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    Default Re: My Dirty Little Secret: My Almost 3 Year Old Bulldog is NOT Fully Housebroken

    I had a similar problem with Liz when we got Amy. Amy was not quite housebroken and Liz started going in the house. I ignored her, but made a big fuss about cleaning up the mess. She got it. Don't k now if it would work with other dogs. Amy was only housebroken well once we got doggy doors. She used to just squat real quick and keep playing!
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    Separation anxiety, I believe. Don't feel bad about a 3-yr old... I have a 5-year old that does this! The usual "treatment" for separation anxiety is training... Basically, you start off with leaving your dog by going to another room where he cant see you but you know what's going on in the room for 5 minutes at a time then praising him when you come back and nothing bad happened. Ignore him if he behaves badly. Then extend the time until you can safely leave him for extended periods. This didn't work for my dog though but then he has a really bad case of it (he's a bichon frise and this is one of the common breed challenge). So, he goes in the kennel even if I leave the house for only a few minutes. It's gotten a bit better since we got the other dogs. He can be ok for up to an hour now...

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    Default Re: My Dirty Little Secret: My Almost 3 Year Old Bulldog is NOT Fully Housebroken

    Quote Originally Posted by sheshistory View Post
    Yes and no. I get lazy because Truman will literally go outside 300 times a day if I let him.

    This evening, before I went upstairs to change out of my work clothes and do some chores, I let him out right before and no messes so maybe that's the key - even if he's comfortable on the couch or sleeping, make him go outside until he learns that a little pee in the kitchen is a big deal to me!

    I'm so glad it worked at least once so you had the chance to reinforce the desired behavior....
    keeping my fingers crossed for you!!!

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    Default Re: My Dirty Little Secret: My Almost 3 Year Old Bulldog is NOT Fully Housebroken

    I am just going to wish you luck becasue everyone that posted before me stated some great insight and advice! Remember -- consistency
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