Is He Lazy or Peeing On Purpose

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Jan 31st, 2008 23:25
Washington
barnesfern
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Hi folks, I'm at my wits end. We just moved into a new home and our 8 year old Beagle is still urinating on the capet, oh once every 3 or 4 days. He has a doggie door into the garage and another outside through the wall into his own fenced in area. My wife and I both work full time so he is left at home alone with the cat for most of the day. He knows how to use the doggie doors, and he's never deficated in the house. I've never hit him, I don't yell at him about his mistakes, but I talk to him and he gets the message that I'm disappointed in him. Any suggestions on will help stop this behavior? Is it he just resents being home alone?
   
Secondly, I've seen the advertisement on this website for CD's on how to train your dog in 6 days, called "Hands Off". Can anyone recommend this?
   
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Feb 1st, 2008 10:33
Virginia
Zippygirl
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Was he urinating on carpet before you moved? If not then i would say maybe he smells what animals who might have lived in that house before have done Another thing i would do is get a urinalysis done he may not be able to help it If however he was going in the house before the move that tells me he was not totally housebroken to begin with I would treat him as though he was a 10 wk old puppy if you did not use crate before i would crate train him now this might mean you have to get someone to come in can let him out once a day but hopefully if will stop the accidents
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Feb 3rd, 2008 12:04
Washington
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Any other suggestions, as far as training tips, that doesn't involve setting up his crate inside the house? We have no nearby relatives, and I'm not too excited about giving a key to a neighbor, whom doesn't work during the day, and asking them to come into my house every day; especially when there are two perfectly good doggie doors. Does anyone have some training techniques that they've used that might work in this situation? Something to help convince my lazy, or lonely dog, not to pee on the carpet when he's mad his owners are away at work. As I said, he only pees once in 3 or 4 days, and those days usually occur when we get home later than normal from errands or appointments.
   
I'm thinking about moving his dog food bowl outside, so when he's hungry, he goes outside to eat, and will be more inclined to go to the bathroom. It's cold now (winter) so we've been feeding him inside.
   
Any other suggestions you?ve tried or think may help?
   
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