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Dog having a hard time after a move.

We moved. And of all of us, the dog has had the hardest time. My kids had an easier time, which is surprizing. Anywho, Scotty has started peeing in the house, which he has NEVER done. He even pooped, never done that either. We have no fence yet, but we walk him a few times a day, and take him to the bark park. Any ideas on how to make him feel more relaxed?

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Asked by Buffie95 at 11:31 AM on Feb. 1, 2009 in Pets

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  • He could be marking his territory, now that he's in a new place, unfortunately it happens to be in your house.

    Try going back to potty training 101 again, when he uses the bathroom outside, offer him a treat.

    Answer by lilmommy0416 at 11:36 AM on Feb. 1, 2009

  • use the umbilical cord strategy... tie his leash to yourself the entire day. make sure his meals are regular and he doesn't have food down all the time. be consistant with times he goes out to potty so he gets on a schedule. praise him when he is doing his duty outside right then and there while he is squatting.- NOT WHEN YOU GET BACK INSIDE! go back to crate training at night..
    sleigh bells ont he door are also a charming way to teach him to ask to go out. ring the bells before you go out to potty and using a command- such as OUT- when you ring them.
    you just need to fine tune his schedule again. everything is different in a new home- it's just like when you guys used the new bathroom for the first time- it just aint right at first! lol-- good luck

    Answer by alwms at 10:56 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • If he always went in the same place at your old home he may just need to find his own place to go at the new place. It may take a little time and patience to retrain him. I'd treat him as a puppy, confine his area in the home and take him out at regular intervals, praising when he does his thing. Be consistent.


    Answer by cafeclubmom at 6:23 PM on Feb. 3, 2009

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