KickReturn Posted February 21, 2016 Share Posted February 21, 2016 (edited) Hester has now peed in the house three times in the last couple weeks. Each incident occurred when we have left him alone and gone out for dinner from 5:30 - 8:30 PM. His daily routine which was followed on the days of the accidents is: breakfast 7:30 AM morning hike 8:30 – 10:00 AM turn out and a turkey neck at 1PM afternoon hike 4:00 - 5:00 PM dinner 5:00 PM evening walk 8:30 – 9:30 PM He pees as far away from the locations where he sleeps as possible, twice in a corner (different corners) of the lower level of our home, and tonight in one of my sons rooms (I had blocked access to the lower level hoping to solve the problem). All doggie accidents whether Hester’s recent ones of those of visitor dogs in the past have been obliterated with Natures Miracle Oxy Formula. Our home is very large with extensive carpeted areas on multiple levels. Hester is nearly 10.5 years old. His diet and health has not changed since he arrived 4+ years ago. He sleeps from 9:00 PM to 7:30 AM without asking to go out. Sometimes he refuses a turnout after breakfast at 7:30 AM and waits until our morning hike. Other then the peeing his behaviour has not changed. He has never peed in the house before. I am at a loss. Can I rule out a UTI? The dog can hold it for twelve hours if I am present. Perhaps some other medical issue? He has an epic ability to continue to mark for as long as he is walked. He may pee as many as 15 or 20 times on a walk. Could it be behavioural? Hester is absolutely obsessed with me. Still an extreme velcro dog when I am present, often refuses to walk with other family members, but also seemingly completely calm when I say goodbye. Sometimes when I return he will make sure his nap is properly concluded before he comes to greet me. It is as if he has just decided that it is OK to pee in the house as opposed to waiting for his next walk. My plan is to continue to close off areas of the house when I am away (son's room now closed). Is there anything else I could do? Advice is very much appreciated. Hard to believe this perfect dog is having a problem. Edited February 21, 2016 by KickReturn Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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