We just adopted a puppy (a mutt) from the shelter yesterday. She thinks he is about 9 months old and not potty trained. A pure whim on my part taking in a dog that isn't potty trained but I figured I would give it a go. When I take him outside 9 times out of 10 he will go potty when I tell him to. I don't know if it is because he is picking up the other dogs scent and marking his territory of geninuely knows to. I give him lots of praise when he does. Yesterday he pooped in the house and when scolded seemed like he knew better and felt bad. This AM when I went outside to see him (he will eventually be mainly an inside dog) he dribbled a little pee. When I took him to the yard and told him to pee he did. I took him in the house and when he saw the kids he left a little puddle on the floor. I think I vaguely remember our other dog doing this, tho that was 7 years ago! Is this normal for a puppy to pee when excited???Answer Question
Answer by SunShineMoMM at 1:05 PM on Aug. 19, 2010
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Answer by kimberlyinberea at 1:06 PM on Aug. 19, 2010
Yes, it's normal. Try to keep the excitement level down a little and he will be less likely to pee. Trying to correct him about this won't work.
Correcting a dog after they poop in the house doesn't work. Dogs don't have that kind of memory. If you catch them in the act putting them outside might help. There is a book by the famous dolphin trainer Karen Pryor about clicker training and dogs that is great. She explains how the animal mind works.
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