a 1 1/2 cocker spaniel was given to me 2 months ago but why does…

a 1 1/2 cocker spaniel was given to me 2 months ago but why does he go to bathroom inside when he’s been outside all day?I

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

Has your dog been neutered?  Is he marking his territory in the house (just peeing), or is it a combination of peeing and pooping.  If he is marking and not fixed — you need to get him to a vet and get that taken care of. If it isn’t a matter of marking territory then — Dogs don’t know not to soil the house by magic.  You have to teach them what you expect from them.  Just because he was outside all day does not mean he had to poop or pee while he was out there.  Then you come… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

he needs training.  i assume this is a puppy – no puppy knows how to do anything.  they’re like baby humans.  they need to be taught everything. you need to train him to toilet outside, not inside.  this means when you aren’t home, or can’t watch him, he needs to be in a crate.  DO NOT use the crate as punishment…it’s meant to be his den, his home. are you with him while he’s outside?  every time he toilets outside, throw a party.  praise the heck out of him, give him pets, give him treats.  when he toilets inside, do… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

i would still go back to square 1 with training.

you’re outside with him, right?

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Anonymous
5 years ago

that needs to change. don’t leave your dog unattended in the yard all day.

julie brader
5 years ago

Hi I see you say the Cocker Spaniel was given to you? I also have Cocker Spaniels so hopefully I can help. If this boy is 18 months old then I guessing he was a kennel dog before you got him? Kept outside in a kennel? If this was the case then he won’t have been house trained at all. Its just a matter of going outside with him and giving lots and lots of praise when he goes…and I mean right over the top with praise!!  I do hope you are not leaving him outside on his own all… Read more »