Send to a Friend

GloPro's avatar

If you catch your puppy in the act of peeing in the house, is it OK to scold them?

Asked by GloPro (8288 points ) June 4th, 2014 from iPhone

Oda knows where to go outside. The moment we go to his spot he pees, every time, without fail. I know he can hold his bladder for around 8 hours, as he does so in his crate. Sometimes he’ll pee inside maybe 20 minutes after we come back in from him peeing outside. He walks and pees.

I would never hit him or rub his nose in anything, but is it OK when I catch him in the actual act of peeing to grab his collar, scold him, and take him out? I don’t want to shame him, but he doesn’t seem to be connecting that he shouldn’t pee indoors. He has peeing outside down pat.

Side notes: he’s crate trained, he always pees outside, he won’t use pee pads. I’m not really finding old pee stains I didn’t catch him doing.

Using Fluther


Using Email

Separate multiple emails with commas.
We’ll only use these emails for this message.