|Barked: Thu Feb 17, '11 10:38am PST |
|No, it's not Tobi xD Tobi is WONDERFUL at keeping his business outside. He has not had a problem inside in more than a month (he had one accident in his crate after eating something bad ). Once again, I'm asking about my boyfriend's pup, Dexter.
Dexter is very close to 6 months and still has a serious pee problem. He can't last more than about 2 hours without a potty break, whereas Tobi goes for about 6 without incident. He pees when excited, when he gets too worked up, when greeting people, when he gets picked up, and, without fail, when we go to leash him up to bring him out. I have started putting down pee pads when I'm about to leash him up and he has started peeing at the sight of those, too! I don't know what to do for him =/ Sometimes he goes to the door and we praise this heavily. Other times, he'll give us no warning, even stop in the middle of play, and just squat in the middle of the floor.
He has not pooed in here in a very long time, it's just pee. Sometimes he has accidents in other places (like at other people's houses, or in pet stores) but he knows not to do that in our place, at least.
I know Cocker Spaniels are somewhat notorious for housebreaking, but this is just ridiculous. I had a friend say that their puppy had frequent accidents until he was about a year old, which I would much rather not have to deal with! Could this maybe be something bigger, like a UTI, or are some dogs just slower learners than others? Is there anything I can do to help this problem? Please let me know if you have any ideas for me.