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I recently brought home a 6wk female puppy (Bella) & i notice right away my 1 yr old male dog (Puffin) is now peeing all over my house. Just a week a go Puffin had an ear infection the vet told me he recommend for him to be kept inside the house. He slept w/ me on my bed all of last week & during the day he would stay home w/ my mom & my 2yr old nephew. My mom told me that he would have one accident a day. But ever since this sunday when Bella came home it got worse, i'll take him out to pee & less than an hour after he comes back in the house i'll find a puddle. Right now Bella is getting most of my attention could this have something to do w/ it? Is he just marking his territory? Is this normal behavior? How can i resolve this? I really don't have much experience w/ dogs i've been a dog lover all my life but Puffin was my actual first dog. The reason I decided to get Bella was so Puffin could have someone to keep him company when ever he's home alone.
 

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Yep, he's telling the new puppy:

"This is mine."

"And this"

"And this too"

:D:D:D

I'm sure other multi-dog householders will be along with good suggestions for you. We're a one dog house, except when we've got fosters.
 

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It does sound like marking behavior. This can be alleviated by having the dog fixed (if he isn't already). If he's fixed and marking then you need to let both dogs know that the stuff is yours, not theirs.
 

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You need to get good enzyme cleaner.
When you catch him in the act you have to correct with a firm and calm no.
Start crating him or tethering him to you so he is not able to get away with it; if he continues to do it and you don't catch him in the act it will only make it worse.
Yes he is jealous and partly telling the puppy it is his territory. When you give the puppy attention, remember to give him some too for being a good boy.
Another thing you can do is get a belly band or make one out of athletic flex wrap and a feminine pad.

Good luck and try to not get stressed out... enjoy your puppy because they grow up so fast!
 

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Has your first dog been altered? Also, how socialized is your first dog? A dog that has been sequestered in the house with little contact from other dogs will have problems dealing with new compaionship. This might be his way of relief, if this is the case I would suggest taking him to a few dog obiediance classes.
 

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Puffin was neutered when he was 5 months old & i hadn't had this kind of problem w/ him before. He would have accidents once in a while but it wouldn't be more than once a day, but now since i got Bella is getting out of hand (3 or 4 time a day).

Has your first dog been altered? Also, how socialized is your first dog? A dog that has been sequestered in the house with little contact from other dogs will have problems dealing with new compaionship. This might be his way of relief, if this is the case I would suggest taking him to a few dog obiediance classes.

He has alway been very sociable & friendly with other dogs & humans a like, is like he's always ready to play. I take him 4 to 5 times a week to the dog park.

He's having his Obedience gradutation this sat.:confused:
 

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You need to get good enzyme cleaner.
When you catch him in the act you have to correct with a firm and calm no.
Start crating him or tethering him to you so he is not able to get away with it; if he continues to do it and you don't catch him in the act it will only make it worse.
Yes he is jealous and partly telling the puppy it is his territory. When you give the puppy attention, remember to give him some too for being a good boy.
Another thing you can do is get a belly band or make one out of athletic flex wrap and a feminine pad.

Good luck and try to not get stressed out... enjoy your puppy because they grow up so fast!
It was really hard for me to catch him in the act so i did what you suggested I took him for a 30 min walk & a 1hr1/2 play time @ the dog park. Once we came back home i tied him to me & he wasn't out of my site for a second. I had to give Bella some one on one attention so when it was Bella's turn i let Puffin out on his own to explore the back yard when he came in i had a 30 min play time w/ both of them together, I'm happy to say yesterday was an accident free day. I'll just keep working on it.
 

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It was really hard for me to catch him in the act so i did what you suggested I took him for a 30 min walk & a 1hr1/2 play time @ the dog park. Once we came back home i tied him to me & he wasn't out of my site for a second. I had to give Bella some one on one attention so when it was Bella's turn i let Puffin out on his own to explore the back yard when he came in i had a 30 min play time w/ both of them together, I'm happy to say yesterday was an accident free day. I'll just keep working on it.
Yay! I'm glad it worked, just keep it up. Obviously with small dogs it takes a long time to get them potty trained. From reading your other post it sounds like he has never been completely potty trained, and then with Bella in the house he got even worse...With you being super careful both Puffin and Bella will be potty trained in no time :)
Hope things keep getting better!
 
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