... This is why I'm at a loss. I've trained her just like she was a puppy, tried all the things I can think of, sprayed the entire house with Natures Miracle, every inch and nothing. I've trained 5 other dogs I've had and all have caught on just not her... I let her out with my other dog so she can see him do his business and for a while she had him regressed and he was going in the house but we fixed that..
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:20 AM
 
Location: California
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Has she had a complete medical check-up? Don't just assume she is healthy if it is what the seller told you...he obviously has already lied to you at least once.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Hmmm sounds like you have a sooner.
Sooner pee on the floor than anywhere else. My sister has a talent for finding sooners LOL. Training training and more training still.
Get a shock collar. Nail the sooner as soon as you see it begin to search for a spot. Take it outside and let it do its business outside. Praise, praise and more praise. I have helped my sister defeat this problem more times than I care to think about.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Crate train her. Also watch her water intake. She may have psychogenic polydipsia.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:41 AM
 
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Get a shock collar.



NO SHOCK COLLAR. EVER.
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