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HELP..!

Some of you may or not remember me from when I first came to this forum and introduced Lucky who I rescued when I found him abandoned in a park.

How-ever now I am at my wits end with this dog and am considering giving him up for adoption. He is a male beagle who just turned 1. Here is the problem.

He won’t stop urinating, no matter how many times I take him outside he will always pee in the house somewhere. At least 2 or 3 times a day. A prime example is I would take him outside through out the evening and I stay with him to make sure he actually pee’s before I take him back in.

Back inside he will be sitting on the couch with me and than get up and when I touch the couch where he was lying down it will be completely soaked from him just urinating. I don’t think it’s a bladder infection as he can hold it all night while we sleep.

I also limit his water at night so it can’t be he’s drinking to much. I also don't think he's challenging me as he is submissive but not urinating because of his submissivness.

HELP – I don’t know what to do anymore.

Donna.
 

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I assume that you adopted this beag without any info about his past! Such was the case with Rufus, & he had a "bedwetting problem" until he was 2 yrs old! :rolleyes: It's possible the poor beag did not get proper housebreaking training by inexperienced 1rst owners! You might have to resort to placing wee-wee pads or newspapers where the beag is peeing & gradually moving them toward a dog-door...or "better-yet" have an elder dog to coax the younger one to follow them out the door to pee! Goober has taught Rufus, Nibbler & Homer how to use a dog door & pee outside! (If I had to choose between Snapper & Goober as the smarter one....I'd be TOTALLY STUMPED!!!)(Snapper was my first beag & a very smart one that "taught me" about beags as well! He was an expert in the art of "body-language" & "vocalization"! And I must say... He was in the "same class as Daisy the beag" that kept my elder relatives fed during the great depression! :thumbup:
 

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I rescued him when he was about 4 months old. He was neutered at 6 months. He was crate trained but recently has also started to pee once a day in his crate.

I was responsible for house breaking him which worked great. I would say he was at about 98% house trained before all this peeing on the couch started happening.

Can it be a phase ?
Do I just have to take him out more often ?

D.
 

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If he is peeing whilst he is just lying on the sofa it sounds like it is involuntary.I would get the Vet to check him out as you can get hormone tablets that will control incontinence.
 

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Hi,

Marley is pretty much housebroken at 4 months old. However, he does have trouble sometimes with peeing involuntarily. He is a nervous nelly so when his vet tech or trainer or my mother exclaims "Hi Marley! he gets excited/nervous and lets loose a bit. I am told he will grow out of it.

I'll also add, Marley peed twice to my amazement back to back after I took him out and put him in his crate. I now chalk that up to nerves/excitement. He couldn't help it. I was playing with him and all excited.

Maybe your pooch has something similar where he cannot help it.
 

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Yes, I would also consult a vet, but have you heard of belly bands for male dogs? My Badger is a super naughty little tinkler and decides it is ok to purposely pee on the side of his bed! It drives me batty!!! Since it not a daily occurance, but very random I asked the vet about it and she couldnt think of any reason why he would do and it was strictly a BEHAVIORAL problem since his urine test was negative and no infection. yahoo!

So on with the Belly Bands I went. They worked for the most of the time, but he still insisted peeing in them! They may help you though in your case by at least soaking up the urine if it is involuntary and saves you from a messy clean up. You can throw the band in the washer which is nice and easy.

I think you can probably search Belly Bands and find a bunch online. I actually found mine on Ebay /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif
 

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Yesterday was a good day.
No accidents in his cage and no accidents in the house, however I did take him out often and had him sleeping on the rug next to me rather than on the couch.

Cross my fingers and see what happens today.

Donna
 

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Hi! Dexter used to urinate when he was younger sometimes on comforter...since he is still a puppy..he might be marking his territory too...he once peed on my leg once and actually marked me!!!

Anyways, i would not let him on the couch which should also help...taking him out more often and reinforcing crate training will help too...I also agree with others that a trip to the vet is a good idea...

good luck and keep us posted...
 
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