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Q. Mid age dog not pee trained in a crate. We took him out at request. But he continues marking areas In house HELP

Answered By
AMANDA MILLER COOK

A. First of all, he should be checked by the vet for a bladder or kidney infection. He should also be neutered if he has not yet been. Next, he needs to be managed very carefully. This means keeping a leash on him to be able to quickly direct him outside if it looks like he is going to urinate. This also means timing potty breaks very carefully about half an hour or so after eating, drinking, waking from naps, and after playing. Outside potty break time should be 10-15 min with an extra 10 min or so of playing or hanging out before rushing back indoors. Also lots of praise and treating anytime he potties outdoors.


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