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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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Serious Potty-Training Regression

Help! Just 5 days ago Mochi was running to her ugodog to pee almost 85% of the time. All of a sudden, she stopped going to the ugodog to pee completely. So I went back to square one of training and now. Whenever I think she is about to pee, I lead her to the ugodog.

Sometimes she goes in the right place, and I praise her profusely. When she doesn't, I put her in a time-out for about 1-2 min. But it's not working! She has peed when she was lying down, no warning. And last night, she actually peed ON ME. I don't know what I'm doing wrong and am almost at wits end. I don't think it would be so bad if she wasn't doing so well and then regressed so dramatically.

In the morning when I KNOW she has to pee, I put her a few steps away from the ugodog and nudge her in the right direction and she always goes in the right place.

Does anyone have any suggestions for me, please?? She is 3 1/2 months old, so yes, I know she is still young. But I just have a hard time believing that she peed on my lap - I was sitting on the ground so she could have easily gotten off.

Oh, I should add that she IS good about pooping. She will run across the room to poop on the ugodog. Why not pee?

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Is it possible she has a bladder infection? You should take her to the vet and make sure there are no problems first.


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Yeah, first thought was 'urinary tract infection!'

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Can someone explain that a little bit more please?

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Hmmmm, that's got to be frustrating. My guys took awhile to housebreak. They were good most of the time, but they would slip up once and awhile. Just when you think they are housebroken, they test you. I think you should just stay on track and it will eventually click.
Bella peed on my ex husband once. She did it to show submission. He was panicking and screaming about losing the TV remote, because his favorite hockey team was in the finals. He wasn't yelling at anyone, but Bella thought he was mad at her. Once he got settled into the bed, Bella climbed onto his chest and peed all over him. I found it very funny That's the only time she did that. Do you think Mochi could have done it to show submission too?





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You've never had a UTI or bladder infection yourself? LOL, lucky you! It's basically bacteria in the urine tract and/or bladder that causes you to pee a lot. It can be painful and has a burning sensation (when you pee) too. Call your vet and explain about the peeing on your lap, etc. and s/he'll probably ask you and/or take a urine sample to check. If that's what she has, then it's easy to cure - just a dose of antibiotics and she'll be good to go.


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Linda: I'm pretty sure it wasn't submissive as she was chewing on a bully stick while I was browsing the internet on my laptop.

Lina: No, I've never had UTI :X Usually how does a person, or a dog, get it?

I'm going to call the vet today. Thanks for the advice. If it IS UTI, I'm going to feel so bad about the time outs

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I think with a UTI, the pup will pee more frequently and sometimes not much will come out. They feel like they have to go all the time, even if it's just a couple drops.





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You can get a UTI in a multitude of ways, but it's a very common thing for females to get (both human and dogs). In dogs it can either come from the food they eat (unlikely in your case as I believe it has more advanced symptoms such as bloody urine, cringing when peeing, etc) or from bacteria coming up the urinary tract from the outside (what I would think Lotus has if this is a UTI).


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Linda, that's true in some cases, but not all - sometimes incontinence (peeing without meaning to such as when on a lap or when lying down like described above) is a sign of an UTI, which is why I would suggest checking with the vet first to make sure there are no physical problems going on.


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