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    My dog has decided to pee in the house. He was outside back door open we go in the house and he pees on my bedroom carpet

    This has happened three times in the last month. Why and what can I do?

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    Default Re: Potty issues

    Does Red have a specific place outside to pee? If he just goes out and pee's wherever; he'll probably pee wherever he want's... inside or outside. Take him out and show him where you want him to go, and use a specific command. I say "Hurry Up". Jersey knows that means we're going outside to a specific place to take care of business. Hope this helps!

    Quote Originally Posted by SMSiegman View Post
    My dog has decided to pee in the house. He was outside back door open we go in the house and he pees on my bedroom carpet

    This has happened three times in the last month. Why and what can I do?

    Thank you
    Sue

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    I'm dealing w/this exact issue w/my Willow... First of all how old is your bully? Willow is 8 mos and sometimes they regress in potty training, mine started peeing in the bedroom over the July 4th weekend. I attribute it to all the damn fireworks going off...

    If you are pretty sure it's not a UTI or a health issue, then it's back to basics w/the potty training until he gets it again. I have been keeping the bedroom off limits to Willow until she can control herself...

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    @SMSiegman I have potty trained so many dogs in my lifetime,I would have to stop and think to count them. The thing I found worked best with the English Bulldogs is "bribery", also called reward. Taking them out on a leash,so they do not play. Tell them to "go potty", or whatever are your choice words. When they go,tell them how great they are in a happy voice,and give them a yummy treat-right then then,if you can let them off the leash(if you have fence).They do have a tendency to regress,about the age of 6-8 months,but you tell them no potty in the house,and take them outside. Never yell or shame them. @ddnene I had a traumatic night/fireworks but mine just barked. I can't blame poor Willow for regressing!
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    Default Re: Potty issues

    Red is 3 years old. He has always been good about going outside but he does go wherever he wants. I will try some of these suggestions.
    Thank you all for your help

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    Did anything work? I am dealing with the same. Harley is three as well. I'm to my wits end though it's been going on like this almost a year now and I have tried almost everything. I'm tired

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    Great advice from the Team!! - Also you might want to make a quick check to the vet make sure he does not have Urine Crystals, not necessarily a UTI, As Ellie has/is STILL battling hers, vet just put her on a Urine Acidifer, as for some reason the PH of her Urine stays to Alkaline, BUT she if FINALLY getting the hang of where her potty spot is, she can get there when we are home with her, but her little belly just can't always hold it, and for us, its ALWAYS in her crate, while mommy and daddy are at work!!


    Thanks and much Love,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFrey2012 View Post
    Great advice from the Team!! - Also you might want to make a quick check to the vet make sure he does not have Urine Crystals, not necessarily a UTI, As Ellie has/is STILL battling hers, vet just put her on a Urine Acidifer, as for some reason the PH of her Urine stays to Alkaline, BUT she if FINALLY getting the hang of where her potty spot is, she can get there when we are home with her, but her little belly just can't always hold it, and for us, its ALWAYS in her crate, while mommy and daddy are at work!!
    Had same issue with Nyala at 4 months old. Home cooking Missy! It STOPPED immediately in same week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    Had same issue with Nyala at 4 months old. Home cooking Missy! It STOPPED immediately in same week!
    I know I should, I'm TERRIFIED, and have lots of questions...


    Thanks and much Love,

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    Ask away or just follow my post. It's really so not complicated. Just a bit if time but hey, look what your baby is going through!! Worth the extra time

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