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Potty training question

I could use some advice. We've been working diligently to get Tucker potty trained. We're using a crate, and he goes outside (using the back door and going to one spot). He had started going to the door sometimes when he needed to go out, and we were feeling encouraged. He is now four months old and is still peeing at least 16 or 18 times a day. For the last two days he has had numerous "accidents", peeing just a small amount in the house, sometimes within 10 or 20 minutes of peeing outside. I called the vet, but they can't see him for four days--and I'm starting to worry that he might have a uti or something. Is this amount of urination normal for a Havanese at this age? Any other thoughts? I appreciate it!
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Well, my vet just called--the assistant said he wouldn't be able to--so I am feeling much better. There is enough of a possibility that it could be a uti that he is going to put him on Amoxicillin, rather than let it go until my appointment four days from now. Yay!
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Good to hear! Hope he feels better and stops peeing so much! Poor little guy!



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That doesnít sound normal, so I would think itís a UTI. Poor little fella. I hope heís feeling better soon!
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I don't know if this will help, but my last two dogs were diabetic Min Pins and the initial symptoms were frequent peeing. This occurred at an older age, 4 & 6, but with blood sugar monitoring and two shots a day, they both lived to 15.
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Thanks, Geezer. Of course, I hope my baby is not diabetic, but it's good to know. If the antibiotic doesn't help by Monday I'll have him at the vet.
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I hope the antibiotics help and clear it right up!

My puppy did this and it turned out to be marking. I didn’t recognize it because he didn’t lift his leg. It was very confusing! If I realized it I could have handled it better, but reigning in his freedom and taking him outside the second he did it (whether or not he went potty just a few minutes before) seemed to help. I kept meaning to look up better advice here on the forum, so if it continues you might want to explore here. I know I read some great advice here about it at some point, I just skimmed it because it didn’t click he was marking at the time.

Also, sometimes even at a year old, if my Hav is in a hurry for breakfast he’ll pee really fast and trot towards the door. When he does that I just pick him up, put him down in a different stop, and tell him to go potty again. He’ll usually do it right away. Of course, this is a result of my poor training in the first place, to let him pee real quick before breakfast when he was a new puppy, because he was a winter puppy and it was SO COLD outside! He sure trained me to get him inside and get him breakfast right away!
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Hmmm...He's now had four doses of the antibiotic and nothing has changed. Here's an example (I'm writing everything down at this point to show the vet on Monday): At 8:00 am he peed (outside) then drank some water. At 9:55 he drank some more water. At 10:05 he peed outside. At 10:25 he peed a small amount inside on the carpet. I took him right outside--nothing. At 10:45 he peed inside on the hardwood floor. I took him right outside and he peed some more.

I think I need to stop trying to figure it out and see what the vet says on Monday.
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I think I need to stop trying to figure it out and see what the vet says on Monday.
Great plan, but good for you for keeping track! I think it will be really useful.

Also, when my puppy was marking and I took him out immediately after he peed, he didnít always pee again. I only did it to try and remind him ďoutside.Ē Corrective teaching is only minimally effective though. When I whisked him outside from an interrupted pee behind a door, I know it was more effective than taking him afterwards. But Iím certain there must be better completely preventative ways to deal with marking, IF thatís what it is. I think itís smart to check with your vet! Hopefully itís not medical, or the antibiotic just needs another day or two.
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I agree, a vet is the right move. If you know someone that is diabetic, you can check her blood sugar yourself using their glucose meter. Since a dog has so much hair, there are only a few places that you can draw blood without a needle. The best one and the least painful, is under the lip. You just roll the lip back, lance and test. There seems to be lots of blood there and very few nerves that cause pain. Good luck, I hope that things work out for the better.
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