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Regarding the question about what I do when I catch Copper in the act of peeing in the house, I hold him by the collar and scold him, (I say sternly in a deep gruff foice NO!NO!)then take him outside to see if he has more peeing to do. I guess that it similar to the combination approach that Mkielbas recommended. I do a LOT or praise when he goes outdoors. I like the idea of a bell on the door. At one point this evening he went and sat at the kitchen door and looked at it and I immediately took him outside and he went. So maybe he is going to get the hand of it and I do just need to be patient. (However I took him out every half hour this evening between 8:30pm and 10:30pm and at 10:30 he peed in the kitchen again! UGH!) You are right Jassy, he will be a year old this week (on the fourth) so has had a lot of time to learn bad habits with his former owners who didnt have much time to work with him. So I guess that kind of puts things in perspective. Also, to answer the question from Mom of Two Beagles, when he pees in the kitchen he usually pees on the trash can. He was neutered last month. I clean everything up with Natures Miracle. I'm also going to try taking him out after every time he eats, drinks, sleeps or naps. I've been letting him drink all the water he wants and noticed that he drinks a lot in the evening. I dont want to stop him from drinking as much water as he wants on hot days, but then again, maybe that is contributing to the problem. 99% of his accidents are between 9:00pm - 10:30pm at night. On days when its not too hot, in the 70's, which is typical for where I live, should I stop letting him drink water after 8:00pm.?