For all new members, please check out the thread New to the Forum? What to do and forum guidelines.
Peeing in his own bed
  • NicoNico
    Posts: 12
    Hello everyone,

    First time pet owner here with an almost 6 month old Shiba Inu. His name is Nico. Nico has been crate and potty trained, so he does not pee in his crate unless he really cannot hold it anymore. Outside his crate, he will pee anywhere (even in the house) if he doesn't see his pee pad. Even when he does, he will pee on anything that looks like a mat on the floor.

    For the 2 months, we have been getting Nico a bad that fits into his crate. At times, he will do well and not pee on it for a couple days. This time, he peed on it in a couple of hours. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong but Nico shouldn;t be eliminating in his crate, right? Without his bed, he can usually hold it for about 12 hours max, depending how much water he's had the night before. I did expand his crate a bit since he got bigger. One time, I saw him run around and chase his tail, would that be a sign of too much space in the crate?

    Any help is appreciated! Thanks you!

    [mod edit: changed category and closed thread due to duplicate topic]
    Post edited by sunyata at 2016-05-31 07:49:21
  • zandramezandrame
    Posts: 1106
    Hi, welcome! Please tell us about yourself a bit and why/how you decided to get a Shiba. Intros really aren't the place for questions, but here goes -

    Outside his crate, he will pee anywhere (even in the house) if he doesn't see his pee pad. Even when he does, he will pee on anything that looks like a mat on the floor.
    That's the problem with using potty pads... it trains them to pee on pads. You'll have better luck now, and less frustration switching when he's older, if you start over and consistently take him outside to potty.

    Without his bed, he can usually hold it for about 12 hours max
    12 hours, that is way too long for a puppy. Pretty extreme even for an adult. Take him out more often. Like every couple of hours, and immediately after he wakes up, eats/drinks, or exercises. Better to try more often than have more setbacks. Try adding more time in between once he is consistently not having accidents.

    "Generally speaking, a puppy can control his bladder one hour for every month of age" From - http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/housetraining_puppies.html

    Post a pic of the crate if you like, we can see if it's too big. Should be big enough to comfortably turn around, but not run around or pick a corner to potty in.

    Here's a thread for you -
    http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/discussion/6701/potty-training-woes/p1
  • NicoNico
    Posts: 12
    Apologies, but I was not allowed to post in any other sections besides introduction.

    I forgot to mention we do take him out every 4 or so hours to pee, unless it's done on pee pads. The odd part was Nico peeing on his bed in his crate just 4 hours after we were gone, maybe less. This is not normal since we are occasionally gone for 6 hours and he still wouldn't go in the crate. I've gone thru at least 10 beds and never once did he eliminate without the bed. I'm starting to think he mistake so the bed as a pee pad.
  • zandramezandrame
    Posts: 1106
    I was not allowed to post in any other sections besides introduction.
    This is correct, you do not have full access until you introduce yourself. Check out the rules here - http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/discussion/9612/new-to-the-forum-what-to-do-and-forum-guidelines-/p1

    Browse the forum a bit and read what others have done when potty training. There's a lot of info here.
    http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/categories/common-puppy-woes
    http://www.shibainuforum.org/forum/categories/behavior-training

    Quick advice, remove the bedding that your dog confuses as a pee pad. Consider stopping the pad training. Seriously it makes things harder.
  • koyukikoyuki
    Posts: 1244
    Ditch the pee pads entirely. Take him outside more often. He will learn that he toilets outside. Typically, Shibas hate to toilet near their living space being such a clean breed. Out of the 5 Shiba puppies that we have now raised, we never used pee pads. Even if they did happen to have a mistake inside i still took them straight outside even if it was while they were peeing.
    Pee pads are just setting him up for failure really.
    Koyuki - red female
    Takeo- cream male
    Kenji- black and tan male
    Suma- sesame female
    Haruki-brindle Japanese Akita Inu
This discussion has been closed.
All Discussions

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

In this Discussion

Who's Online (0)