Adult Dog Started Pooping and Peeing in House

I have a wiener dog who is about 5 years old. He never use to go potty in the house except for very rarely. For about 6 months now every few days he will go in the house. I will let him outside along with my other dog many many times during the day and night. We have had both dogs for over a year and they are both adult dogs. They play together and everything so I don't think that it's any problem with the other dog.


I will let the dogs outside and leave them be out there for 20 minutes to a half hour, sometimes longer. Both dogs have had free range of the house until recently. We have gotten a kennel for the wiener dog. He goes in his kennel only when he is naughty, otherwise we allow him to go all over the basement and kitchen (no carpeted areas). They get let out at about 8am and every 2-3 hours during the day and the last time at night is around 2-3am. He doesn't do it at night. Just during the day when we are all home. Sometimes he will go out and come in and within 10 minutes he goes on the carpet.

I don't know what to do. I have tried all the potty training tips that I have used on all my other animals. I give him lots of praise when he goes outside, along with treats. I don't think that it's a medical issue because it's not just pee or poop, it's both sometimes. I'm debating on getting rid of the dog because I can't get him to stop. Please help!


By Amanda

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September 21, 20120 found this helpful
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I imagine you are talking about a Weimaraner and this sudden out of character behaviour can certainly need Veterinary advise. And do you mean they are "crated" and let out to run in a basement because no mention is said about out side in the back-yard? The poor animal could have any number of medical issues that can cause this and the only person qualified to answer this is your Veterinarian.

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December 8, 20170 found this helpful

Weiner dog is a Daschund. Dogs should not be created when 'bad' as a crate should be their safe place. Dogs should go outside, treat and praise if they deficate or pee. Watch for signs they want 'to go'.


Use an enzyme cleaner like Nature's miracle to clean soiled areas, the enzyme breaks down protein and fat in soiled areas which your dog smells and accociates that is a safe spit to relieve themselves. Dachshund breed are harder than most dogs to train as they can be stubborn.

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January 31, 20190 found this helpful

No, I don't think the dog is a Weimaraner, but a dachshund.

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September 21, 20120 found this helpful

Dachshunds are sometimes difficult to house train and I sometime think that they feel if they pee on it is theirs. Mine is a constant struggle with my wiener dog peeing in the house.

Now I use a Velcro closed belly band that I sewed myself. I change it when he makes a marking mistake. Maybe something like that with regular scheduled walks would help you.

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