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I have a 4 months old weim pup who keeps peeing in his cage / in the house. He's 4 months old meaning he can hold it 4 hours. When i come home from work sometimes he's peed in the cage, sometimes not. At nights is when i find he pees in his cage the most. I have a rule, no water after 7 pm. I limit his water intake and walk him every freakin' day. I've tried everything and he's just not getting it. I"m going to get rid of him if this doesn't stop soon. I really can't take much more of it. I've adjusted his partition to where it's really small and he still pissed in his cage!!! I'm in tears... please help, i don't know what else to do but get rid of him.

i guess you all need a back story too... i've been doing what all the training books say, take him out (even all hours of the night) out to pee.. I praise him and treat him. He doesn't poop in the house that often. Once every week or so, but peeing is almost a daily occurrence. I've had him since he was 7 weeks. And this still happens. I've been doing the same things, day in and day out since i've had him with not much result. recently when i would catch him peeing i would whip him (trust me, nothing like you think) and take him outside... when he peed i praised / treated him. This isn't working either. I took all of his towels / bedding out b/c i got tired of washing it almost daily... hoping that would keep him from peeing in the cage that much. didn't work. when he's out and he pees in the house and i didn't see him he'll walk near me with his tail tucked under and he knows he done something wrong, but he's just not telling me. I'm over him at least 95 percent of the time when he's out. but that 5 percent, he always pees.

Please help me someone...
 

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Housebreaking doesn't happen overnight. Some dogs figure it out more quickly than others. Some take months.

First of all, take him to the vet to rule out a urinary tract infection. There might be a medical reason behind the peeing, and if there is, you can treat it.

If not . . .

recently when i would catch him peeing i would whip him (trust me, nothing like you think) and take him outside...when he peed i praised / treated him.
The praise/treat is fine. The whipping, no matter how mild, is NOT. The fact that he waits for that 5% makes me think that what he's learned is that he shouldn't pee in front of you. This is not the way to train him to go outside.

Since he's not housebroken, throw out the four-hour rule. Take him out every hour. Praise and treat. No rebuking or whipping, even if you catch him in the act. If you catch him mid-pee, clap or say, "Ah ah," and whisk him outside to finish.

Also, are you cleaning the area and using an enzyme cleaner? If you're not using the enzyme cleaner, he is still able to smell the pee which encourages him to pee in the same place.

when he's out and he pees in the house and i didn't see him he'll walk near me with his tail tucked under and he knows he done something wrong, but he's just not telling me.
Tail tucked under isn't evidence of shame. What your dog is telling you is that he's afraid. That's what a tucked tail means. Be patient with him, and go the positive reinforcement route. Remember to take him out every hour until he is consistently going outside, then you can extend the time.

First off, though, take him to the vet to rule out a UTI.
 

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First off... thank you so much for replying so soon. I will try what you suggest and see if it makes a difference. I'm just at my wits end.

Thank you.
 
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