Pepper will cry if he knows Gonzo is out of the dog room or he can hear/see a cat on the other side of the dog gate. He also cries if he can hear dogs barking outside. And if he needs to go out and the dog door is closed. And sometimes he will stand at the dog room gate and cry and I don't know why. He likes things to be the same and it worries him if they aren't. And I would never limit a dog's water to control them peeing. It could have negative impact on their kidneys not having the water they need. It sounds like you tether him to his pee pad? And walk away? I'm sorry, this may set up a negative conotation with the pee pad and he sees it as punishment. And will cause anxiety and whining. I would suggest starting over with his potty training just like he is a little puppy. Or have him wear a belly band, it's like a diaper for a male dog. It has really helped train Gonzo not to pee on the carpet and now he can go into the living room with my girls and not have to wear it anymore.
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Last edited by svdreamer; 05-25-2011 at 05:26 PM.