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Dog Peeing on Couch

July 16, 2010

My Boxer who has been house broken for years urinates on my sofa. He has no health issues and has been to the vet. How can I stop this behavior? It can't possibly be left over odor since we have cleaned and sprayed with a number of scent stoppers. We can't seem to catch him in the act.

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By bonnie from Greenville, NC

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July 20, 20101 found this helpful
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I have a dog that marks in the house and I bought a male version of a diaper for when we can't watch him. It's a band of cloth that fastens with velcro. It is sometimes called a belly band. I bought mine at Petsmart, but it would be easy to make one. Good luck

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July 20, 20100 found this helpful
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Put double stick tape all over the sofa when you are not home. When he jumps up he gets sticky paws and he won't like that (works with cats too). Your other alternate is to crate him when your are not at home.

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June 26, 2017

My dog digs in the couch and occasionally she will pee, why?


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June 27, 20170 found this helpful
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Make sure she does not have a UTI. You didn't mention her age. She could have bladder issues because of that. Make sure you take her out for walks often enough.

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July 26, 2019

I have a one year old male French Bulldog. He was never really fully house trained despite all of our bests efforts, we even got a trainer! Ever since he was big enough to get onto the furniture, he started to pee everywhere including all of the beds (4 beds) and on the sofas, and all over the house.

We took him to the vet and they said there was nothing wrong with him. We started to enforce more of the training the trainer taught us and it stuck for a while and he stopped peeing and pooping on the furniture, but in the past two days he pooped on my son's bed and is peeing on our couch! We are so desperate and we love our dog so much! Please help!

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July 26, 20190 found this helpful

If the vet says there is nothing wrong with him, I would try another trainer. If that fails, either diaper him or keep him in a crate

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July 27, 20190 found this helpful

-Try a new trainer.
-There are also YouTube tutorials you could try out to train your dog yourself.

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July 28, 20190 found this helpful

I foster dogs and have adopted a lovely dog. He is big and around one year old to. My advice is to put them out side when he jumps on anything ready to do his business. Another great option is to crate train them. At night put them in a large crate to sleep in. Our dogs have never had an accident in their crates and have started tapping and our doors when needing to use an outdoor bathroom.

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July 29, 20190 found this helpful

It is not unusual for dogs to need a refresher course on house training. Especially frenchies. You can try what you did before. I think I might start with that and change if you get no results. Dont give up...he'll make it.

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