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I have two dogs at home, a Schnauzer and a mix Silky Terrier. Both are around 6 years old. And they roam freely in my house. There is a specially designated area for my dogs to pee and poop inside the house and they have been doing so all along, until half a year ago (or maybe longer). My Schnauzer started peeing on the floor near the designated area.

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Then recently it got worse as he pees even in the living room, kitchen, and even at his sleeping area (basically every corner in the house is possible). Most of the time, he does that only when you are not looking. But I did catch him peeing with my own eyes before and that is when I sounded and showed that I'm upset.

I am told that you need to show your dog that you're upset only when you catch him peeing wrongly and not after the action is done and only evidence is left behind. However, apparently it still didn't work. I've even tried sounding at him after the pee is found and have been doing it consistently, but it isn't helping.

He does seem to know and feel guilty about it, yet he is still doing it. I really feel helpless about it. I am not sure why he's doing it and have no idea how to solve the problem. As mentioned, this has been going on for quite some time now. Sometimes it's as frequent as twice a day and sometimes there is 'peace' for one whole week. It's basically done very randomly. I would appreciate it if someone could enlighten me on this problem of mine. Thanks in advance! :)

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March 17, 20170 found this helpful

I would take the dog to the vet. You need to make sure there are no physical reasons why he cannot hold his urine.

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March 19, 20170 found this helpful

Hi, but my dog does it randomly. If he has physical problems, it wouldn't be done randomly?

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March 17, 20170 found this helpful

Something similar happened to my cat and it had to do with her kidney. Have your dog checked out professionally. Good luck!

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March 19, 20170 found this helpful

I see. Did your cat pees randomly as well? My dog does it randomly hence I thought physical problem shouldn't be the case?

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April 14, 20170 found this helpful

My 6 year old schnauzer became incontinent like you are describing. Never had any previous problem with him. Vet exam tested positive for diabetes. I then was told that schnauzer are prone to diabetes. Hope you can get him tested, because he cannot control his kidneys if so. I love this breed but will never consider having another one. My Nugen was so fun and affectionate, snored away on my pillow each night! LOL. Broke my heart to watch his decline over 3 more years but all our and vet's efforts were not going to make him better. Good luck and if vet clears him from diabetes, I would suggest you discuss ways to be proactive in prevention since this is recognized in this breed. Nugen was kenneled in a nice, well respected establishment. However they were totally full during Christmas time when we were traveling for 10 days. I was shocked when I went to collect him at the constant, loud barking from so many dogs. I was worried because such an environment would have really stressed him out. Stress is really bad on pancreas where sugars are metabolized so even tho Nugen only got healty dog food the stress overwrought his system and he began showing the signs very soon after bringing him home. Good Luck

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June 1, 20170 found this helpful

I really hope you find the answer you're looking for because I have the same exact problem. I've been searching the internet now for about two hours trying to find an answer to this problem. I have a 4lb teacup poodle, who's 8 years old now. She's been trained to use an indoor potty and I've never had a problem until about a month ago when all the sudden she started peeing right next to the potty! Not on it, but right next to it. Now, she's peeing and pooing on my wood floors in my living room in front of my piano. At first, I thought it was because my step-daughter and her kids moved in for a few weeks and she was a little jealous of the baby, but they are gone now. I don't know what to do to get her back to using her potty. I even bought her a brand new one, but that didn't work either. I'm at a total loss. And yes, she's perfectly healthy too. I can't afford to bring in a fancy behavior guru or anything, so that's out. I've also tried doing what you have as far as catching her in the act and saying bad dog. In the mornings, because she sleeps with me, I carry her down and sit her on the potty and give her a treat (to reinforce good behavior and say good dog) if she pees on the potty, and sometimes she will, but when she's on her own, she goes right back to peeing either right next to it, or in the house. Can anyone help?

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