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Random or what??
As I've mentioned in other threads, I've had hell of a time housetraining Louis (got him at 2 years old). He's been doing REALLY great though! The last potty accident in the house was about 4 months ago! Seems like ages ago when you are accident free. He's even rang the bell a couple of times to be let out. When he's doing an activity like chewing bones, he will stop, come stare at me, or even sit. I feel like this is his way of alerting me; I take him outside immediately, he pees, he runs back inside and happily resumes his activity. I've even gotten comfortable leaving him out as opposed to crating him when I'm doing dishes or an activity where I cannot watch him. He's been doing well and he will just lay down in the living room. I wouldn't call him 100% reliably potty trained, but it has been an improvement. Even when he doesn't directly alert me, I know the signs he has to pee. He will wander with his nose to the ground, back and forth with a quicker shuffling movement.
So, after all that - my husband and I were in the living room. We were talking to each other and all of a sudden I noticed Louis squatting on the dog bed. He was standing very still. I said "Louis, are you PEEING?!" and he was!!! To me, he did it with no signs he was wanting to pee (or maybe he did but they were SO subtle??), AND he did it RIGHT IN FRONT OF US! Even my husband said it was 'so random.' I find it really weird Louis would pee on the dog bed. I'm trying to figure out why he would do this. I did dogsit a friend's dog this past weekend who used the dog bed a lot, but I washed the cover since then. The dog bed was sitting on the floor with a clean cover for a couple of days - you would think he would have peed on it earlier. My husband thought maybe because his backpack was on the dog bed, it made the bed smell differed. He uses the backpack for traveling so I'm sure as odd smells. I just don't know what to make of it - but because of this potty incident, we are right back to being more strict about his freedom. Why do you think he did this? I was so shocked I didn't even have time to get mad. Louis was taken out to potty and he had peed 30 minutes before this incident. BTW, even my husband has watched him, and he's not the most attentive person when it comes to potty training, and Louis did great with him. Very perplexing!