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Why would he start this now?

Ok I am perplexed. My pups are 10 months old and both have not had an accident in 5 months. Just last night Watson urinated twice in the house, once on the hardwood and once on my wool rug. What could make him do that? I didn't catch him the first time but hubby caught him the second time on the rug. Both were castrated at 6 months but Watson is the only one who kicks and struts. He then charges his brother. But he never does the kick/strut thing outside after doing his business like many male dogs can do. I am perplexed. The always potty outside and we watch them very carefully for signs of needing to go out. Is he upset that he doesn't get the medicine his brother does for his shoulder? Could it be jealousy? Any ideas are much appreciated.

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Pixie had accidents when she had a UTI. That was the only time she had ever done that and I could tell something was bothering her. You may want to get him checked just to be certain.

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How odd, Trudy. I wonder if he is a bit jealous of Einstein getting the extra attention since he hurt himself. Do dogs get jealous? I know the yorkie we had for years would 'spite' pee/poop. Usually right at the foot of dh's side of the bed. And generally only when she had been in trouble for something else, upset because DD had been home for a few days and left again, etc.

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Thanks for the responses ladies. I was at work today and my oldest son was home. They went outside about four times and Watson only peed twice so that doesn't suggest urgency. He has not had an "accident" in the house all day. I wonder if he is jealous. This would be kind of strange since they have been together all the time but only Einstein gets the med from the vet. Perhaps I should let Watson have just a lick. I heard that Hav's are not a jealous breed but Watson is a little different. He's just so great except for this one incident. If it happens over the weekend I will take him to the vet on Monday. Einstein has to go back for an x-ray soon since it seems his shoulder is still troubling him. Thanks again for the thoughts on this perplexing problem.

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Trudy, there are many threads about relapses around 10 months. I had it with both my boys. we went back to square one in potty training for about a week or two and that was that. I always suspect that they are beginning to think for themselves at that age and question a lot of things...How come I can't go here? let me see what happens? He also may be more aware of the extra attention Einstein is getting... again, I just think their brains start to work in a different way at this age. I would go back to potty training and limiting his freedom when you are not around for a week. Watson just needs a refresher course/




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I think Missy is right...at 10 months, he is a teenager and you know how teenagers are. Go back to basics if the behavior continues.

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Yes, I've read a lot of those threads, too, that talk of a regression in housetraining when they are 9-12 months. It doesn't seem to last long if you get right on it and go back to strict potty training tactics. It seems to be pretty normal.

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