Ok.. Ewww. How old is this dog? Is he neutered? Does he squat or lift his leg?
lol...when this happened he was about 4-5 months old, so I understand he couldn't hold his bladder well. Since then I haven't taken him to the mall. We got him neutered at 6 mos. He is about 7 mos now.Ok.. Ewww. How old is this dog? Is he neutered? Does he squat or lift his leg?
Well of course they want to go, that doesn't mean that they should get to go! Sheesh.... I hear by give you permission to tell your dog: "Oh Hell NO!!!" (This will be good practice for raising children later.)
If he starts to squat, collar pop him, get really mad at him and scoop him up. He won't pee on you, but if you get after him he might still pee on the floor.
When he is at your parent's house, is he being "let out" or is he being taken out? Often times people let dogs out and the dog plays-plays-plays but does not get down to business. I think this boy need some supervision. Also, if he is peeing in the X-pen, the X-pen is probably too large. Make it so small that only a small bed with a food dish on it will fit.
This dog is 7 months old and still trying to pee indoors in a public place while on leash. He is not learning something new. Rather, he is being a cretin. A firm physical correction is in order. He needs to know that it is NOT OK!Leash pops are completely unnecessary, and, IMO, do not teach the dog anything (except maybe that you're unpredictable), and may well also teach the dog to be sneaky about peeing, because he associates peeing with getting leash popped, and wants to avoid it, so hides to pee. I don't feel it's appropriate to physically correct a puppy when learning something new.
This dog is 7 months old and still trying to pee indoors in a public place while on leash. He is not learning something new. Rather, he is being a cretin. A firm physical correction is in order. He needs to know that it is NOT OK!
Walking stimulates the bowel to evacuate, so it's not surprising that he stops, squats and goes! Instead of telling him no, and physically removing him to the grass (which may well confuse him), use this opportunity to train him to potty on cue (the second he starts to squat, use your cue word, and then praise, praise, praise)! That way, you can cue him to potty where YOU want him to go before you go on your walk.Thanks for all the advice! We have been more strict with him about going indoors. He hasn't had an accident in Petsmart for a while now!
Here's another question for you - how do you make your dog only go on grass? Sometimes when we take him for a walk...he'll just squat and poo without any warning on the sidewalk (even though he did his business in the morning). When he starts to go I usually tell him no, pick him up really quickly, and put him on grass. Sometimes he'll stop all together and go a couple hours later, or he'll continue to squat and go. Either way, it has still been happening.