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

Asked by GloPro (8210 points ) 3 months ago 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.

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