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    We did a vet check on Friday - no UTI. So, guess we're back to the "change in attitude" philosophy. I will definitely look into the NO GO product today.

    yesterday she knocked down the baby gate (when nobody was home) and went in the lvg. room and peed on the floor again. Good thing she's loved alot this week

    I think she's kinda made 'cuz I'm working so much - even tho' my daughter is home w/all of them in the evening. Heck, I never leave them more than 5 hrs. at a time anyway. Don't they know how lucky they are - some little dogs stay home alllllll day by themselves.

    Well, thanks for all the advice. I will keep you posted on her progress.

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    Jane: I bought some "NO GO" yesterday at the pet store. Thanx for the heads up. We'll see how the week progresses. I'm really wanting to get my floors refinished this summer, so I hope the problem settles down somewhat.

    Also thanx to Karlin about the anxiety - that may well be part of the problem. Altho' Amber is usually really good about walking all of them in the evening if I'm working - otherwise I walk them when I get home from work. Poor Amber only has the use of one hand tho' so she has to walk everybody separately - gives her a better workout than the dogs

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    Have you tried crate training her? My guys are never left out when there isn't someone to watch them.

    Not that I don't trust them

    They actually like being in their crate.

    Just a thought
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    Sheri--you said she's deaf so im guessing she's a bit elderly. Is she? I take it she was once housetrained and has recently changed her habits. Is that right? In addition to UTIs there are probably other things that might cause incontinence--did the vet do a thorough geriatric exam--if in fact she is getting old? that's pretty frustrating when she knocks down the baby gate. maybe crating her isn't a bad idea as a temporary tool. that book Karlin recommended sounds interesting, if you use it, report back on how it works out. i know it's tempting to interpret her behavior in human terms, like passive aggression or whatever, but there are so many things that might explain what's happening, it's so hard to know. anyway, i feel for you. what a pain. good luck.

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    Well, I think she just wants to come to work with her mom every day

    Like my daughter complains - "all you do is work mom". I did remind her the other day that some "moms" do things like play the ponies, gamble at the casino, drink in bars.

    The throes of being a single mom - but I won't go into that saga on this board

    Thanx for all your input. I think it's a combination of things - but yes, she is getting up there in years - 8 1/2 and she is a retired breeding dog. She probably needs her bladder sutured up like the rest of ole' gals that have had kids

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    I'd say you are right in guessing that she just doesn't like the long gap with you not there -- but I'd think if your daughter keeps her under a close eye while she is there, and is sure to take her out every 60 to 90 minutes for a supervised toilet break, this will establish a new routine and not give her time to build up enough urine to try and go inside. Once there's a routine then the time gap could be lengthened. I'd be inclinbed to view that time when your daughter is there as a repeat of housetraining -- eg keep her under constant supervision, make sure she gets out several times to empty her bladder, have your daughter reward and praise for going outside as 'normal'.
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    Byron had stopped wetting carpets after he was neutered, but last week he was boarded at a "cage free" kennel while we were out of town, and last night wet on the carpet and on a sheepskin we keep on the floor in the living room. I was thinking that because he was able to pee whenever all week that he might have gotten out of the habit of holding it or maybe that he's been spending time around other male dogs and has started marking again. He's slept in our bedroom the last couple of nights and hasn't wet there, so I don't think it's a UTI. Has anyone else encountered this? He's 11 months old.

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    someone told me that the cage free kennels they had checked out all had dogs freely defecating wherever they wanted, so i can understand how after a week of that 24/7, a dog would lose the house training habit somewhat. good luck getting him right back on the wagon.

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    Well yesterday, no peeing indoors, so I'm hoping we're back on track. (fingers crossed)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseub
    Well yesterday, no peeing indoors, so I'm hoping we're back on track. (fingers crossed)
    maybe it's like riding a bicycle.

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