Sherman's Mom, Carol
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hagerstown, Maryland
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7-month-old puppy still not housetrained
Hi, Sherman got neutered 3 weeks ago and since then has had 3 episodes of peeing on the living room rug. Every time I react by keeping him in the kitchen behind a baby gate with his toys and food, etc. for a few days. Well, maybe 2 days. Then I feel sorry for him and let him out so he can look out the window and feel normal. I still take him out every 2-3 hours without fail. Today I saw him squat and pee on the rug after about 1 1/2 hours. I yelled and took him outside. He acted like he'd never done it outside! When I took him out full-fledged a few minutes later with his leash and coat on, he peed a long time. I've never tried crating him, just keeping him in an ex-pen, but I'm beginning to think I'm going to have to resort to it. But would just keeping him off the rug for a month or so help? Or never letting him on it? He doesn't do it on the same spot so feeding him there wouldn't be any use. His breeder didn't take him out to pee--just used puppy pads--and thought it was funny when he didn't use the pads. I don't think it's funny. I've had him for 4 months and have made only a little progress. Does anybody think I should bag the ex-pen and keep the little devil in his crate unless he's outside on a mission? The cats sure would be happy. I'm not feeling like giving him up, but I'm pretty disappointed.
I'd appreciate any and all advice.