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Re: Urinating in the house

Posted by:  Marie Evans
Posted on:  November 13, 2001 at 16:08:58

In Reply to: Urinating in the house
Posted by:  Jennifer
Posted on:  November 13, 2001 at 12:01:04

Question:

: I have a one year old JR and I would consider her housebroke for the most part. She always goes to the door and rarely has an accident in the house. However, last night in the middle of the night she urintated on the floor by our bed. I didn't notice it until I woke up this morning. I know there is nothing I can do to her at that point since hours have passed. She probably did go to the door and couldn't wait any longer. Should I crate her again or just chalk this up as an accident, I just don't want her to think she can go in the house again.

: Thanks

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Hi Jennifer,

I would chalk this up as an accident and make sure to maybe get her out a little more often. If she starts doing this with regularity I would take her to the vet to check out any physical cause.

I have a terrier that will make every attempt to let you know he needs to go. Sometimes if this happens in the middle of the night and he can't rouse us, we have a little puddle of surprise left at the back door. We never correct him, first it's too late and second we should be lighter sleepers!

Regards,
Marie