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    We just recently bought a puggle, he is almost 3 months old and I am crate training him. He has been doing very well in the crate however when we take him outside to go to the bathroom(wich is every hour) he does his buisness but he will come in and still pee on my throw rugs! The women i got him from had the puppy pads and a blanket down for the puppies to go to the bathroom on. would this be the reason why cooper is useing my throw rugs? He has also peed on my blanket for my bed twice. Is this because she allowed them to use a blanket? Someone please help im at my wits end and am VERY FRUSTRATED! He is a very smart dog and I am home with him all day he is only in his crate at night. any sugjestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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    I would pick up the throw rugs till I got him trained and use the crate during the day when you can't keep an eye on him. Make sure he goes out right after naps, he eats and when he plays. After he goes outside do you praise him like a nut then take him right back inside?

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    I do watch every move and I do praise him beyond belief! Another thing he started doing lastnight that i did not realize untill just a little while ago is he is peeing in his crate. I put down a blanket,towel,etc. I just ran out for about 25 minutes so i put him in the crate after taking him outside to pee and when i got home his towel was wet. Should I not use the towel in his crate?

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    Re: puppy peeing in the house....HELP!

    These are interesting issues that probably arose, as you suggested, from a poor choice of training materials by the previous owner.

    However, dogs preferentially choose absorbent materials to pee on, anyway, so if you don't have carpet and only have throw rugs, that may be the most comfortable place for him to pee inside.

    First, since he's consistently doing this as soon as you come in, I would take him out again as soon as you bring him in. He probably starts to feel like peeing as soon as he comes in the door, so taking him out again will probably cause him to pee outside.

    In addition, make sure you're only taking him out ON-LEASH. Don't let him out and let him run around. Physical exercise makes things move quicker and it could be that he has to pee after all that movement. In addition, if you take him in as soon as he poos and potties, he may learn to get as much play in first as he can, and put off pottying until he comes inside. Make sure that, as soon as he poos and/or potties, you play with him outside for a while. This will also probably help with his habit of peeing as soon as he comes in.

    It would be unfortunate to have to remove the soft stuff from his crate. It's hard to train a dog out of peeing in their crate. You may need to find a new enclosure for him, such as a puppy pen with a bed, toys, water bowl, and pee pads.

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    He pees outside almost everytime i take him out!! Once we are in the house within a short time he will pee on the throw rugs only. I do have carpeting in my house and he has never peed anywhere else but on the throw rugs and my blanket. What other treats other than milk bones can I give him as a reward for going outside? Can I use Chicken or sometime of human food he will go crazy for? He is very inteligent...He understands leave it and sit. I work with him everyday and he really is a smart and sweet little 10 week old puppy i just wish I could break him of those few bad habits....Oh and to alyssa he does have a bed of his own and he pees on that too....uuuggghhh!!

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    Is the crate to big? There should only be enough room for him to stand up, turn around, and lay down. I would keep the towels in there because I think he will pee anyways then he would be soaked. My Frenchie peed in his crate for a while when we got him but it did stop shortly after.

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    Be sure the crate is the correct size. It sounds mean, but you wnat him to lay in it if he eliminates in his crate. I would rather have to bathe a dog a few times and get over the crate peeing rather than have blankets in there for him.

    Second, be sure you are feeding on a schedule, 3-4 times per day at regular times. Plenty of water with meals, just a bit in the bowl between meals, pick water up 2 hours before bedtime. Regulating his intake will help regulate his elimination.

    Pick up the rugs for now, take away the soft things in the crate, and he shouldn't be on your bed anyway...at least unsupervised enough that he had time to squat and pee. I don't even let my pups out of the laundry room (except to sit on my lap right after they have pee'd outside) until they have earned it. Put a gate across a tiled room (kitchen, laundry room) or get an ex-pen to contain the dog on a hard floor surface. Your dog hasn't earned the right to be wandering the house to find rugs and beds to pee on.

    Look into NILIF, Nothing In Life Is Free training...try google.
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    Hi,
    All of the other answers contains some good advice. I'm a bit concerned though that he is peeing outside and again immediately inside. Just to make sure it is only a behaviour problem and not a medical problem, I would suggest taking him to the vet for a check-up.
    If it is only a behaviour problem, make sure you see him do it outside before bringing him in again. Also you can spray vinegar on the rugs where he peed before. It takes away the smell and dogs do not like the smell of vinegar. He will not do it there while the vinegar smell is there. Click on dog training for more tips.

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    Re: puppy peeing in the house....HELP!

    Ok here is an update on cooper...Lastnight he did not pee in the crate at all. I think he had to much room so I put a divider in there and the blanket was dry this morning. I have a baby monitor in the room that he is in so I can hear him if he needs me during the night. Lastnight he went to bed at 9 and I woke up at 3am when my boyfriends leaves for work and I went in and checked on him and I actually woke him up. We took him for a walk lastnight for about an hour so I think that helped alot. I also wouldnt let him go to sleep when we got back from our walk untill it was time to go in the crate. He usually sleeps from 6pm till he wakes me up during the night. I also boiled some chicken breast and I have been giving that to him as a reward for going to the bathroom outside and so far today no accidents in the house. Thanks for all the great advice I am also going to spray the throw rugs with vinegar.

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