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Hey everyone! My name's Angel and my girl's name is Diva Jones, she's almost 6 months. She's not a PB chi, she's a teacup chi - min pin cross, but totally looks like a chi. Ok, here's the problem. She pees everywhere!!! I totally watch her at all times, I don't leave her alone when I'm home. She has a large litter box to go pee/poo in and she KNOWS how to use it - She poos in it EVERY time, however, for pee, only when I'm NOT home!?!?! When I'm at home, we'll be sitting on the couch....she's sleeping, wakes up and pees while she's still laying down!!!! She doesn't even both to try to make her way over to the litter box which is not very far from the couch. I've had her checked out by the vet and there isn't anything physically wrong with her. She is spayed. She also submissive pees, but that is getting better. My problem is the apparent "laziness"!!! What's going on?!?! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
 

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Re: Help! NewBie Chi Owner......She's peeing EVERYWHERE!!!!

bc_girl_79 said:
she's a teacup chi quote]

i have the same problem with mine. he was getting good with potty pads and now he doesnt even bother with him he just goes on the floor.
 

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Well, several things come to mind. How long have you had her? You said she was 6 mos old, have you had her since a small pup, or only recently got her? What sort of potty or housebreaking training has she had?

Training a puppy takes a lot of time and patience, and consistency. If you only recently got her, a part of her behaviour could be adjusting to new people and surroundings.

People have different approaches to housebreaking, but here is how I trained Jasmine to use the pee pad. I put her on the pad immediately in the morning or after naps and play times, and said "go potty". I also repeated this about every 1/2 to 1 hr during the day. The pads are supposed to be treated with something to encourage a dog to pee on it. I don't know what, I just know it worked for me. Yes, she had a few "accidents", but some of those were my fault because I would get busy and forget to put her on the pad. At the age of 10-11 weeks, she was using the pad consistently and accidents were rare. I then started moving the pad closer to the door, and eventually outside to train her to go outside. Now, when I am home she will go to the door when she wants to go potty. When I'm not home, and at night, I put down a pad for her to use and she will potty on the pad.

Just be patient, and consistant. It won't happen overnight. Some learn faster than others, and the length of time it takes is dependent in part on how diligent you are in your efforts.

Welcome to the forum :wave:
 

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When your out only make a tile floor available, even my two housetrained dogs do not get run of the house when I am out. If they are good they get two rooms and the rest is off guard!
 

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That doesn't sound normal. She may have a bad bladder infection, Urinary tract infection or Crystals in her urine. You should call your vet and get her urine tested, If it is an infection they will put her on antibiotics :wink:
 

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yeah i think it's weird she would just pee, while she is lying there.....that's not normal behaviour !! i would take Kj's advice and let her be examined by a vet !! maybe she doesn't feel it or can't control it..................

kisses nat
 

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Hi!

I agree with the others.
To me it sounds more like somethings wrong.
Can only be a bladder infection, but I would make sure and go see the vet.

Take care of your sweety!

xx,

Nadine.
 

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she said she went to the vet and the vet said she was fine. i guess maybe you need to get a second opinion?
 

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Emilyyy said:
I am so sick of people refering to their pets as "teacup" chihuahuas, omgg.
Oh well.
Let us all remember that we were all naive at one point.

Anyhoo...both of my dogs do this. When I am not there, 99% of the time they go outside to pee. When I am there, they want me to go out with them instead of taking care of biz by themselves. If i'm not completely tuned in to their body language, they will do it right there on front of me. It just takes time and patience. Hang in there!!!:thumbleft:
 

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Welcome from another BC person!! I would get a second opinion from another vet as well. It doesn't sound right that she's peeing while she's laying down. I had to start getting really strick with Guinness. He had the run of the house which ment he could go whereever and we wouldn't know so he didn't know it was wrong. I put up baby gates and limited him to the kitchen where it was all linoleum. I also set the timer on the microwave and took him outside every hour, whether he peed or not. And when we weren't in the kitchen, he was tethered to me with his leash so he couldn't run off to pee. I also made sure there was no laundry on the floor because that's where he liked to pee!! Hope that helps. Keep us posted.
 

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I would get a second opinion. For one thing, we've seen on this site alone that second opinions can be quite different! It does not seem normal for a dog to pee while lying down.
 

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I agree with the second opinion. Still having training issues at six months isn't that unusual. A chi peeing while lying down sounds like a problem unrelated to training.
 

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lol it looks like "Unique" posted a response on May 30, 2005...and Jennifer Mcfly posted a response yesterday :lol:
 
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