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Sigh... we took Squeegee over to our new friends house tonight to play with their Dachshund puppy. They have a great time but Squeegee is only 4 mos and still having a hard time not peeing inside. He peed on their brand new couch!!!!! He also peed on the carpet twice. How embarassing
Do you guys think this is still normal at 4 mos old or are we doing something wrong? We firmly say bad dog and take him outside right away if we catch him going inside and praise him lots and sometimes give him treats when he goes outside. What do you guys think?
 

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Yes! It IS embarrassing, but it's still normal. At 4 months most of them aren't completely potty trained. Keep working with him (I would drop the bad dog and use a firm NO!). If you catch him in the act, pick him up (makes them stop) along with a firm NO! and take him outside. He will get it.

Chloe wasn't trained until she was almost a year old.
 

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From what i have been told 6 months is around the age where they can hold it in and im guessing being in surroundings he is not used to and having to much fun probably didnt help either.
 

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WOW!!! What a weird coicidence here. Zelda's boyfriend is a Dachshund and we're over at his owner's place every weekend. Zelda never has accidents ANYWHERE but there. Even if she's just been outside, she will come in and pee on the carpet in their kitchen, and only that one carpet. It's really odd, but I think it is some sort of territorial thing. She isn't as young as Squeegee, but still young at 6 months! Hopefully both of them will get over it.

But its cute how well she gets along with him (his name is Lincoln). She can stand over top of him and he fits underneath her perfectly. They play fight a lot and he ALWAYS wins. Dachshunds are definately great dogs.
 

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I'm betting very young dogs of only a few months are still forming the muscle strength and control to hold it on command. Plus, when a dog gets excited, they tend to express it through going potty - very inconvenient when the dog is on furniture or a bedspread. Bones, who is a year and a few months old, still gets so excited/nervous when my boyfriend's talking to her that she'll pee on something.
 

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We've gone over to friends a few times with Bodie. We bring one of those screw in cables for outside and setup a portable pen inside (usually on the linoleum in the kitchen). This way he's confined to designated areas and doesn't have the ability to get into trouble.
 

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Mine's never had a peeing incident but i have this one friend and when she comes over he PEES EVERYWHERE INCLUDING ON HER. how weird is that!!! we dont understand, its ONLY with her, its soo strange but puppies will do weird things like that. Mine is 4 months also and they'll have accidents all the way up until a year old sometimes. dont worry too much about it. Its kinda like having a child and taking them to a friends and them spilling something on the couch or floor. It happens.
 

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Haha.. yes, Dachshunds make great boyfriends for Beagles! Our Beagle and the Dachshund are both male and we always say that they're bromancing each other when they play and give each other kisses, etc. Thank you guys for all of your encouragement. It helps to know there's light at the end of the tunnel!
 

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Oh gosh! Don't tell me that. I pick up Max in a couple of weeks, and I hope Daisy doesn't start peeing in the house again! He's a dachshund too.
 

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I would chalk a lot of the accidents Squeegee had to excitement. He was in a new place with a new friend and I'm sure they were playing hard. Jersey always had to go after she was playing. Even now, she still usually has to pee after a good play session.

As for housebreaking, it takes time and patience. He's only 4 months old. That's young to be reliably housebroken. Jersey was close to 10 months old before she was reliably housebroken and close to a year before she was completely housebroken. Every dog still has their accidents, even after they are housebroken.
 
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