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***** my ten week old born Sept. 1, 2009 was doing ok with potty training but then today WOW! Peed 4x in an hour in the house. Once just 5 minutes after he peed. Yes he had played hard and drank a lot of water but I had not seen this before. Usually goes 45 minutes to an hour. BTY I said, NO, NO and put him out where he normally goes. My sister said I was not stern enough. I have read they are very sensitive. Please let me know your thoughts. PS if *****'s pix doesn't come up this time I suppose the file is too big.:(
 

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I know with our golden you don't need to be stern at all. Just a firm tone of voice breaks his heart, lol. My boy has his days that he pees a lot, I think excitement gets it going too.
 

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4x a hour for a happy active puppy that has been drinking and playing sounds about right :)

Patience and practice ...your going to see him gain more and more bladder control as the weeks go by...

There are usually some '3 steps forward and 2 steps back' kind of days...
 

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OH ***** IS SOOOOO CUTE!!!!!! :D

I agree, that much pee is sometimes shocking, but is totally normal... especially if they have been playing hard and drinking a lot of water (though we were always shaking our heads in disbelief at how much urine Oscar was sometimes generating! LOL)

Just wanted to add though, that if this starts happening ALL the time, or even when he is sleeping (like during the night) he is still having to pee 4x an hour, you might want to get his urine checked by the vet for some infection. Oscar was regressing in his potty training (not being able to hold it in his crate, or making a bunch of little extra pees once we got outside) and that's what it was (bladder infection). (We probably should have figured it out sooner, but we had no clue... but it never hurts to ask your vet!)

I looked at *****'s pic again... OMG I LOVE HIS FACE! What a sweetie!!! :D :D :D He looks sooo soft!!
 

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I agree with all the advice that it could easily just be exercise and a bunch of water, and that if it continues, check for a UTI.

As far as being "stern," getting yelled at isn't what teaches a puppy not to go in the house. In fact, you don't really have to say "no no" at all. A loud noise can help startle the puppy during peeing so he stops and holds some in his bladder for a successful outdoor pee. Beyond that, you don't need to convince the dog it's "wrong." They learn housebreaking because it fits with their natural instinct not to soil a den area, not because they learn a conscience or fear the consequences.

Trust your instincts. It's too easy to hurt your relationship with the dog or to create an anxiety or aggression problem if you use roughness or angry voices as a primary force in training. Gently prevent the dog from following through with undesired behavior and reinforce what you want with praise and consistency. Never forget to praise or reward a dog for doing what you want, and never rely on making things unpleasant as a way of teaching.
 

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Welcome to puppyhood! They do pee alot but if it continues as lady said above take to the vet to rule out a urinary tract infection.
 
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