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Hello everyone
My boyfriend and I are proud owners of a 3yo bulldog bitch named Daisy. We only got her a week and a half ago from a private kennel and we were told that she was house trained. The first day she wouldn't come out of the house at all, on the second day, she peed in front of us when we were having dinner (charming!), then the next morning she pooped and peed in the same place. We moved her at nights, from the living room to the kitchen and she knows she sleeps there. Since the second day, we take her out early in the morning, then at 2 o'clock, then about 4 pm and then at night. We think she now knows that she musn't poop in the house, as she does it always outside, but for some reason, she continues to pee in the house. Last night, she peed in her bed and stayed there until we noticed in the morning.
Can someone give us any tips on how to train her?

Thanks a lot!
 

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Do you have a kennel for her? Kennel training is the best solution to a wayward dog, especially untill she gets used to your family's routine and expectations of her.
 

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You also need to make sure that your using a cleaner that removes the smell completely. Someone tell her what I'm talking about, my memory has suddenly left me. :lol: You can get it at Petco though, and it's in a white bottle.
 

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The most important tip:

Invest in the biggest bottle of stain remover EVER.

It took my little man around 6 months to get completely trained.
 

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We haven't got a kennel for her and we do use a stain/odour remover everytime she pees. She seems to get along with our routines, we make sure she gets enough time out, in the morning, midday, afternoon and night. She poops outside and occasionally pees aswell, but she seems to be waiting for the right moment when we're not watching her or we have just given her a treat because she has poop outside!! We know is not going to be a matter of two days and we are patient with her, but it seems to get worse.
 

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Sometimes when a dog is put into a new enviroment and in this case also
new owners, she may be feeling unsure of what is happening and unsecure.
Dogs will pee to establish their scent in the house and especially in their bed.
Most of us have problems with our bullys scenting their bed. We wash their
bedding and they pee right back on it. Just a part of their nature. Just give
her reassurance that you love her and that all is well for her in your home.
Stay consistant with taking her out and make sure she pees before you
bring her back in. When you have a chance, get her a kennel. It comes in
handy so many times and they really do feel secure inside it.
Congrats on your new dog and good luck.
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Definetly invest in a kennel/crate to leave her in when you can't supervise. It is one of the best solutions to house training. Also, it's a still a new enviroment to her, the kennel can be viewed as her "safe zone". Here's a website that can help you with crate training: http://www.cuhumane.org/topics/crate.html
 

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did you want such a reserved dog?

I would return this dog to the breeder and get your money BACK, if possible.

A properly bred bulldog..............AT 3yrs old, should come out of the cage and go NUTS for the new people and try to OWN his surroundings. It certainly would not pee in his cage.

This is not correct temperment for ANY dog.

However, if you are now attatched to the dog...............some dogs who have been kept in a kennel all their lives will defacate and pee in their living area, since they have no choice. Eventually, they get used to it. That is what kennel dogs do. It is a classic sympton.
Give it time and just be REGIMENTED AND FIRM on your schedule. Catch her in the act, correct and get her out and SHOW her where to defacate. Simple. Easy. Eventually, her errors will subside.

Good luck.
 

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Is she sick? Sometimes uncontrolable urination indicates illness
 

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might want to have her checked for a UTI.
change of home can cause stress also ..which can cause housebreaking problems.
I'd vet check her, then get a crate and give her time to settle in
 

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We didn't get her a kennel cos it look like she felt really safe in her bed. Today is the second day on a row that she has peed on the bed. We were told that she hasn't got any health problems but want to go to the vet with her as soon as possible, just to be sure.
As for her routine, we take her out 4 to 6times a day (early morning, midday, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and around 10ish). As I say, she poos outside but has rarely peed outside. We want to catch her in the act but she usually does it in the middle of the night when we're all asleep. We tried to put some nappy training pads and she ignores them completely. We underestand is going to take long, but we as it looks to be going worst, we don't want her to get used to do it in the house. Wouldn't this be the case if she got a kennel? She would probably pee in the kennel and if we have to choose, we'd rather clean the floor that have her in a kennel where she pees aswell.
 

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Danae said:
We didn't get her a kennel cos it look like she felt really safe in her bed. Today is the second day on a row that she has peed on the bed. We were told that she hasn't got any health problems but want to go to the vet with her as soon as possible, just to be sure.
As for her routine, we take her out 4 to 6times a day (early morning, midday, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and around 10ish). As I say, she poos outside but has rarely peed outside. We want to catch her in the act but she usually does it in the middle of the night when we're all asleep. We tried to put some nappy training pads and she ignores them completely. We underestand is going to take long, but we as it looks to be going worst, we don't want her to get used to do it in the house. Wouldn't this be the case if she got a kennel? She would probably pee in the kennel and if we have to choose, we'd rather clean the floor that have her in a kennel where she pees aswell.
As a rule, dogs do not like to pee in their crate if they are going to have to be
in it unless the crate is too big for her. She just needs enough room to stand up,
turn around and lay down. Correcting a behavior can take a little time, but if you
are consistant and follow the correct procedures she will learn. It just takes patience
and keep giving her that love.
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