Peeing everywhere

United States
October 25, 2007 10:53pm CST
I am going batty! My cocker spaniel has decided to pee all over the place now. I am gonna have to move him to a dog kennel, if he doesn't stop. He is marking too much territory, and I'm tired of cleaning it up. Do you think getting him neutered will help, as I haven't done that yet. He's a little more than a year old, and it's getting bad. I don't have carpet, thank goodness, just vinyl flooring, but it's a pain, still. Any tricks to stopping it, right away? I'm not used to having boy dogs in my house. I usually get girls, and they seem to be more behaved.
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@ElicBxn (61143)
• United States
26 Oct 07
Cockers have a bad rap for inappropriate peeing. Unfixed males also are bad about doing it, regardless of breed if they aren't well trained. So, fixing your cocker and probably some training would both do some good.
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• United States
27 Oct 07
He's my first cocker, and I usually have females, and they are so much easier. He was doing pretty good, and the more he matures, the worse he gets. I would have got him fixed sooner, if I'd have known this. lol
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
26 Oct 07
Bubbles, Peanut and Rainbow - Bubbles - male, black color
Peanut - male, chihuahua
Rainbow - female, buff color
They're sitting in my swing in my back yard. They loved to swing with me when I was outside. They're awesome dogs. Although the two cockers spaniels have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, Peanut is still with me.
They were shaved down due to a skin problem Rainbow had. Bubbles got it too from time to time but nothing as bad as Rainbow had.
I would definitely take him to the vet and have him fixed and while doing so tell the vet what he's been doing because it may very well be a bladder infection. If it is an infection then the vet can give you some antibiotics. He can be tested while he's asleep getting neutered. Although I don't recommend doing this right after he's neutered but I've got a suggestion and it is a bit extreme and gross but I've had to do it with a much larger dog and it worked. However I've got to ask you to remember that there is soap. LOL You can wash your hands afterwards so don't be alarmed. LOL Here it goes, the next time he lifts his leg, grab a hold of his thingy and squeeze and say NO! BAD DOG! NO! And then take him outside and show him the ground and pet him and say GOOD DOG! GOOD DOG! and pet him vigorously to show that that is the right thing to do. Then go inside and wash your hands good!! LOL Yes I've done that and it does work. But of course, don't do it after he's had surgery being neutered. That would be a little too much in the way of painful for him. OUCH! LOL BTW - I've had three cocker spaniels myself however all have crossed the Rainbow Bridge but nonetheless, they all were GREAT dogs. Very loving and obedient. They want to please their owners but, like any other dog, they have to be trained. I'll post a picture of the last two that I've had along with our chihuahua Peanut.
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• United States
27 Oct 07
They're pretty. I especially love Chihuahuas. I have a 12 year old, and I had one that lived to be 16. They have always been my favorite. Thanks
@yanjiaren (9050)
27 Oct 07
Oh no on top of everything else lol.when it rains it pours lol ..or in this case when it rains it pees..Oh dear I know it sounds quite funny but I know it must be really annoying.I hope you can figure out what the problem is.Doyou think he might be incontinent lol? Try to take him to a vet or maybe he may be having psychological disorders.I would take him to get him checked first. Hugz
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• United States
27 Oct 07
Now that was funny. lol I think you're right, I think it may be psychological. After reading some of these, I'm starting to think he may be mad because there's no people with him, part of the weekdays, since Randy has been at my daughters, to be closer to his mom, in the hospital recently.
@TerryZ (22082)
• United States
26 Oct 07
Hi brenda I always get girls. Thats because we are so well behaved.LOLheheheh Yes if you get him neutered he will stop doing that. Do it!
• United States
27 Oct 07
I agree. lol
@Jshean20 (14359)
• Canada
26 Oct 07
I would actually advise that you get your dog checked out, sounds like it could be some sort of urinary tract infection, I can imagine how frustrated you must be though! I always thought that as dogs were getting out of the puppy stage, they had less accidents in the house? I know with our dog, he's actually started peeing up against stuff in our house more now that he's fixed, so I don't know as though neutering would help.
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• United States
27 Oct 07
Thanks.
@deebomb (15315)
• United States
26 Oct 07
That's sure a pain. I have never has a male dog. But I do know that if he's potting in the same area that cleaning up with bleach will stop him. He may have a phyical problem. He may also be punshing youfor something.
• United States
27 Oct 07
I'm wondering, if he's mad at me for leaving to go to work, he usually does it, while I'm getting ready for work. Even though I take him out as soon as I get up. lol
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@deebomb (15315)
• United States
28 Oct 07
That could be. Animals are smarter than we realise. Maybe while you are getting ready for work you could confine him to a very small area with papers down so he can't go just any where. Then let him loose when you leave.
@estherlou (5017)
• United States
9 Nov 07
I have found that with my boy kitties, once the habit forms, it usually sticks. I try to get my boys neutered before they ever get the inclination to start marking. I had one who started doing it, so I rushed him to the vet to get his stuff choped, but he didn't stop spraying. I also have a boy who never sprayed, and was neutered years ago, but once there were other cats spraying outside the house, he started doing it!! If there is another boy inside, they seem to have spray wars. So I try to prevent any spray competition and he tones it down a bit. I don't currently have any boys in teh house old enough to care about that yet, so Chakotay has been pretty good.
