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My puppy Gus is 4.5 month old.
He is already potty trained very well.

However, there were 2 accidents. all done by my roommate who forgot to open the door for him. Gus peed in front the tv in living room. Our house doesn't use carpet btw. So, it's hard ceramic floor.
and I scrubbed real hard and use the enzyme cleaner. But, now once in a while he would pee in front of the tv.
:(:(

Is there a foolproof way to undo the accident?
Now, he once in a while would pee over there (especially at night). During the day, he would pee outside.
He has no water access after 7 pm. and I would take him pee after he drink and eat..

But, later at night he would go to that spot.
Honestly however he did well about 90% of the time..
I wonder should I take his water access even earlier (like at 4 pm)?

Is there such puppy being afraid of peeing outside at night?
This only happen during the night BTW.
how should I go tackling this problem?
 

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We had to take Rosco out halfway through the night until he was around 8 or 9 months. But he might also be going back to the same spot since he went there once already. Even with a lot of enzymatic cleaner it can be difficult to get the scent out of some materials (I am guessing ceramic tile is one of them). You might consider putting up a gate or something in front of the tv so he can't get to it.
 

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You can use a crate to confine him at night or as I did a teather i.e. leash so you become alerted when he gets up provide you are not a heavy sleeper.
 

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You can use a crate to confine him at night or as I did a teather i.e. leash so you become alerted when he gets up provide you are not a heavy sleeper.
hmm... i think I will start crating my puppy earlier at night now. Usually, he goes to crate by himself at 9 pm.

I left him in the crate tonight as I need to go to church for 2 hours.
and yet again, she released him and made the fourth mistake. The puppy pee in the same spot :mad:.
I told her specifically if she is going to let the puppy out, she need to take him and accompany him outside to pee as he is afraid of the dark.
Obviously, she ignored my advice.

Sorry, I just need to vent. From now on, I won't let her mess with my puppy anymore. I probably just locked the crate and take the key with me.
 

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I think the roommate's the problem, not the dog! Make your roommate sleep in the crate! ;) Do you let the puppy out right before you go to bed? I wouldn't restrict his drinking any earlier than 7.
 

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Yeah that is the same situation with me as well. Layla's accidents all seemed to coincide with my roommate's involvement. I finally told him to just leave my dogs alone and that I would handle them myself. It's probably better that way - too many people giving them different verbal or visible commands might confuse them.

Good luck. I wouldn't let your roommate sleep in the crate in the same room as you. It might call for an outside stake situation.
 

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I think the roommate's the problem, not the dog! Make your roommate sleep in the crate! ;) Do you let the puppy out right before you go to bed? I wouldn't restrict his drinking any earlier than 7.
Yes, I do let him pee outside before we go to bed (he sleep in the crate in my bedroom).
Ok, I will not restrict drinking earlier than 7.
I told my roommate to not release him out of crate when i am not around (which is not often anyway since I work from home).

I wouldn't let your roommate sleep in the crate in the same room as you. It might call for an outside stake situation.
Lol. Yeah.
Gus would respect my furniture and never jump to my bed. When I say no, he would listen. But, Gus would come to her room and jump on her bed (and actually poo and pee in her room as well).
Until, one day I found out why Gus behave so naughty around her and very well whenever I am around.

The way she disciplined and the vocabulary she used are all wrong. She is not consistent to the behavior. And would sometimes let Gus sleep on her bed (Despite all the warnings and advice I told her about correcting puppy's behaviors). And she always say she understand.
From now on, I am training my roommate.. I think the one who should go to the obedience training class is her.. not Gus :p
 

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vocabulary she used are all wrong
Most dogs and basset in particular are not very language oriented. Verbal clues are far down the list of signaling understood.


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22. Verbal Cue & Hand Signal Tips
Most dogs are better at hand and body signals that they are verbal cues. We recommend teaching hand signals before verbal ones as the dogs seem to learn them faster. Ensure that every hand signal is unique and clear so that your dog can see it even from a distance.

would sometimes let Gus sleep on her bed
There is nothing inheirently wrong with allowing the dog to sleep on the bed, on furniture etc. It will not lead to a dogs thinking it is of equal rank to humans as claimed by many Debunking the Dominance Myth
So-called dominance exercises were — and in some circles still are — widely recommended to prevent the dog from taking over the entire household. These exercises include not feeding him until after you’ve eaten, letting him through doorways only after you, forbidding access to furniture, and not playing tug-of-war.

In reality, there is no evidence that these procedures prevent dominance aggression or any other behavioral problem. One study found no correlation between playing tug-of-war or allowing a dog on the bed and the development of aggressive behavior.
That is not to say there are not ligitimate life style reason not to allow a dog on furniture etc but dominance and spilling over to other bad behavior is not one of them. Also it is easier for the dog and training in general for their to be a single consistent rule

I think the one who should go to the obedience training class is her.. not Gus
The purpose of dog training classes is not to train the dog but rather train the owner in how to train the dog, Involving the roommate in atttending classes could be helpfull in developing consistentcy in training and rules.
 
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