house training

Submitted by BruzersMama on Wed, 08/04/2010 - 08:43
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My boy Bruzer, a pit bull mix, is just turning 8 months. I have had him since he was abotu 6 weeks old. When he first came home he of course went to the batjroom whereever he was, but as he got older improved quickly. But lately it's like he is regressing, he KNOWS to go to the door for potty, and he even knows to come to me and give me his paw to signal he has to go, we even went on a short vacation and stayed in a hotel for 4 days and he NEVER had an accident. Then we arrive home........this morning I woke up to 2 accidents, clean them up, kick him outside where he just lays there. I gave him time to go, and let him in as i had to take my roomie to work. What do I come home to? 3 more accidents!!! I don't understand where all this poo is even coming from!!! Any suggestions on house breaking this stubborn boy once and for all? (thank God I don't have carpet!)

I don't know if this is accurate but I was told to NEVER scold your dog for going potty inside, but when he goes outside to take him back to the spot (If your not outside with them or with him in general) and praise them.
If nothing works, maybe you should have him checked out and make sure his digestive system is alright, if somethings wrong it might not be his fault.

my dog is potty trained, when he has to go he scratches the door or comes up to me and whines. On two different occasions he has had accidents and i took him to the vet the second time. because it was just a lot! and the doc told me he had an upset stomach...maybe something he ate or just wasnt feeling good...maybe thats whats wrong??

Ewstephy is right. Don't scold him for going inside. He will just wait until you leave the room or are gone to do it.

Sometimes my pit won't potty if she knows I'm leaving because she knows I'll stay longer waiting on her. I play fetch with her. Once she gets running around she can't help it, she has to go.

I had a pit mix that had the same problem as your dog. I ended up crating him while I was gone or there'd be a mess every time. Maybe crate him while you sleep? Take him to potty just before bed then crate him then take him out first thing in the morning. My pit mix had separation anxiety when I left the house. That's why he'd have accidents. He'd get so nervous in my absence he'd have to go potty.

Also I would take your dog to the vet and have him checked out. It is possible that there is a problem with him internally. It's always nice to rule that out.