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The animal in question is a year old female half chi, half bug. And she still pees on the floor. Can she hold it? Yep... I can leave her in a largish kennel all day and she'll hold it rather than foul the small space. But loose in the house? If you don't have her out every 90 minutes at most, she's going to pee on something. If you take her out she'll go almost instantly; she WANTS to do it outside. She just refuses to wait. The situation is becoming intolerable. Any suggestions?
 

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90 minutes doesn't seem like that crazy an interval to me. If she's, say, out and about from 8 am to 8 PM, that's only 8 bathroom breaks, so about twice as often as a typical dog. Annoying but not crazy.

I'd say do a deep clean with enzymatic cleaner- if she can smell old accidents that triggers her to urinate there - and when you know you'll be too occupied to let her out regularly, restrict her freedom. Basically back to puppy mode. Also check with the vet that she has no UTI or incontinence issues.

Chis are notorious for house training issues. Given her size you might consider a pee pad box or litter box arrangement as a backup for being let outside...it wouldn't be much work to keep tidy.
 

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2hand......I can identify with the frustration.

I have a 3 yo MiniS. He is neutered male. I am the only human in the house. I leave for work around 7:20 am and return home near 5:15 pm, often later. I do not have a suitable crate. Even if I did, I would not crate him for that long. Yes, I come home with an accident or two. I have a routine for quick clean up off the tile floors. Clean up the bulk, finish with a white vinegar/water mix, let air dry. This kills the urea residue. Fortunately, he only uses 1 location for relief. All the floors are tile.

When I am home, we take a walk outside every 4-6 hours, sometimes stretch to 8 hours, without incident.

This is just part of my life and the 5 minutes to clean up is just not a big bother.

Anyhow, Chis are quirky little guys on some behaviors. You may need to start from square one and handle the chore like she is a puppy. They can learn and you may need to adapt your outside schedule a bit.

To help break the habit, you may try placing her on a leash then keep her tethered to you. This will help prevent the roaming for a place to go. It could also allow you to learn her cues about needing to go outside.
 
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