Help! I have a 11 week old puppy ( a boy ) but he peed the other day while laying down.
by Katie n Chris
(Nappanee, IN USA)
I have an 11 week old puppy. I have had him since the day he was born I also have Mom. But he has been doing real good about potty training. We are crate training him and it is going amazingly well.
But the other day he jumped up on my bed sat down and peed, and the next day he was laying down on my bed and peed, and just today he was outside went potty and as soon as he walked in the door he peed but didn't squat or anything. Hope he's ok.
He's had all his shots and he's been a healthy strong little guy. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Hi Katie and Chris
First of all I'd have your pup checked out by your veterinarian to make sure that he doesn't have a urinary tract infection infection.
This can be fairly common in puppies and causes an uncontrollable urge to pee.... and to pee much more frequently than normal.
If he checks out fine and a UTI isn't the problem then I'd say he's just starting a bad habit and you need to take a couple of steps back in his training. Housebreaking is a long process, and even in puppies who take to it easily, it's rarely a smooth, upward learning curve!
There are leaps forward, followed by regression and accidents, then another improvement... eventually leading to a puppy being reliable about his potty habits. But it will take time, effort, patience and consistency.
Once a dog eliminates in a certain spot, the scent brings them back to the same place over and over again. That's why it's very important to thoroughly clean any area where your pup has peed or pooped using a specially formulated product.
Enzymatic cleaners are the best option and you can find a great selection of these types of products on my Dog Urine Cleaning Products page.
Other than that, try to keep him away from the area that he's getting in a habit of peeing on (your bed), and supervise him very closely when he's indoors to prevent this from happening. Puppies are creatures of habit and you want to stop this now so he will 'forget' his new, bad habit quickly.
Hope this helps, best of luck with your puppy.
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