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Old 07-14-2011, 09:21 AM
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I adopted this dog a little over a year ago. The vet said that he appears to be a couple of years old. I had him fixed as he was not when we got him. He spends his days in the laundry room while we are at work during the day, and will not urinate there. It seems like a couple times a week he will take a leak in other areas of the house. Any ideas other then getting rid of him as I must admit he is a lot of fun other then this problem. I have another older male dog in the house that does not do this.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:28 AM
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1st off........don't even think about getting rid of him. Second, if your going to confine him all day put him is a crate. Make sure he doesn't have a urinary track infection. 10-1 the dog is pissed at you for locking him up in the laundry room all day. If you can try and train him to pee on command, works great for our labs.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:36 AM
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Thanks for the info. The laundry room is pretty good sized, you think he would prefer the crate to the laundry room? He stays in the laundry room as he was peeing where ever he wanted if left free during the day. My take is Baset Hounds are not the smartest dogs in the world, not nearly as smart as a lab. I am not getting rid of him.

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1st off........don't even think about getting rid of him. Second, if your going to confine him all day put him is a crate. Make sure he doesn't have a urinary track infection. 10-1 the dog is pissed at you for locking him up in the laundry room all day. If you can try and train him to pee on command, works great for our labs.
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We have had 3 dogs and always crated, my brother had two and did the same. With that said they were created from 16 weeks. Not really sure how an adult dog would take to it. Labs are not too bright either, our current one can't swim and she dam near drowned me when I took her in a lake years ago
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Maybe just plain ol' start from scratch housebreaking? I agree on attaching command to it, we used "go potty". You know what they say about teaching an old dog new tricks though. Plus, probably why previous owner got rid of him in the first place?

Fast...here I thought I had the only lab in the world that was afraid of water?
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Maybe just plain ol' start from scratch housebreaking? I agree on attaching command to it, we used "go potty". You know what they say about teaching an old dog new tricks though. Plus, probably why previous owner got rid of him in the first place?

Fast...here I thought I had the only lab in the world that was afraid of water?
She loves loves getting wet with the hose but will sink like a rock in anything over 2 feet deep
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Could be he wants to be the alpha male. He is marking "his" territory. Does he try to hump you other dog? Fixed or not, a dominance trait is the dry humping.

But as Kone says, maybe rehouse break the dog. If he doesn't do his job in the laundry room, there is no need for a crate. He already knows this is his core area.

Take him out as often as possible. If he relieves himself, he gets to go where ever in the house. If not, back to the laundry room.

We have a 6 week old lab puppy that already has learned this.

If after a couple weeks he continues to lift his leg where ever he wants, it is a dominance thing. And about the only way to stop that would be to put a training collar on him. And catch him in the act.
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Could be he wants to be the alpha male. He is marking "his" territory. Does he try to hump you other dog? Fixed or not, a dominance trait is the dry humping.

But as Kone says, maybe rehouse break the dog. If he doesn't do his job in the laundry room, there is no need for a crate. He already knows this is his core area.

Take him out as often as possible. If he relieves himself, he gets to go where ever in the house. If not, back to the laundry room.

We have a 6 week old lab puppy that already has learned this.

If after a couple weeks he continues to lift his leg where ever he wants, it is a dominance thing. And about the only way to stop that would be to put a training collar on him. And catch him in the act.
That was my thought too. Two male dogs in a single house is a receipe for trouble.

Or the dog is figuratively "pissed" at you and takes a leak on the floor to show his displeasure. Dogs do hold grudges!!

Make sure he doesn't have a medical condition though causing him to loose control of his bladder. But I'm betting on #1 or #2.
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He's marking his territory or showing he's pissed at you.
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That hound does not hump. Maybe he does not like how my daughter dresses him up.

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Could be he wants to be the alpha male. He is marking "his" territory. Does he try to hump you other dog? Fixed or not, a dominance trait is the dry humping.

