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Old August 13th, 2013, 04:51 PM
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Dog lifting his leg in the house PLEASE HELP

Our approximately 2 year old rescue poodle x, Yogi, has taken to spraying all around the house. I think he knows he shouldnt, because he never does it when we are watching. We moved into this house about 6 weeks ago, Yogi has been with us for 6 months. We watch him as closely as we can, but the second we take our eyes off him, we start to find puddles in the corners, on the baseboards, on the corners of our beds etc. I can't have my eyes on him all the time, I have 4 small children to care for!..it doesn't seem to matter how much time he spends outside, as soon as no one is looking, Yogi is spraying. I've resorted to those belly band diapers for dogs, and he doesn't even care, he just pees in them too. we are waiting for the humane society to follow through and neuter him, but what do we do in the mean time? Or if neutering him doesnt work? I really need to get this figured out, because he is a great little dog, but my husband is not going to let me keep him if it means committing to 13 years of diapers.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 05:10 PM
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You'll need to buy some urine odor removal and clean up all the spots and try to keep your dog in only one room . It may be a god idea to see if he has an urine infection or he could be smelling another dog or cat pee and think it's 0K to pee in the house. It may be stress to for moving around a lot. A visit to vet would not hurt to see if the dog has any health issues .When I brought my dog home he smelled my coat and must had smelled my last dog's odor on it and lift his leg and tried to pee on my coat. Marty was neutered when he was 2 yo at the shelter.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 11:14 AM
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I have a strong vinegar/citrus solution that I spray on all his chosen spots, is that okay to use? I know it is marking, not just relieving himself, because he never poops inside. It is just so frustrating. I don't want to give up on him, but it is hard to defend him when he has completely destroyed our box spring and bedroom carpet. I have been putting a sort of wrap around diaper on him, and that doesn't even deter him, it is always wet an he just doesn't care!
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Old August 17th, 2013, 11:26 AM
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Have you taken your dog to vet to rule out an urine infection or any see if there is anything else going on with his health? Enzymes Cleaners are the best to use as they remove odor , not just cover it up.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 11:57 AM
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Yes. He is perfectly healthy.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 11:51 PM
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Did you have him x rayed to see if he has bladder stones?
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