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Old 12-04-2015, 04:04 PM
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Hunley is 7 months old, (well he will be tomorrow) and he is a great dog, slow at learning some things but getting the idea. My only and biggest issue with him is his peeing issue. He gets walked every four hours, except at night. Even with this schedule, if he is out playing, and he is supervised because I just don't trust him, he will pee while playing, no sniffing, no warning just pee. He still also will pee in/on his bed and sleep in it What gives?! Yes he is a BYB pup but he is great with everything else. Think its time for another vet visit and see if this is a physical or medical issue, although willingly peeing on his bed seems more like a mental issue. I've tried all the methods to train and retrain, but getting very frustrated at this point. I wonder if getting him fixed will help with this issue. Just needed to vent more than anything else, but any ideas/suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanx for reading.
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Old 12-04-2015, 04:17 PM
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Hey Queenlady!

I've had my chihuahua for almost 3 years now, and she still pees in her crate on her bedding, sometimes. I don't know what gives. Most likely it's because of this: The breeder told me she weens her pups in a "rabbit hutch" with others of her litter, and peeing where she sleeps is kind of a thing she does, now. That can happen with puppy mill dogs or dogs that spent those formative months in a display at a pet shop... they're so used to living in a confined space that their "cave instincts" were compressed or messed up, so when "nature called" they had no other place to go. Sometimes, it can be irreversible. Ponyo, my chi, doesn't sleep with us, because yes... I can't trust her (and also she's so small and I sleep with my husband and our cocker on the bed, too! We don't want to crush her!) With their small size peeing at the faaaaaaar end of the bed seems OK to them, but it's still the bed for us!

There's nothing wrong with just crating when you can't watch him. He probably knows he's not supposed to "go" in the house, but when it comes to his own space, well, apparently he doesn't mind! To me, it sounds more psychological, but getting a vet's opinion is always a great idea. I have no problems at all putting my chihuahua in a crate when I can't watch her 100%... with her size it's important I'm vigilant, anyway, and I don't want to get her into a situation where she can get into trouble.

-shrug- I've just learned to deal with that part of her personality. She doesn't do it often, because I take her out, watch her, train her and walk her... but sometimes, she still just does it. Still not sure why.

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Thanx Maddi I do crate/pen him when needed and do try to have him out when I can. He sleeps in a crate in our bedroom at night so he's not alone but has his own space. When I put him in there he knows its bedtime and pretty much settles down, sometimes he wants more playtime and will whine about it. Sometimes he gets a little bit extra snuggles and then will settle down when put back into his pen and sometimes I just tell him no its bedtime and he settles down. Some nights he sleeps the entire night no issues other nights just pees his bed. Do not think he is doing it in his sleep as he has had no issues while napping during the day. will make the vet appointment and see if that will reveal some issues or give some answers.
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Yep, our adults too. Tink is 11 and Gizmo is a little over 2 years old, and they are both great 99% of the time. But to this day, they both still have the occasional incident of pottying inside the house.
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I really don't know what to say about his peeing his crate. I'd keep something really washable in there!
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I really don't know what to say about his peeing his crate. I'd keep something really washable in there!
me either hence my vent session lol. I have washed his bed so many times, I've already had to replace it twice.. he also chewed one of them to shreds after he peed on it O.o. If i catch him starting to pee while in his pen area then I take him outside right away. I think he already knows he shouldn't do that because he stops and looks at me with a guilty look and sort of slinks toward me (the brat!!!). At least I know other pups still have their accidents and its not just mine. Just have to keep working it and hope he figures it out.
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I'm so glad you started this thread. I've been really wondering if others have chis that are 100% reliable or if it's a breed thing, or if it's because we do have pee pee pads down. I remember there was a lady on here when I got my first chi who said her chis were "100% clean". I know Piper has never peed or poohed in her crate. I have to remind myself to wash her bedding it stays so clean and fresh. lol Her "accidents" are few and always within a foot of the pad. Mickey, I'm not so sure. His crate often gets stinky, and it's hard to tell since his urine is almost odorless. I do trust both of them when napping with us. (probably shouldn't have said that. lol) I hope more people share their experience.
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I only have one out my six that have that type of problem. Rheana, at 16 yrs. old, just can't always hold it long enough to get outside. Also, she can't jump off the couch any more and will sometimes have an accident. Occasionally she will pee in her sleep. She used to be very reliable. I just put up with it and put it down to old age. Once in a while someone will get lazy and go in the house. Chihuahua's can be very vindictive, too. I sold Vanessa, now 17 yrs. old, twice when she was much younger. Both times she peed and pooed on the beds and couches until she came home. Once she was home she didn't do it. I've had instances of vindictive behavior many times over the years with many different chi's.
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