Dog peeing on Furniture
Hello. My name is Cliff and I am new to the forum. I am trying to find help to a problem that just started about a month ago. I have one female Rottweiler (9, spayed), one male Rottweiler (2, not neutered) and a male Shih Tzu (4, neutered). All my dogs are potty trained and I have never had a problem with them peeing in the house except on the very odd occassion. Recently my Shih Tzu started peeing on the furniture. He seems to pee every day in at least two or three spots. We clean it up with Clorox wipes, but it doesn't seem to stop him from peeing. I don't know what prompted him to start this and how I can get it to stop. The Shih Tzu also barks at the male Rottweiler whenever he comes in the room. I am not sure if he is acting out because of our other male dog all of a sudden or if there is maybe something else going on.
Re: Dog peeing on Furniture
Sudden marking behaviour in a fully housetrained dog is often a sign of some sort of stress...did he happen to have any issues with the rottie lately? Is there anything else going on in the house, someone sick, changes in schedules/exercise, new people etc? Your Rottie is also just now reaching full maturity..his "scent" may have changed and triggered the lhasa's behaviour.
I would firstly have your little guy checked out by the vet as it's always bad to assume that behaviour issues are just that when they very often have a physiological basis.
Secondly, is it at all possible that the male rott is marking as well? I realize the height would be different but you should do a check just to make sure..
Clorox wipes will NOT remove the smell of urine from furniture. You may not smell it but it is pretty much guaranteed the dogs still can..you need to use an enzyme based cleaner (like Nature's Miracle or Simple Solution) to fully remove the smell of urine.
Once you have made sure you do not have physical issues or stress related issues you may need to go back to "housebreaking kindergarten" with your little guy.
Maggi and Cracker, Dog about Rosedale
Re: Dog peeing on Furniture
I haven't noticed any change between them, but I do notice that he has become a lot more vocal lately. More and more he seems to bark at the male rottie when he enters the room. Nothing else in the house has changed that we have noticed. No one is sick. Its a pretty calm house except for the little bit of tension between the two males.
I was asking my wife that about the rottie male marking as well. I haven't seen him and I haven't noticed any big puddle of urine. We have seen the Shih Tzu do it once or twice and the ones we don't see seem to be his size.
I would have thought that the Clorox would have done it, but I guess there smell is a LOT better than ours. I will get one of your suggested cleaners this weekend. Hopefully that will help.
I really appreciate you quick response and advice. I will give it a try and see how it works. Thank you very much for your help.
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