• United States
9 Nov 07
Well poo!! I'm at Mom's house on her computer and didn't realize that when I responded to this discussion from my e-mail, it was still gonna be under Mom's username. Sorry mom, I got you another half penny!! So the above response was from ME!!!!
@lc23112 (33)
• United States
28 Oct 07
I feel for you, but I have something really funny; all be it a bit personal; but it will make you laugh. We had a Dobie/Rotty mix; big dog...of course. Everytime my hubby and I would, well, ya know...."wrestle" LOL, we would have to lock him out of the room because he would start howling and "staring". Well, he didn't like us locking him out and would then start peeing all over the hallway outside our door. Talk about behavior issues! But now that we don't have him and I have heard other stories about doggies and "adult fun"; well, I know it is not unusual and quite funny! :)
• United States
29 Oct 07
Lol That's funny. Sounds like the doggy was a little jeolous.
@asolero (152)
• Philippines
26 Oct 07
hahaha!!
• United States
26 Oct 07
Not sure why this is funny.
@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
26 Oct 07
PLease get your doggy fixed ASAP. He will be calmer after and you won't have to worry about him getting out and impregnating a stray or trying to and getting hurt. Cockers need consistent training, as all dogs do. If he is doing this suddenly he may be ill. Take him to the vent. You would take him to the doctor if he were a child. He is probably sick, urinary tract or bladder infection. It can be treated easily and he will be happy. Clean your floors with a cleaner meant for eliminating urine odor. This will help too, you may not be able tosmell it but maybe he still can. Good Luck!
• United States
27 Oct 07
He's been to the vet, recently. He's fine. He'll be fixed soon.
• United States
26 Oct 07
Ok, first when you clean it use some REAL (not imitation) vanilla in water with a LITTLE soap. NO AMMONIA!!! He'll contiinue to go where it smells like pee in the least. Second, take him where he should go every HOUR or so for the first few days. Praise him like crazy when he responds to whatever command phrase you choose to use. Use something like "Go peepee" or "Go potty", words he will come to link with doing it, not ones he'll hear commonly in the house. If he is to be crate trained, go there. Dog and cat bladders are TEENY TINY, if he has water always available, he's gonna have to go A LOT!! Neutering will not help really, different organs, different systems. You might have a vet look at him and be sure there is no bladder infection or kidney stones or other medical cause. If he seems to want to mark territory, which may be the casse, be sure to take him out at least once a day (even if he uses a crate) and let him do it there, praising heavily. It is natural for male mammals of most species to mark and one year would be the age at which he'd be 'staking his claim' so to speak, as an adult. Has there been a routine change? Change of jobs and schedules, new family memeber or pet, change of residence, which would make him anxious? Sometimes these will make dogs (or cats) mark. If so do the above and spend extra time with him one on one trying to make him feel more secure. Use positive reinforcement. Avoid scolding and spanking. In dogs, peeing is a sign of fear and submission, so scolding and spanking or such will only make it worse.
• United States
27 Oct 07
Actually, there has been a change in schedule. My husband is also gone now, Wed, Thursday and Friday morning, so he's here with just the other animals, no people. Maybe that's why he's mad.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
26 Oct 07
well my friend i would get him fixed because he is marking his territory,i had this problem with one of my dogs and this is what i did and it worked out well.A shaker can is simply an empty cola can with a several coins inside it. The opening is taped over to prevent the coins flying out. It makes a lot of noise when you shake it up and down. he might also have a infection of some type too. Watch your dog for any signs such as sniffing and circling that, he is even thinking about marking. The moment he begins to lift his leg shake the can once only to get his attention. The loud noise should startle him and interrupt what he is doing. As he looks towards where the noise has come from. Give him the command NO PEE followed by GOOD BOY NO PEE. By doing this you are giving him a positive message that because he didn't pee he is a good boy. my dog did this all the time and the shaker can worked so well for him. If he then turns around and resumes what he was doing, repeat the process. Try to divert his attention with something fun like a game or throw him a ball. but remember my friend,try to catch him in the act,thats the best way to teach him not to pee in the house just like a kid. OK, so you have stopped him peeing once. Now you have to be consistent and diligent and continue with the behavior modification each and every time you see him attempt to mark urine. Keep in mind that you are not punishing him for peeing, you are rewarding him with kind words for not peeing.do not punish him it will make him more insecure about his habit.pattie
• United States
27 Oct 07
Thanks, it's definitely worth a try.
@hopejordan (3562)
• Australia
26 Oct 07
hi there brendakaya dont give up get a dog litter maybe he can do it in there thats the only way or put him outside to do his pee pees hopejordan
• United States
27 Oct 07
Thanks
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
26 Oct 07
Andddddddd why hasn't your pup been neutered yet? It can be done at 4mo. of age ya know. Moving him to the kennel isn't gonna stop his behavior but neutering and proper behavior training will.
• United States
27 Oct 07
I didn't get him until he was 7 months old, because he drove his previous owner batty. lol I haven't gotten him fixed yet, because over the past year, I have gotten 21 other animals fixed, and it wasn't his turn yet. lol