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Last November it got bitterly cold here. I was concerned about taking Winston out for potty breaks. But as it happened, despite the cold, he sort of trained himself and we haven't had any indoor potty breaks until.....about a week or so ago. Today he's peed inside about 4 times and he has pooped inside at least once a day for a while. He also still goes outside when we put him out or walk him.
I can't figure out why he might be doing this or how to stop it either.


He also often paws at the door to go out then when we open it, he takes off back into the house or just turns around and paws the outside of the door to be let back in.

I can't figure him out. I don't want to ignore the door because I don't want him to pee inside, but I also can't let him make me run to the door every 2 minutes.

His first day of school is tomorrow. Do you think he knows?
 

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Winston is still young, so dont worry too much about occasional accidents. Make sure you clean up well after him, we were forced to throw away a couple of carpets because Susi used them time and again. Remain consequent and praise him greatly when he goes outside.
Good luck with the dog school!!
 

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I thought Georgia was doing good also until I saw a dark pee stain fresh I may add in my rug up stairs yesterday hubbie was packing for an overnight trip I wonder If she knew something was out of the normal? my husband & I were both up there with her too but she did it in the hall & I have no Idear why
 

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I can't tell about adults, but when they are puppies, before they hit the year mark, as adolescents they have a minor relapse (well, many of them anyway). I wouldn't worry about it too much, continue as if potty training never stopped and everything will go back to normal in no time!
 

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Originally Posted By: Winston's Mom He also often paws at the door to go out then when we open it, he takes off back into the house or just turns around and paws the outside of the door to be let back in.
Oh I know that sooo well, at first I thought it was a look what I can make the humans do kind of thing but now (after about 2 years!) I know it just means attention, now please!
 

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I think it is highly possible they sense a change in the energy in a household (due to an upcoming trip, the start of puppy school, etc..) I also think that it is true that youngsters occasionally regress temporarily on occasion.

I was so angry at one of ours the other day (she never knew it though) because I had bathed her and closed the dog door to avoid a muddy dog. I kept putting her on a leash and taking her out front for potty breaks about every 15 minutes or so. She never would pee outside. Nope instead she proceeded to come in, jump on our king size bed, and pee. Mommy was not happy, but since it was on daddy's side...he was even more upset than mom. lol Damn dogs.

Sulli is actually an older pup (almost 2), but until January when she came to live with us, she had never put a paw inside a building or home. Obviously that means she had never been housebroke. I still try to act like she is a young puppy just learning, but it is so frustrating some times. She had been doing so well but we recently bred her and now that she is pregnant she has had about 4 potty accidents in the house.
Oh well...life goes on!
 

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accidents happen, even months after you think their potty trained also somtimes its not really their fault, personally we free feed and have water and his food out all day and the other day it took me longer then expected to get home, we have our dog on a schedule and he just couldn't hold it, i dont blame him. but you know it happens. be patient, it could just be a small slip up. I know my ted has the most sheepish guilty look on his face when he has an accident.
 
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