But as Kone says, maybe rehouse break the dog. If he doesn't do his job in the laundry room, there is no need for a crate. He already knows this is his core area.

Take him out as often as possible. If he relieves himself, he gets to go where ever in the house. If not, back to the laundry room.

We have a 6 week old lab puppy that already has learned this.

If after a couple weeks he continues to lift his leg where ever he wants, it is a dominance thing. And about the only way to stop that would be to put a training collar on him. And catch him in the act.
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Crate him and begin house training again.

The laundry room is too large a space for him to feel that it is his den. To ease the transition place the crate in the laundry room and make sure that when you are home the door to both the crate and the room is open. That crate will quickly become his space, or safe place. He will never soil that space.
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HAHAHAHA

OK, next question. Are YOU the alpha male? The dog sits, lays whatever on command? When going through a doorway, do you go first or the dog? You should be first. If not, the dog does not regard you as the alpha and this makes doing anything with him a whole lot tougher.

I would almost rule out a urinary tract infection unless he pees in the laundry room all the time. If he can hold it when he is in there for more than a couple hours, chances are he is OK in that regard.

Good luck with him!

And I do agree, you just may need a crate. Sometimes starting from scratch is the best way.

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I've got a pooch that's diabetic, he can't hold it when his blood sugar gets out of whack. If vet hasn't checked recently, have your guy's blood and/or urine checked to make sure he doesn't have any health problems. Get that screening out of the way before you start dealing with potentil behavioral issues.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:36 PM
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Crate him and begin house training again.

The laundry room is too large a space for him to feel that it is his den. To ease the transition place the crate in the laundry room and make sure that when you are home the door to both the crate and the room is open. That crate will quickly become his space, or safe place. He will never soil that space.
The OP says he is not spoiling his current "day space" (the laundry room).
The crate will do nothing to improve the situation.

As soon as anyone gets home, they need to take him outside to pee, etc.
Immediately.
Do not let him out of the laundry and wander the house.
As soon as he pee's, praise and reward him with a dog cookie.

Our Basset will do anything for a dog cookie. And most Bassets are not stupid, they are stubborn. If they do not want to do what you want they give you the invisible doggie middle finger and ignore you.

Not likely a unrinary tract infection or else he would be pee'ing every 20 minutes no matter where he was all day.

The main issue, (in my opinion) is that he was not fixed early enough and had already had the alpha dog hormones developing the desire to countermark the other dog.
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In my experience with dogs a lack of nuts doesn't matter. Our older neutered male would constantly dry hump the younger male dog which still had his nuts. And he would pee in the house wherever the younger one would go. I've also had the reverse be true.

Age is sometime a factor but I believe it is more along the old adadge, it's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog".

To me, that is the main reason for the human to be the alpha.
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Always remember it isn't the dog, it is the owners fault (any dog trainer will tell you that).

First check for urinary track infection and those type of things.
Second be sure your are on a regimented schedule with the dog.

If you are feeding in the morning the dog must go outside about 15 minutes after he eats. As soon as you come in, let him out, make sure he potties BEFORE bringing them back into the house. Basically you have to start all over and crate training is a good way to do it. Dogs actually like crates, they like confined spaces and they feel it is their home, gives them comfort.

Good luck.

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Old 07-14-2011, 03:32 PM
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Our Chessie has to be on meds to keep from "leaking " in the house. But "leaking" and relieving herself are two different things. Your OP said "leaking". To me leaking is when the dog gets up from laying down there is a puddle(my dog). Peeing in the house is a different thing entirely and not leaking. Ours is on "Proin 75" and all is much better. Once a day, about 50 cents per day.
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My 8 year old Golden was "Leaking" so her Vet put her on a daily dose of Proin 50.

Stopped her issues.

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He's trying to dominate the crib. Don't let him.
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Mine doesn't pee, but when I take to the dog park, he tries to hump the largest male there. I just figured he was gay..............

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