Judy - Dori & Jaime's Mom
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Pee in bowls
I fostered and then adopted a female puppy mill rescue a couple of months ago and I was told right off the bat that she peed in the water bowl at her first foster home. When I brought her in our house for the first time, she prompted peed on the rug by the back door and fairly soon peed in the water bowl. I solved that with using a high bowl that her but could not reach (glad she was not a boy). She has peed in the food bowls of my other dogs a couple of times when I did not get them picked up quicky enough. Since she has been her a couple of months and seems to be feeling quite comfortable, I thought she would not longer pee in a bowl. I was wrong, she peed in our senior Havanese who is the alpha of the three the other day after not doing anything for many weeks.
She has never deliberately peed on the floor since (just the bowls). She has had some accidents where it was just too long for her -- during the day 4-5 hours is her limit, although she does fine over night.
I thought this was a marking her turf and probably related to being a mill dog.
Judy -- Mom to Jaime, Dori, and Chloe
Mom to my girls Jaime, Dori, & Chloe