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Zorro is doing really well with training. He is learning to ring the bell to go out and will use the pee pad. I have only one issue that I didn't have with Loki. Occasionally when Zorro is in intense play with Loki, hewill just pee. I am watching them and see no signs he needs to go. They move away and there is a puddle. Is this normal - like a toddler who is having too much fun to stop?


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Mine did that occasionally, though not with other dogs, just during intense play, so I don’t know if that’s different. It was pretty clear to me it was developmental because it was similar to an “excited pee,” just a small puddle. I took him out whenever he did it but always let him get right back to playing afterwards. My memory about time frames is fuzzy but I want to say that kind of thing during play didn’t continue very long at all, although managing it was different compared to playing with another dog because I started having my kids take him potty before they started playing with him, even if he went potty recently. An “excited pee” when we arrived home still happened occasionally up to 9 months, probably even a year.

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12 week old male. Our pup will sometimes use the pee pads on his own. He has been better peeing outside . He often wont poop outside. He will chew his leash or flop down in the grass . After I take him in, he poops on the floor or in his ex pen. His pen is next to the patio door and is only about 15 feet from the pee pad. Any advice ??
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12 week old male. Our pup will sometimes use the pee pads on his own. He has been better peeing outside . He often wont poop outside. He will chew his leash or flop down in the grass . After I take him in, he poops on the floor or in his ex pen. His pen is next to the patio door and is only about 15 feet from the pee pad. Any advice ??
Poop was a little tricky for my puppy. He had to poop at least twice every time, he couldnít get it out all at once. He was also a little finicky about where he pooped so he would sniff around for so long trying to find a spot that we thought he was done going potty after he peed. I suggest making the area of his ex pen smaller so that there isnít much room for him to poop other than on his pad in the expen. Then you can reinforce if you see him go on the pad. Itíll get easier as he figures out his body and you recognize his cues, and youíll be able to make his play space a little bigger when he isnít having accidents. It made a big difference for us when we figured out the pooping twice thing because then he didnít poop again until after his next meal. Whatever your puppyís individual quirks are, I think it takes at least a couple of weeks to figure those out, whether he circles, squats, goes in one spot, etc. In the meantime focus on preventing accidents as much as possible by keeping him contained in a space that isnít too big, take him potty frequently, and know it gets less confusing and more routine pretty quickly!
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