Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Potty Training an "Unwanted" Puppy = Huge Headache

We figured out why no one wanted this puppy. She pees when she is nervous. AND... She pees when she is excited about puppy stuff (toys, snuggling, kisses, playing.) I suspect she either just hasn't learned to control her bladder or she has a bladder infection, but she doesn't have any symptoms other than peeing a little very… very… very often.

We have a thick comforter on the couch because she jumps up there and gets so excited to be there that she pees. It's a comforter we don't use for anything but seat covers when we put the dogs in the car, so it's no big deal if she had these little accidents on it.

I'm going to have to do a lot of research on how to deal with a dog that does this. It's not just when she's nervous. She will be playing with her stuffed toy fox, see a person, and run to them ... peeing on the way.

Has anyone reading this had to deal with a puppy that does this? How did you handle it? What advice would you give?

Also- she refuses to go to bed unless someone cuddles her to sleep first, otherwise she spends 20 minutes crying in her crate, like she is right now. We don't want her on the furniture at all, so sitting on the couch with her on my lap is not an option and I can't sit on the floor and snuggle her every night before bed. It's just not realistic and I don't want to form that habit with her. Ugh. Puppy headaches!

Looks like I have some work to do. This puppy is proving to be a handful! 

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