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    Default He's going backwards in his potty training...why??

    So frustrating, this a.m. when Tate woke up he peed in bed! that's my bed, not his bed. Yikes, i got all po'd 'cuz he hasn't done that in weeks and weeks. He knows he's supposed to go on his wee wee pads. Last night he peed on one of his beds in the living room. He's almost 9mos old and I've been fairly confident that he knows where he's supposed to go potty. Both incidents, btw, happened when i was either cuddling with Finn or cleaning Finn's booty so i was wondering if Tate did that as a rebellion/attention-seeking thing (cuz he sure got my attention)!

    I know accidents will happen but it just rattled me a little. He's also too heavy for me to pick up easily and carry while he's squatting in action, to plop him on his pad, so he ends up just staring at me like nothings wrong and completes his duty.

    Does this happen to your bullys who are housebroken/potty trained and how do you deal with it?




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    Default Re: He's going backwards in his potty training...why??

    ...when Jake was waaay younger..he had a couple "retreats"! But not since then. It sounds like he's trying to get your attention alright. Did he do any of these "accidents" before his neuter? Wish I had the answer....

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    Aaaaah the teen years. Rebellious is what it is! Each and every time. Mine were about from 7 mos to 10 mos when they started that up. Also could be horomones and harder to control during that time, I am not sure. Just keep an eye out for a UTI, which is another possibility.

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    I agree with @desertskybulldogs, I think she hit the nail on the head.
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    Default Re: He's going backwards in his potty training...why??

    Yah... going through this with Chance. He isn't even allowed up on the bed (ever), but one day he jumped up after running around all over the place, jumped like a crazy monkey all over the bed and then peed all over it. Believe me when I tell you he KNOWS he's not supposed to.

    Nowadays he's fine (more or less) but if there is a blanket on the floor for him to play with his toys on, it is inevitable that he'll pee on it. If nobody is looking, he marks blankets on the couch, too (or throws them to the floor to mark them). He's almost 10 months so I think, like @desertskybulldogs said, it's a rebellious phase. It's not as though he can't hold it or doesn't know how to ask to go out.

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    I feel your pain!!! It is very frustrating, and I only have ONE!! He will go a week accident free, keep in mind on the exact same schedule, then BOOM, for days he will pee or even POO his kennel!! I'm at my wits end, just don't know what to do.......so you are not alone....
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    Default Re: He's going backwards in his potty training...why??

    Glad to know i'm not alone with this

    Tate didn't have any accidents this evening so we'll see...

    @JAKEISGREAT, he did this prior to neuter as well.

    @malaviKat, mine also seem to think that blankets and towels on the floor is an invitation for a bathroom break! they do that with their beds too.




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    Brooke did have a few accidents after being spayed. Not sure if it was the meds or if she was just mad at us for making her have surgery. Might be similar since he was just fixed too.

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    Default Re: He's going backwards in his potty training...why??

    Quote Originally Posted by Luvin My Bullie View Post
    I feel your pain!!! It is very frustrating, and I only have ONE!! He will go a week accident free, keep in mind on the exact same schedule, then BOOM, for days he will pee or even POO his kennel!! I'm at my wits end, just don't know what to do.......so you are not alone....
    This has happened a couple of times with Bo but honestly, it was my fault when it did happen. I may have let him out before bedtime, but if I don't stand there and watch, there's no 100% guarantee he'll do what he was sent out there to do. He's a baby afterall. There's nothing that wakes me up after in the morning than the aroma of fresh poo in the kennel. Talk about SPRINGING out of bed! Bea peed in the "big bed" just one time and I think it's because she didn't know how to ask to get down - so she just squatted. ha ha

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    well we take Chaos out on a leash because we are redoing the gate and he wants to run after the cars, so we watch him potty and give him plenty of time. and he finishes his business and thats why I don't understand. His crate is in my bedroom and he never whines to let us know hes gotta go, he just goes and most of the time its within an hour of going out.....REBELLION.....I say
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