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Old 06-13-2009, 12:42 PM
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Unhappy My 3 year old Golden is peeing again in house HELP!!

I am at my whits end right now so I am here asking for help. My 3 year old Golden has started peeing in the house after being COMPLETELY housebroken for 3 years. I have had him since he was 8 wks old and he trained very well and easily. I LOVE this dog, would never dream of getting rid of him, he is like a child, and right now I am missing having him inside but I just dont know what to do. He is not neutered and I have tossed this around wondering if it would really help. I have an older Golden male , neutered, who is 9 and he has never gone in the house and now I am wondering if this is a dominence issue and why is is starting now? He hits a select few places, corner of the couch, my husbands business suitcase (ouch) and my expensive curtains. We live in Arizona and the weather does not permit dogs to be outside for lo9ng lengths of time during the summer. It can get upt o 120 degrees and it is much too hot, so thank god its cool right now and I can keep him out as my husband has drawn the line and said he cannot come back in.

So I ask what do I do?? Would neutering him help? I cant have this continue and have tried anti peeing sprays etc. Any help pr suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please email me at azblkbelt@aol.com. Thanks!!!
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Old 06-13-2009, 12:45 PM
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Please take him to a vet and check for an infection.

In addition, always clean the spots with Nature's Miracle. Otherwise, you risk the chance of the original pee spot attracting him again.
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I was thinking the vet would be an option too.
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Why do you say the vet? He is acting otherwise normal. I am a nurse(though not a vet) but it doesn't appear to be UtI related.
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Because that's what dogs do when they have a UTI. Pee all over the place after being housebroken. And, sometimes there are no other signs. Dogs also get stones.........

Also, has a female been in the house, or any other dog?

Get him to the Vet...or collect a urine sample yourself and take it to work to be analyzed...I used to do that when I worked at Hopkins. :-)
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Getting a vet assessment for a medical issue is the first thing to do. Getting him neutered to help stop the behavior if he's marking is the next thing. Good luck resolving this, as you're right; no way can your dog be outside where you live.
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He needs to go to the vet and be checked to make sure he doesn't have a urinary tract infection.
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I truely don't think he has a UtI but I will get him checked none the less. He does not per all over the place more like a specific few favorite spots and it is more of a territory marking thing I think. Would neutering fix this?
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I truely don't think he has a UtI but I will get him checked none the less. He does not per all over the place more like a specific few favorite spots and it is more of a territory marking thing I think. Would neutering fix this?
If it turns out to be marking and not a health issue, neutering may not help, particularly since it's already a habit.

If you rule out physical problems, you need to treat it as a housebreaking issue, like he's a baby again. Observe him consistently when you're around and crate him when you can't. Startle him and take him outside when he marks.

I agree with you that it doesn't sound like a UTI, since he's hitting particular spots, but it's absolutely crucial to rule out all physical problems before you treat it behaviorally.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:54 AM
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My little Charlie started doing this, the vet put him on Valiums for a little while and it worked wonders. I ever figured out why he did it but it worked!
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