August 25, 2010

How can I stop my 4 year old pomeranian from peeing on the carpet?

I have a 4 year old pomeranian who was trained to go to the bathroom outside. Lately she has been lazy and i don't know whether or not that is why she is peeing on our carpets. I scold her — that is i show her what shes doing but that doesn't help at all. Sometimes she goes outside to do her business, and other times she does it in the house.

What exactly do i need to do to teach her not to pee inside the house? Is it because she is lazy?

Go back to toilet training, that is take her out after she wakes up, after eating and after playing, be with her stand and wait quietly until she toilets and then praise her, so you reinforce what you want her to do……the trouble with scolding dogs who toilet in the house it is drawing attention to what you don't want and any attention is better than none…it also makes dogs anxious and more likely to go toilet in the house……..restrict her space if you need to leave her, which will help her understand not to toilet in the house….as unless she has a medical issue dogs don't toilet where they sleep/play/eat.

She is not lazy she just needs her toilet training being reinforced

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August 25, 2010

Skipper, *Howl if you HATE BSL* @ 9:54 am

"How can I stop my 4 year old pomeranian from peeing on the carpet?"

Potty train her, crate train her, take her out after shes done napping, eating, sleeping, playing, feeding, etc… every 30 min, etc…

Who cares if she's lazy, she STILL needs exercise and she STILL needs training. You're too lazy if you don't feel like doing it. That's why you must train her.

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If this is out of NOWHERE then she needs to see a vet ASAP.
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irishslyeyes @ 10:24 am

Maybe you should take her to the vet. Sounds like she may have kidney stones, bladder stones, or a UTI.
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Jordan @ 11:09 am

Hm, a change in behavior like that after 4 years of training is abnormal and such a change should be cause for alarm.
She is probably not lazy, but sick and her body is trying to tell you that but you aren't listening. Take her to a vet just to be safe and, if it turns out it is a behavioral problem, the vet may be able to give you some advice on how to retrain her.
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dontpugme @ 11:14 am

Do not scold her or stick her nose in the pee. It will make her fear you and you don't want that.
Have a vet check up first.
Make sure you are letting her go outside enough.
If you catch her in the act, make a distraction noise so she stops. Then immediately take her outside to pee. She is not lazy. You are lazy when you have to use harsh techniques that don't work.
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Maxi @ 11:44 am

Go back to toilet training, that is take her out after she wakes up, after eating and after playing, be with her stand and wait quietly until she toilets and then praise her, so you reinforce what you want her to do……the trouble with scolding dogs who toilet in the house it is drawing attention to what you don't want and any attention is better than none…it also makes dogs anxious and more likely to go toilet in the house……..restrict her space if you need to leave her, which will help her understand not to toilet in the house….as unless she has a medical issue dogs don't toilet where they sleep/play/eat.

She is not lazy she just needs her toilet training being reinforced
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Pilot @ 12:14 pm

Clean the carpet with special cleaner to get rid off the ammonia smell.
Maybe she won't go out because of bad weather or she's scared of something outside.

If it persists take her to the vet.
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Bobbie L @ 12:31 pm

First of all, I'd schedule a visit to the vet's office to rule out medical issues. If that's not the problem, then it's time to start potty training all over again. Scolding is useless, and showing her what she did, probably after the fact, is also useless.
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Bree @ 1:17 pm

I would definitely get a urine sample and drop it off at my vet's as soon as possible! Sounds like she might have a UTI…if she's straining, she may possibly have urinary stones or even a blockage….best to take her to the vet with fresh urine sample!
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http://www.preciouspets.org/articles/urinary-tract-infections.htm