Carly Abinger: How can you stop a cocker spaniel from peeing all over the place?
My family is getting a cocker spaniel and people say when you come to see them they get very excited and since they have weak bladders they pee all over the place, can anybody tell me how to train them to stop?
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Some people say crate training. What is crate training? I mean I have heard of it before and I do kinda know what it is. But I need in more depth.
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Answer by bluebonnetgranny
Housebreak your dog. Submissive peeing is typical of a dog that is very submissive. If your pup is not a submissive pup it won't have submissive peeing. Usually, they outgrow it if they have it.
Answer by Trisha
A lot of people say crate training as it is useful, but I've never crate trained my dogs. When mine are naughty – out they go Lol. Seems to work so far.
I have an 11-week old puppy and I'm currently trying to train him to stay clean. He's doing good but does have accidents. This is what I do – I purchased some puppy training pads from a pet store. Put these down on the floor where the puppy is going to be or where he's spending most of his time and when you see him squatting down or sniffing around or being restless, put him on the pad. It's difficult to know at first when your puppy is going to pee but eventually, you will recognize the signs.
I would recommend that after your puppy is going on the pads easily (always give him a treat for this as a reward for his good behavior so he will realize this is the behavior you want and expect from him) start by taking him outside.
As a general rule, puppies nearly always need to pee when they've been asleep, just had something to eat or drink or every 2-3 hours or thereabouts but it depends on the puppy.
If all the puppies have weak bladders I wouldn't get one from this person. Yeah, puppies are excitable but they shouldn't always pee everywhere unless something is wrong. Hope this helped.
Answer by Rachael
Crate training is where you buy a crate and put him in it. it becomes his "den". he will not want to soil his bedroom, so he learns to hold it.
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Answer by TROLL Season has beg
It's called excited peeing, they do it when they are excited, you break them of this by ignoring them when you come home and waiting until they are calm, when they are calm they are less likely to pee. However, puppies will pee all over the place if not taught to housebreak from day one, the first year will be full of accidents, if you cannot contain your excitement when you come home then you'll have a cocker spaniel that pees everywhere.
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My mom's cocker mix did the same thing, we would always greet her outside and if we came in the house she was to be ignored until she calmed down and sat nicely then we could pet her. Once we did this she stopped excited peeing however, she will still do it if we greet her right away, hence why we do it outside.
Answer by Shree P
Take him out after reprimanding him when he pees. Say BAD BAD dog and show him to paw at the door and take him out to go pee and then do that again. I did that three times and my dog will never pee inside ever. I never said bad bad dog like it was a good thing. It was in a mean voice. NEVER HIT THE DOG!!!
Always. I have a shepherd so there smart. Let's hope yours is too.
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I have the same problem. My girlfriends 15 month old cocker spaniel havanese mix started living with us couple weeks ago. She grew up her 1st year at a different house where she was not trained very well. She’s good some days but others pee’s and poops in the house. We do walk or or let her outside every 2 or 3 hours, alot of the time too she wont go outside at all. It’s very frustrating. I’ll admit, my reaction is to show her what she did, tell her she bad girl, I dont hit her but nice tap on the but few times. Then I put her in timeout for about a half hour. Now I can tell by her face she know she did something as I put her in timeout. But when I go back to let her out of timeout, she doesn’t seem sad at all and is wagging her tail and just wants to come out and play. Almost like she doesn’t care about what just happened. I ignore her for a bit and don’t let her sit on the couch or chew any chewies or toys for a little. The one thingI know now we are doing wrong is the way cleaning up the pee, I don’t have a dog odor eliminater so that I need to get but still. She was good for almost a day and a half then yesterday peeed in my living room. I did same thing as always said bad, put her in timeout, etc. Right after I let her back out not even 5min later she peeded again but in my room where shes never peed in before. I dont grt it and would appreciate any feedback. The other bad thing is shes only living at my house about 5 days a week now for about a month but I think it has to do with where she was lving before at my girlfriends moms house. She’s a smart do, I want to get her trained so that when she needs to go outside she’ll scratch at the door. Thank you for reading this and let me know if you have any suggestions?
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I have a 5 month old cocker who is house broken. I never spoke harshly if she had a mistake I just immediately took her outside and said potty out side. I put a bell on the door and rang the bell and told her to ring the bell and praised her for the ringing. She rang the bell on the second trip outside. I always went with her to make sure she did what she needed to do and I always said potty outside. After she went to the bathroom I told her she was a good girl and I patted her on the head. She now goes to the door and rings the bell to let me know she needs to potty. Dogs need consistency and they want to please us and they love praise.
I have a cocker spaniel and he is four. I had a lab for 12 years and never pee in the house. The cocker constanly pees in the house even though he has been taken out. I am going crazy with this. What can I do. Thank You