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Hi all, I need your input on something.

I would say that Chloe is 95% housetrained. She rarely has accidents around the apartment, and she can hold it for about 20 hours (I know, my bad, I felt so awful yesterday, headache, and she patiently waited until this morning, such an angel I tell you).
The only thing, that I hope will pass in time, and if someone had encountered this situation please let me know what you did: when I'm gone for 4-5 hours, she is mostly fine. But a full work day 8-10 hours, I almost always come home to a little puddle of pee just by the door. I'm guessing she sometime during the day gets stressed or something and pees. I cannot consider it to be a potty training issue, as she never pees wen I'm home, and it's always in the same place by the door. I use special detergents to get rid of the smell, and she keeps going back to that same spot.
I never failed her and always came home, she is fine when I leave in the morning as I ignore her before I leave and also when I come back.

Has anyone experienced this type of stress with the puppy? Do you think it will pass?
 

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Well, 20 hours is a LOT of time...8 hours ok..I left my Snoopy in the crate for 12 hours and he would pee too...he just had to go...i really think he just has to pee, esp since he is going by the door..that is a good thing, b/c he knows he needs to go out, that is your clue...lucky you have it!

Marbles walks around the door to go out, and I had just peed him, but he doesnt pee all the way...so he pees in front of the door which is wood so he thinks it is like outside..but he is getting better.

CAn you get a dog walker? 8 hours is the max Ill go with my dogs, otherwise we take them to day care...Snoopy is terrified of other humans or we would use a dog walker.

I think this is normal, esp since he is going by the door...that just tells you that he needs to go.

Good luck

manda
 

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It is simply too long, I think I would have an accident if I couldnt reach a loo for 10 hours. Could you get someone to pop in half way through the day? If not then daycare would be an answer.
 

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I agree with the others. She's probably peeing by the door, because she knows that's the way to the "bathroom". It wouldn't be good for a puppy's system to hold it for 8-10 hours.
 

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I'm working on finding someone to take her out around noon... hopefully I'll find someone.

Thanks /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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The Bagel can hold it for a long time. If let him in around noon, he won't need out till about ten AM the next day BUT that is because he doesn't drink much while in the house. Even if I don't let him in till after 6 PM, he still needs to go between 10 and noon. I suspect that being home alone during her waking time puts more stress on Chloe than 8-10 hours at night. I'm sure it will get better as she adjust her water intake to your schedule and better as she gets older. I'm not much on puppies but thought their ability to hold time should be about one hour per month they old, up to about 6 months. I won't expect much more. The Bagel drinks lots of water after eating (Breakfast is most all he gets) and within a few hours has flushed out his system so to speak /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif I'm not speaking from experience with puppies but I think 8 hours is an awful long time in the day from most any dog or human.
 

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I think it may have to do with you being home, honestly. You are a distraction and a comfort for her.

When you are not there, what else is there to do when she has to pee but think about peeing /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

Maybe not, but that's my theory and I'm sticking to it, ahahhaha.

Good luck.
 
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