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So my little baby is about ten months old, and I have this little problem.... Why is it that he will do so good (not potty in the house) for most of the month, and then every month for about three days he will have a streak of peeing and pooping in the house excessivly? In stead of letting me know that he has to go, he will stand right in front of me and pee about a foot away! It is so frustrating, because he goes through this cycle about every month, and it makes it hard to build up the trust to let him stay out of the cage when we are gone or sleeping... How do I break him of this habbit? It is really stressing me out! :shock:
 

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Keep him in his crate......it is best for stopping problem and it keeps hi out of trouble and safe.................... Does he have access to food and water too while you are gone? You can't control potty time if he eats/drinks at will
 

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When he has this problem, we do try putting him in his crate and he will still pee in there. We also control how much food and water he receives, and also take him out every hour. He will pee outside and then go again when we bring him back inside. I have no idea why he does this at all, maybe its a male thing? We also have a jack russell thats 13 months old and he has the same problem. maybe its a follow the leader type thing, because when one does it, the other starts up.
 

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When he has this problem, we do try putting him in his crate and he will still pee in there. We also control how much food and water he receives, and also take him out every hour. He will pee outside and then go again when we bring him back inside. I have no idea why he does this at all, maybe its a male thing? We also have a jack russell thats 13 months old and he has the same problem. maybe its a follow the leader type thing, because when one does it, the other starts up.
What do you use to clean up the mess. Unless it is a true odor neutralizer their bionic noses pick up subtle signs from past pissing as flags that say "PEE HERE". Otherwise I find that in housetraining the biggest issue - aside from convincing the dog to void outside - is defining for the dog where outside is.

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make sure the crate is not too big for him/her... you want it to be just big enough for them to lie down in.
 

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He does go outside all the time, it is only a couple days (in a row) that he will go in the house. I just dont get it. The cage is partioned off, and I do clean it with soap and water and also a urine scent remover... he is house broken... Its just two or three days in a row every once in a while. Maybe he just does it to stress me out! Or also, maybe it was triggered by a break in routine? My fiance and I work the same shift and he has been on lay-off for about a week. They are usually in their cages for this period of time, but have been out recently due to the fact that he is home. Also, My fiance mentioned to me today that he went to put rocky in his cage and he began to pee all over... Maybe he just thinks that if he pees that he wont have to go in his cage? (Because obviously when he pees we have to clean it out and cant do it with him in there) and also when he pees in the cage or on the floor we take him outside. Maybe he just wants to go outside? I dont know if this is the problem, but if it is, is there any way to break him of this habbit?
 

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Maybe he just thinks that if he pees that he wont have to go in his cage?
Dogs are not humans and don't think in the terms that we do. I guarantee his thought process is not that advanced..dogs are in the "now".

If he is having accidents, he is not truly housetrained, and is being allowed too much freedom. Or, the training has just not been all that consistent and he's learned that while he should go outside most of the time, it's OK to go in the house some of the time because he's gotten away with it. Considering your other dog is also doing this, I would have to say it's a training issue. You need to go back to basics...no freedom in the house unless he is attached to you and you can watch his very move...as soon as he starts to go, a big NO and immediately outside..lots of praise for an outside potty. When you can't watch him, he needs to be in the yard, or crated. Some dogs just feel that it's OK to go in thier crates..nasty, I know, but if they have done it enough, they don't care...it all takes time.

My fiance mentioned to me today that he went to put rocky in his cage and he began to pee all over
This sounds like it could be a submissive thing. Does your fiance' or yourself ever yell at him when you have found an accident or do you use the crate as punishment? Dogs (especially young dogs) will urinate to show thier submissiveness. It is extremely important that you never use the crate as punishment. If this happens, the dogs can resent being in there and will be stressed..this can lead to urinating and defacating inthe crate as well. It is also important never to scold your dog for an accident unless you catch them in the act..it is pointless after the fact as the dog will have no idea what it is being punished for.
 
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