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Sophie's brother, Rambo

So Rambo has been with us for 3 days. He is the sweetest, most affectionate little dog. He loves to be picked up and always comes when you call, even though he doesn't know his name. He gobbles his food down, and runs up and down steps. He does not like naps but is getting used to his ex pen and crate.
My only problem is he pees about every 10 minutes or less. He always goes instantly when I take him out, and I have caught him in the act in the house many times. I make a shushing noise and run him outside and he always goes again and usually again 5 seconds later.It's very hard to know when to bring him in.
I considered a bladder infection but he has no problem going 9 hours at night without peeing.He is supposed to be litter box trained and I always have it out. Sometimes he uses it and sometimes not. He seems really smart and is very sensitive to everything I say, so I'm hoping it will click soon that he can hold it for longer than 10 minutes. He is very active and plays with Sophie all day.Most pictures I try to take are a blur but I was able to get one.
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He's very cute!

I bet some of it is excitement peeing.

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He is very cute! If he is as active as you say, especially playing with Sophie, that must be why he pees so much. His little puppy bladder just can't handle all the excitement.

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What a doll!!

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He is so much cuter than Sylvester Stallone. Lol. What a sweetie.
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Puppies pee a LOT when they are little. You need to get an expen and set it up with his litterbox and bedding. He should be in there unless he has just emptied outside or in the box and you are actively engaging him in play. Once he remembers what the litterbox is for and hasn't made a mistake in the expen area for a couple days you can slightly enlarge the size of the expen. Again in a few days when he is consistently using the expen you can make it a bit bigger and so on. Breeders can start pups out great but their new owners must follow through when the puppies get to their forever homes. We tend to be so excited about getting a new puppy that our expectations of them are way out of line. Rambo has just left his first home, littermates and routine and gotten plopped in a very exciting new place. As much as it would be great if he had all his puppy cuteness with all of a grown well mannered dogs grace that's just not how it works. By giving Rambo too much freedom too soon you are undoing what he has learned at his breeder's and if you don't hit the restart and go back to square one you are setting him up for housetraining failure. Accident prevention is the goal and therefore structuring his environment to help him be successful is necessary.

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Rambo has the expen with everything in it.I have had many dogs. Sophie is 4.Rambo slept from 10:30 until 6:30 in his crate. I took him out this morning and he didn't take one step before he peed, and that was for a long time.So I fed him and took him out again immediately and he went 3 more times.I brought him in and he and Sophie played for 5 minutes and I took him out again. and this time he went on the patio. It was just a few drops. I don't expect much from him, but I do feel like he should be able to hold it for more than 10 minutes. He is ten weeks old.
He is doing a great job of going every time he goes out. If this doesn't improve I will take him to the vet.

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I'm not worried any more. I called my vet and she said it's not a bladder infection if he's not having night accidents. Tracy, I think you are right about excitement peeing.
He and Sophie play so much that he doesn't want to nap and doesn't think about peeing.
He now has settled down and doesn't mind the expen and doesn't have accidents in there.
It's just kind of sad that he can't play more than 5 minutes without peeing. I don't really want him to spend most of the day in the expen, but if that's what it takes, I will do it until he can go longer periods of time.

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Hi Sharon,
I'm on my way out but wanted to let you know this is normal. Call Pam. She's your greatest resource for information and wants you to call if you have any concerns. Boys are different than girls and every dog is different, too. Maggie, of course is a girl, but she had to go out every 10 mins and peed approx 3-5 times. I was set to dedicating 4 months but it only took 1 month to get her trained and adjusted to her new surroundings.
Also, a new location is different. I have a vacation home in NC. When I took Maggie to the lake house at 10 months old, after a long winter in VA, she was very disoriented since the layout was the opposite of what she was used too. Lots of variables come into play with puppies and training.
Anyway, you're doing a great job with Rambo. It takes time and consistency. You're ahead of a lot of us, you have Sophie.
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It has been a week and Rambo or Brodie[still not sure] is so sweet, but he still pees every 5 minutes, sometimes a little longer. I am exhausted, but feel sure with him going out 100 times a day he will figure it out soon.
He and Sophie play so much that I have to put him in his pen after about 30 minutes of play. They are both tired but neither wants to stop.
He is already humping Sophie, which I stop immediately, but at least the cat is getting a break. Pepper actually seems to like him, and loves to watch him and Sophie play.
I am fortunate to have a fenced back yard so I can get him out quickly. If I lived in an apartment I don't know what I would do.
The most he has been alone is 2 hours, and he has not had an accident in his pen. He has never had a poo accident.
I catch him in the act of peeing 99 percent of the time, but it is impossible to catch him every time when there is so little space in between. I have probably caught him 20 or more times and rushed him outside.
He still goes as soon as he goes out, even if he just went.
Next week I go to work for 4 hours 2 days a week. My husband will come home to check on him, but he will be in the pen a long time.
He is the cutest thing and we love him so much already.
I don't really expect any advice because I think I am doing all I can.
Really just wanted to update in case anyone else ever has a puppy like this.

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