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Hi,
Daisy has always been a clean dog, we have NEVER had issues with her as she was toilet trained when we got her at 2, but last week she peed in the kitche whilst we were out - I put this down to her stressing our whilst we had taken Harvey to the Vet's. Yesterday, however, whilst we were out she went upstairs (we hadn't shut the door properly - normally she isnt allowed upstairs) and she had peed on the landing carpet.
This is SO unlike her, there are 2 things that I am thinking... the obvious is a water infection, but since the 2 instances of peeing in the house were a few days in between and she manages to go all through the night I am not convinced.
The second thing is I'm thinking is terrotorial, Harvey has been getting a little extra attention (as she would see it I think ) in the fact that he is getting eye drops several times a day. Daisy is a VERY fussy dog and when we are putting Harvey's drops in she is trying to get in on the action.
I am wondering if she is just asserting her position maybe?, she is top dog and I wonder if she thinks she is getting pushed out.
I have also started giving them both some denta-stick type chews which take a long time to chew and Harvey & Daisy avoid each other whilst eating these, if they are both chewing they are fine, if one has finished it's a little growly at times, but not with any intent to fight, just a 'back off' type thing.
They also had a growly moment at dinner the other day, whereby Daisy finished 1st and went to Harvey and they growled at each other, it was over in a second with Daisy wandering off. They rarely growl at each other, infact I can't remember when it last happened.
I am wondering maybe whether the peeing thing maybe Daisy just letting everyone know she is still top dog?. maybe asserting herself?.
No other changes have happened and Daisy is still as sweet and fussy as ever.
Do you think she could be jealous?


I will be speaking to the Vet later, but am not totally convinced of a water infection, the other thing that crossed my mind was her age, she will be 9 in May and maybe it was age related.

Any help or advice would be gratefully received.
Thanks and HAPPY EASTER :)
 

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When dogs suddenly start peeing in the house, I think it's a good idea to rule out any physical causses (urinary tract infection for example) before you start looking at behvioral issues. Good luck, hope you can solve this soon-
 

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I understand your issues as we recently had my parents 2 west highland terriers staying with us for a week. Bo is very used to these two dogs and considers them her family in the dog world however we experienced the same as you do especially around the food issue whereby Bo (Bassett) finished her her food and then tried to go to Hamish's and there was the same growling that you descirbe and we had seperat them. we had little problems after this and the issues comepltely disappeared when the two west highland terriers went home so we ONLY conclude that this was territorial behaviour from Bo.

Lets us know how you get on!!!
 

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**UPDATE**

Have had no more instance of Daisy peeing in the house so can only assume it was some issue she had, or just 'one of those things'
 

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This sounds more normal the more i read. The question is how do you get it to stop as my hose is starting to smell like George Bests living room chair?

In all seriousness what is the solution to this my 8 year old basset has stated doign it and the 3 year old - who was a notorious pisser is now the saint and never does it.

We have a dog flapp to which is even more annoying. Beeen to vet and there are no problems with the bitch (wee er) but want to know how to solve. any help appreciated.
 

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We have a dog flapp to which is even more annoying
Unless one is dilligent a dog flap can be a hinderence rather than a help/ I have a dog door but I would never consider a dog that is trained to use a dog door as house trained there are some very important aspsect like learning to hold it that a dog does not have to learn when it can use a dog door. That is not to say that it is necessary to have a "house trained " dog but it is important to understand the limitation.

Keep in mind all housetrain involve teaching the dog a substrate preference. That is what is under its feet when it goes. For paper training that means newspaper., for most house training than can be grass, or in urban setting pavement. But here is the limitations of the dog door. One people tend to be less dilgent in makeing sure the dog goes out when it needs to because they do not have to be as activily involve. If the do become involve it is usually only when the weather is nice so many dog door owner tent to teach the dog it is ok not to go out if raining etc by example. Because they are less diligent in making sure the dog does go the have a tendecy to sneek of an find a new place to go which Because the reasing of bowls and bladder relieve pressure it is a "pleasureable" experience and the dog starts to developing a new substrate preference before the owner relizes it. THe only solution is remedial house training 101 to retrain the proper substrate preference. Fortunately most retraining involves less effort than intial training did.
 
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