How Do I Get Our Min Pin to Not Urinate in the House?

He’s 2 years old, and we’ve had him for 11 months. We have had no problem like this until the last few weeks, and now all of a sudden he’s lifting his leg on the furniture or whatever else is around. We have 2 other dogs who have never had accidents in the house , only our min pin. They say you shouldn’t yell at him or scold/punish him when he pees inside, but I just don’t know what to do.

When he goes the next time, sop it up with a piece of newspaper. Every time after that, take the paper outside when it is pee time. Put it down for her to sniff and keep doing this .It may take a few times but keep at it. Also put him on a schedule. 10 Min’s after he has a drink, take him and the paper out for a pee. No water till you give it to him and then again 10 min go out for a pee. Also if he is on wet dog food as this contains water, and so………pee-pee time again………he will build a routine and wont feel the need to go inside. Dogs like to go by the clock. Ever see them waiting at the window for you? They sense the time and therefore are good on schedules……Hope I helped you…….

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  • Tenners

    I had a Min Pin 10 years ago with the same problem, I gave him to my mom and my mom gave him to the neighbor and who knows where he went from there, the poor little guy couldn’t resist. I live in Alaska and winter time is hard to potty train a dog, its just cold. I really don’t know what to tell you.
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  • dedepax

    do you clean up his messes right after he does them? Because if he can still smell his pee then he`ll think it`s ok to go in the house.
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  • BLANCHE S

    I HAVE A MIN PIN AND SHE HAD THAT PROBLEM, I BROKE HER BY PUTTING HER OUTSIDE AFTER IT HAPPEND FOR 20 MIN, BUT NOW ITS COLD AND SHE DOES NOT LIKE GOING OUT.
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  • Lori J

    When he goes the next time, sop it up with a piece of newspaper. Every time after that, take the paper outside when it is pee time. Put it down for her to sniff and keep doing this .It may take a few times but keep at it. Also put him on a schedule. 10 Min’s after he has a drink, take him and the paper out for a pee. No water till you give it to him and then again 10 min go out for a pee. Also if he is on wet dog food as this contains water, and so………pee-pee time again………he will build a routine and wont feel the need to go inside. Dogs like to go by the clock. Ever see them waiting at the window for you? They sense the time and therefore are good on schedules……Hope I helped you…….
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  • Jennifer H

    make sure to clean the area well, to get rid of all the smell and when the dog starts to circle or give you the signal that they ahve to go, get them outside. i would crate train the dog. he could become territorial and doesnt want the other dogs in his terrirory so he is marking it. a good way to stop that is by neutering all dogs. dont yell at him once he goes just clean it up, you need to stop him before he starts or in the act never after. once he goes outside praise praise praise and treat. let him know its a job well done outside. but if the problem continues ask the vet if its a urinary tract infecion or something? but if not, crate train, leave in the crate at all times when you cannot fully supervise the dog, dont give the dog a chance to go inside. the dog wont go where it sleeps so crate training is a good thing. befor eyou leave for work, take her out, put her in crate. once you get home take her out let her play but keep an eye on her, like a mother with a child. this is your child, keep an eye on her at all times once you see her starting to go or looks like it take her outside and everytime she pees outside, prase a lot and treat. good luck
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  • khrissy

    Is he neutered? When we brought our jack russell home to meet our rat terrier for the first time, the jack russell went on a marking frenzy. He would pee on everything, even on the rat terrier when they were out doing their business. We had to wait to get him neutered because he was being treated for heartworms (we rescued him from a shelter in Texas.) When we got him neutered he just quit. I think it must be their hormones or something. Also when your dog does mark in the house neutralize the scent with something like vinegar and water. Never use products containing ammonia, they just make the dog want to go there more. Hope this helps!!
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  • STOP B.S.L.

    Good luck mine is 7 or 8(he was adopted so exact age isn’t known)and he still does it sometimes.
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  • dragonfly

    I have had a few min pins and min dachshunds over the years and now am down to a 12yr old male dachshund and a 9yr old male min pin. Neutering should help, I found it did, mins are very territorial so that adds to the trouble. Crating? I found it a godsend and my min pin loves his crate(I leave it open and he goes in on his own know, plus I rarely need to crate with the door closed anymore, but I do it just to keep them used to it once in a while) Also, I once had a min pin who was a yr old when we got it and was terribly afraid of alot of people at first and had alot of accidents out of fear, eventually she got better. I am going to reccomend a book that I found helped me alot with issues like this and I have read alot of dog books–almost have my own mini library!–and alot of people that have read this book find it quite helpful. the book is called DOG PROBLEMS the author is CAROL LEA BENJAMIN good luck
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    the book Dog Problems by Carol Lea Benjamin

  • Loollea

    he’s just marking his territory, try getting him neutered, it should help slow him down if not completely stopping him
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