Why Is My Adult Dog Peeing In The House?

Is your adult dog from peeing inside the house? Below are five primary reasons your adult dog might be peeing inside the house. Contact us if you have any questions.

  1. Excited Urination: Does your dog become overly excited? Does a new person entering the house or a family member returning home cause your dog to urinate in the house? If so, your dog could have excited urination.  Obedience training can help create good boundaries to overcome this issue.
  2. Submissive Urination:  If puppies are scolded too harshly or abused, they can display submissive urination. The same is true for older dogs with confidence issues or a history of abuse. Obedience training, combined with confidence building, will assist with submissive urination.
  3. Housebreaking/Crate Training: If you have never fully housebroken your dog, this is a factor. Dogs who are not potty trained are more prone to accidents in the house. If a complete housebreaking process was not followed, that is not  the fault of your dog. Start back to the basics of crate training. Read Off Leash K9 Training’s blog on housebreaking your dog HERE!
  4. Territory Marking:  Dogs are less likely to mark their own homes. However, once a dog starts marking in the house, it can become the norm. Get a good odor eliminator to help eliminate the urine smell to the dog. We recommend going “back to the basics” described above.
  5. Medical Issue: If all of the above options have been ruled out, consider taking your dog to a veterinarian. There are several medical issues that can contribute to urination inside the house. Check with your veterinarian to rule out a medical concern.

For questiions about obedience training, house breaking, or any other behavioral issues,visit our website at: https://centralcoastdogtrainers.com/ or call (831) 275-7505.

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