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I adopted a 9 year old miniature male poodle seven days ago

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I adopted a 9 year old miniature male poodle seven days ago from humane society. Sweet very smart. I can't figure out how to keep him from urinating on the wall and floor. I can't even see him do it it is just there. It is in the same place most usually. Help?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Training
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Hi Katy. With any urinary concern, we need to first rule out a urinary tract infection. This can be done by having a veterinarian check his urine microscopically and also perform some tests on the urine.

Many dogs who are in "new" environments who were intact in the past will mark on elevated surfaces. This is most common, perhaps, in the smaller breed dogs. I would recommend using a belly band on him when you cannot watch him and also kennel training him for when you're not home (or watching him), which should minimize those effects in your home. As you guys get into a routine together and eventually this becomes his home, the marking should stop (and if this is UTI related treatment should minimize or end the symptoms).

Belly bands:

Kennel training:


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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Checking in, how is it going?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?


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