Anxiety/ urinating

by Bonnie
(Eureka, mt)

I rescued 2 coton de tulear dogs about a month and a half ago. They're litter mates. Male and female. 5.5 years old. Very sweet, but they are sneaky about urinating in my house. We have a dog door, I took them to the vet and had them checked for kidney disease or underlying medical condition. I'm beyond myself. They are ruining my carpet. Any suggestions.

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Sep 14, 2016
Urinating pups NEW
by: Bentley's Mom

Are you sure what you are cleaning up the urine with is killing the enzymes that leave the scent of urine still in your carpets? If the scent is still there your dogs may keep returning to those areas to do the deed. Also, is your male urinating or marking territory for the benefit of lording it over his sister? Are they both fixed? Since you got them with these habits instilled retraining is a bit harder. Can you crate them and take them out for frequent breaks using the bells or what ever works to break the cycle? Maybe its monkey see...monkey do and you need to identify the ring leader and put your efforts there to begin to turn things around. Good luck.

Jul 18, 2016
potty training
by: Lulu & Socrates

we are so sorry to hear they are messing up the house.
What I did with Socrates is vey simple.
Since you have a doggy door, you should hang a bell onto the door.
Then, you should set a schedule for them to go out.
Everytime, when you want them go out, you should let them ring the bell. you shoule use a treat. You hand wiht treat should be on the bell, and when they come for the treat and make them ring the bell. When they ring the bell, you should tell them they are good boy or girl and before go out of the doggy door you should give them a treat.

They are a bit old, but if you repeat for a week or two week (since they are old), they will ring the bell when they want to go out. I did it with Socrates when he was 11 weeks old, and it took less than a week.

Cotons are good dog and hope it will work for you.

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