I have a 1 year old Affenpinscher and a 3 year old Brussels Griffon. I just adopted the Brussels Griffon about 3-3.5 weeks ago and they have been getting along great. However, in the past week they have both started to have accidents in the house.
The Affenpinscher had not had an accident in months until this past week. The Brussels I am not so sure about because I just adopted him. Neither of the dogs had ever pooped in the house until recently. I try to follow a fairly strict schedule, but perhaps I have not been following it as closely as I should.
Both of the dogs are males, but both are fixed. Do I have a problem on my hands? Is this some sort of male dominance thing? The affenpinscher has pee'd on my sheets twice in the past week. It's like he can't control his bladder. He has stopped telling me when he needs to go out.
Fortunately, I started crate training with the two of them and they do very well during the day (no pee stains), even though I am sometimes gone for up to 9-10 hours straight. And I do limit their access to water during the day and even at night now that they are having these issues.
Oh, I also bought that D.A.P. (Dog Appeasing Pheromones) dispenser and plugged it in about 5 days ago. Hasn't helped at all - I think its a very expensive scam. Anyone have any experience with it?