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    Unhappy Desperate Newbie with new rescue- no end in site peeing all over my house!

    I rescued an older male bulldog, estimates in age range from 5 ( not true) to seven( vet estimate) Previous owners I believe we're dishonest with me so they have been no help. He has been vet checked so no issues there. Hes also neutered! He was having constipation issues so I cleaned up pee everywhere and thought once the issue cleared he would be okay. But he's not I have carpet, that at this point smells completely of vinegar. He sneaks and pees or pees right in front of me we take him out constantly every three to four hours if he wakes up we take him out. But I have just discovered another puddle in my kids room and I'm done! I did not sign up for an older dog to pee all over my house! We have been crating him he doesn't mess his bed he just pees the second my eyes turn. This is not my first dog, I have gone so far as to tie him to me. Which I did with a puppy years ago to keep him from messing in the house. At this point I know why his previous owners gave him up. FYI when I contacted them about constipation/ housebreaking the ear infection he had. They said if you dont want to deal with it take him to the pound! So they are jerks! I do not want to give up but with two small children having to clean up after him all day and wash the rugs tables clothes etc is driving me crazy !!! Do I just put him in a crate for 20 ish hours a day except for outside time?

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    Default Re: Desperate Newbie with new rescue- no end in site peeing all over my house!

    @Legoland Thank you for saving Buster. He is probably very confused with the new enviorment and wondering where his people are. Please be patient. I am sorry the previous owner were not up front with you but obviously they did not train or take care of him well. You will have to start from scratch treat him like a puppy. take him out every 30 min or so until he understands where he can potty. Put a leash on him and learn his cues to go potty. Use treats and get excited when he goes potty outside. It would be extreamly cruel to leave a dog in a crate for 20+hours please do not even consider that. If it comes to a point you would even consider such a thing contact a bulldog rescue who will rehome him. Bulldogs are very sensitive and can sense anger and frustration. Please be patient. We are here to answer any questions and also vent your frustrations.

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    Default Re: Desperate Newbie with new rescue- no end in site peeing all over my house!

    I agree. It's back to basics I'm afraid, and treating him like a puppy.

    Is he actually peeing or do you think he's marking???

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    I think it's definitely peeing. I forgot to mention that we took him to my MOther in laws house and he marked her whole house, she has a dog so I assumed that was what he was doing! We have never had a dog in our apt and the carpet has never been christened. Trying to chase two toddlers and keep him on a leash at all times is so frustrating.

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    I would take a big deep breath and start to act like you have a puppy again. I am sure he is confused and scared right now too. Who knows what the previous owners did with him!! He may never have been house trained!!!

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    Default Re: Desperate Newbie with new rescue- no end in site peeing all over my house!

    Quote Originally Posted by kazzy220 View Post
    I agree. It's back to basics I'm afraid, and treating him like a puppy.

    Is he actually peeing or do you think he's marking???
    This was my first thought too, possibly marking??

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    Default Re: Desperate Newbie with new rescue- no end in site peeing all over my house!

    That's what I'm thinking, he is marking, or he was a mill bully and just doesn't know any better and needs to be taught.
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    Default Re: Desperate Newbie with new rescue- no end in site peeing all over my house!

    You do have your hands full. Bulldogs are very food motivated so make sure to give him a treat and have a mini party immediately when he goes outside. also make sure to use a enzyme cleaner like natures miricle on your carpet and floors they will continue to potty inside if they smell the urine. I also got a spot bot by bissell that was a life saver when I was potty training my bully it saved my sanity.

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    You have to start from the beginning. Keeping in the crate does not harm him, and is temporary until he learns to only pee outside. Let him out of the crate only to eat and potty and playtime, when you open the crate take him straight outside to go. Take him out every 30 or so in the beginning, then try restricting him to the kitchen, then limited time on the carpets. Limit his water intake as well. Reward him for pottying outside. You'll have to really clean with odor eliminating products so that he won't re-mark where he can smell it. I know it's frustrating, but it's not the dog's fault. You wouldn't return a kid that was difficult to potty train. If you can't commit to taking the time, then take him to a rescue that will.

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    Default Re: Desperate Newbie with new rescue- no end in site peeing all over my house!

    Quote Originally Posted by Erinbarin View Post
    You have to start from the beginning. Keeping in the crate does not harm him, and is temporary until he learns to only pee outside. Let him out of the crate only to eat and potty and playtime, when you open the crate take him straight outside to go. Take him out every 30 or so in the beginning, then try restricting him to the kitchen, then limited time on the carpets. Limit his water intake as well. Reward him for pottying outside. You'll have to really clean with odor eliminating products so that he won't re-mark where he can smell it. I know it's frustrating, but it's not the dog's fault. You wouldn't return a kid that was difficult to potty train. If you can't commit to taking the time, then take him to a rescue that will.
    I fully agree ...but don't recommend you limiting his water intake. That may lead to UTIs and other problems.

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    Default Re: Desperate Newbie with new rescue- no end in site peeing all over my house!

    How about getting some belly bands to put on him to catch the urine and lessen the cleanup until you get him trained...or to use if he isn't able to actually control it.

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