Peeing on the deck/sidewalk to the deck

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LOL Isabel has taken to peeing on the deck and the sidewalk to the deck. Just not in the yard!!! I let her off leash now and she stays within our boundry I taught to her. She is free to potty where ever and Where ever is fine except on the porch!

 

My gal is weird!

 

Any toughts as to what has happen?

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Yup.. I think I know.. Mike and I are in the middle of purchasing a new house. We go over and look and plan and decide what to put where. there is a big back yard with a long cement bench that lines the back fence along the golf course..

Sofia likes to stand on it and help the golfers with their shots.. and MARK her territory.

I am thinking that's what's going on. She knows that's where she's going to live in a few months, and wants everyone else to know as well..

Watch when you take your kids for a walk.. they will "mark" and make their presence known. It is truly a pack thing

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Hi Kate I missed you and Sofia! I heard about Sofia and the Hare I'm going to go read that in a bit. If my househole will leave me along!! lol

I know they mark and my thoughts too, BUT I am truly thinking Isabel is confused as to where is the proper potty spot. Cause a few weeks ago She started peeing at the door before going out or just right out but not every time. Here let me give you a run down on how we do it...

Izzzzzy? Hey puppeee! wanna go potty?... nubbie wags!!! OK lets go potty!.... We get to the door, command SIT! given, she obeys so I put on the leash, but as soon as the door is open, she either pees one the threshold or as she steps out on the walk she pees. I know you are thinking NO it's a timing thing, but it isn't!! This has happen at different times of the day. And here is another example. I have a potty pen that is where I take them all to. WELL now she wont pee in it anymore I open the door and she runs out straight to the deck and pees on it.  again NOT every time. And some might think oh it's a wet ground thing like dew on the grass! Nope sun is shining and it's the middle of the day!

Any other thoughts Kate? anyone!!! mucho appreciated!!

try going back to the basics. When I teach my puppies to go potty in a certain area as puppies I pick them up on leash (because I don't want any accidents on the way to the correct spot) and carry them over to the area all the while telling them "get over there do a good potty" as I put them down and they do their thing I tell them "that's a good get over there, good potty" It reinforces it very quickly and you would be surprised at how fast they are trained. I started this when my children were young as I didn't want them running through the grass stepping in something. The dogs had the far corner of the yard to do their stuff in and it worked out great. I found it was a very easy thing to teach. 

I know Izzy is getting bigger but if you cant get her moving fast enough to clear the threshold on leash and get to your designated potty spot then you are going to have to pick her up and take her over there. When and if I catch my dogs going in the wrong place (this only happens as youngsters) I do a ahhahh get over there and take them to the spot. If your penned area is to small and is not sufficiently cleaned and sprayed down she may be like lots of Dobermans and doesn't like to step in others scented areas. Mine are very particular in where they go. If we are walking somewhere and they smell another pee in the grass they literally hop over it. Kind of like I'm not stepping in that stuff. Then they go back and mark it lol.

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ahhh RND good advise and she is doing better with the potty thing! I am not able to pick her up anymore ?shoulder pains. I took to having the door open before letting her out of her crate or calling her out to potty...I am outside calling now so she runs out insted of stoping!! Working much better!

Yes the pen is very very big we move it around so the nasy part has time to d'nasty and the new grass is all fresh. But I am not using it any more. Izzy is doing well off leash!! But she is getting rebellious! And ignoring me cause I 'm having these shoulder problems.