Pug puppy urinating on sofa and crate!

Posted by furrbaby
Jan 28, 2008
I have a 4 month old Pug puppy. She has been doing pretty good with her potty taining until about a week and a half ago. I noticed blood in her urine and she was trying to urinate every few minutes. I took her to the Vet and he said she had a Urinary Tract infection. He gave me medicine for her. She does seem better as far as I see no blood in her urine but she still urinates about 3 times an hour. She could hold it longer than that before her infection. During the last week she jumped up on the sofa with both my husband and son sitting there and urinated as soon as she got there. We couldn't believe it! Unfortunately my husband did yell no Daisy several times very loud and put her in her crate.

Today has been a great day for Daisy. She would walk up to the door all day and sniff around the bell we have hung. I would take her out and she would elimate outside all day. We praised her, played with her, gave her treats etc.
Around 6:00 she had an accident on the carpet. I didn't yell at her. I growled loudly as I cleaned up the carpet and ignored her for about 5 minutes. Later she took a nap on her favorite pillow. She woke up, walked in to her crate and urinated in it! Why would she do that?

We all love her very much and she has not been mistreated in any way. She is very pampered.

I plan to call the Vet tomorrow. I would like any opinion or suggestion.

Also, she sleeps in her crate at night. She goes to bed around 9 and gets up around 7 and she has never eliminated in her crate at night.

Posted by Todd
Feb 3, 2008
HI there and thank you for your question.

What did the vet say? Many dogs are predisposed to UTI's and i hope your vet could rule this out.
Some important things i would like to point out are don't use NO as a reprimand as it is not very successful.

The other point is that growling at her when you are cleaning up the mess is not helpful. Dogs have very short attention spans so you must tell her off as she is doing it. If you tell her off later she will not relate it to the mess she made earlier but to what she is doing at that instant.

# The next time she makes a mess growl at her with a GRRRRRRR as she does it.

#Soak up the puddle or pick up the waste with a sheet of newspaper.

#Then clean the spot with your odor neutralizer.

#Keep the soiled newspaper, place any solid wastes or the soaked paper outside, or wherever you want their bathroom spot to be. This will give your dog a place it can return to that is marked with its own scent and therefore safe to use as a bathroom. (keep in mind that dogs mark their territory and therefore claim their dominance as they eliminate, if another dog has been where you want your dog to go, your dog will only go there if it is of a dominant disposition and wish to challenge the opposing 'dog'.)

#Take your dog out every hour on the hour (when possible) to that place where you have placed its waste. Introduce the command "Be quick!....Good Dog" as your dog goes and reward it with treats if you wish. This command is handy, as your dog quickly associates your voice command with the act of eliminating.

I would watch her when she is in her crate and do as above.
Before you put her in her crate take her out and get her to toilet. Don't leave the crate door open when you don't want her to be in there and this will help her problem.

Toileting that frequent isn't a bad thing unless it carries on forever. She should start to get more control as she gets older. A bladder infection can give her the urge to go toilet more often so let me know how the vet went.

I hope this advice helped.Please get back to me about what you found out and how things are going.

Kind regards
Todd Field