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ok- we just adopted a dog.

He is not fixed and five years old. He came from a nice family but was an ouside dog. We could tell right away he didnt get much attention. We have another dog and she one. anyway to the question. he keeps peeing in the house what should i do? should we just keep saying no give him a little smack and throwing him outside? Will that do the trick or do you think he is just to old and he wont learn? We are so confused becuase he is a very great dog. We love him so much hes awesome with our other dog too. We dont want to get rid of him and really dont want him to be an outside dog! its just too hot. what do you think?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Jun. 26, 2008 in Pets

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Answers (8)
  • you're going to have to 'babysit' him for awhile.
    Because he's this old and unfixed, it's a possibility that part of his accidents are from marking new territory. don't get rid of him, it can be easily fixed. you are going to need to watch him very closely for a while. try to keep him in the same room you are in, if possible. when you see him sniffing around or looking like he is getting ready to 'go', pick a word like 'outside' [say it everytime] and take him out. go out with him, make sure he goes before you let him back in. praise him when he does. you will have to stick with this for a little while but it does pay off. for times when you just cant be home to monitor him or night time, i suggest getting a crate- dogs usually won't go where they sleep. remember to let him out using the 'word' as soon as you come home/get up though. good luck!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:01 PM on Jun. 26, 2008

  • get him fixed this will lessen the urge to mark his territory cause this is hormones that feed his need to do this

    Answer by vakatia at 4:28 PM on Jun. 26, 2008

  • Get him fixed. Then work with him consistently. Dogs of all ages can learn tricks and obedience. Try crate training him. When you're not home or unable to keep an eye on him indoors, put him in the cage. Dogs rarely poop or pee where they sleep. (Ours has before but only when he's been sick and couldn't hold it any longer.)

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 1:06 PM on Jun. 27, 2008

  • we arent going to "fix" him. Hes a stud, hes for our female to have a litter or two

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:09 PM on Jun. 27, 2008

  • It's because he's not fixed. If you're not going to fix him then the problem will continue. Hitting him and isolating him outside are only going to cause further behavior problems.

    Answer by deadheadjen at 10:03 AM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • Hitting any dog is never the answer. It only breeds fear. Dogs respond best to calm voices with positive reinforcement

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 10:31 AM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • So you're a backyard breeder? You're only adding to the problems then...

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 11:22 AM on Jun. 28, 2008

  • Actually the problem has already stopped!! Thanks to the first persons answers! Man you guys dont know much about dogs then. Expecially reneek3!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Jun. 28, 2008