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10/19/09 9:56 A

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Hi, read this thread and wanted to add that barring medical issues, it really sounds like behavior issues due to lack of exercise and pack ordering (kids room). Be careful when giving extra attention because if it's in the form of affection you could inadvertently be rewarding the bad behaviors if that's the case. I never saw your reply about regular walks that one poster had posed, that would be a great way to give extra attention since dogs crave them innately. Good luck!!

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10/17/09 2:53 A

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I agree with what everyone else said, too. Although you might get your baby checked out by the vet. I had a little Pekingese/Poodle Mix, Cookie Annie, and she did have a problem, and after that to rectify it I had to only feed her a special prescription diet for her kidney's. At first he gave me an antibiotic and special food to help her, and then a maintenance dry food to feed her to prevent her from further kidney/bladder problems. Cookie was housebroken, too. I was glad that I took her to the Vet!

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10/16/09 12:22 P

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My Chelsea had started a little peeing when I moved back to New Jersey and went to work. I got a dog walker to come in around 2ish to take her and Sam out and to give her extra hugs three days a week. She stopped on her own. I still cry missing her.

As for drinking water and needing to pee at night-even though it might be emotional if you're being woken up alot what I do is to place some ice cubes in the water dish.

They melt during the night and leave a little bit of water but not alot. Unfortunately for me Koda LOVES ice cubes.

Your baby will come around.

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10/16/09 12:06 P

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Extra attention it is then. I just thought about that he did start this back when I started working two jobs. Use to, I was home till 8:30am and back by 3:30- 4pm Not I leave at 6:45 and dont come home till 5:30pm so I think him not getting much attentino lately may be the reason last night I was on the computer in the dinning room and he picked up an eraser the boys dropped and started hewing it. Guess he was board or upset cause I wasnt playing with him. Thanks for the advice.

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10/16/09 12:01 P

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I also always recommend getting him checked out to make sure there are no medical causes.

Then I agree with everyone who said there might be some change in your home that he has picked up on and is upsetting him. Think about it and see if you can figure out what has changed. It is something the kids are doing differently? Did you used to be home all day with him and now you are gone during the day?

Maybe having the kids feed him would be a way to show him that they are above him in the pack. You can have them work on training him as well with positive reinforcement. Good luck with this and let us know how he is doing.

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10/16/09 11:41 A

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One of mine just had an accident on her bed in our living room. She is an old dog (14 years). This usually doesn't happen so I think she just couldn't hold it. My dogs are sleeping inside because the nights are getting cold. They are mostly outside dogs during the day. I try to make sure that they get enough excersize so accidents don't happen at night. I find walking helps their bowel movements. emoticon

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10/16/09 9:48 A

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Is she getting enough exercise? I know beagles need alot of exercise. Have you changed any of the routines around the house? Since I started working, Lola has been a little naughty. We have to make sure that nothing is around that she can grab and chew up. She doesn't have accidents in the house thank goodness.

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10/16/09 7:01 A

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I've got one that won't go out in the rain, and another who will go out but won't stay out long enough to do her business. The one who won't go out at all will hold it as long as he has to (poor baby) but the other one will sneak upstairs as soon as she can and use the spare bedroom for a toilet (YUCK!)

Our solution is to keep her with us at all times. Our house is not set up for crating in the living areas to be convenient, but we keep her on a 20' long leash so she has some freedom of movement but can't sneak off and get in trouble. At night, she's closed into the bedroom with us. When we are not home, all of ours are crated in the basement. The key is constant supervision, and watching closely to get her outside when she indicates she has to go. Requires major vigilance, but it works.

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10/15/09 11:02 P

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I agree that it might be stress causing him to act out. Just think about what might be causing that but in the meanwhile try giving him some extra attention.

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10/15/09 9:39 P

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I was thinking along the lines that Ruth is--has something happened lately that's upset his "world"? When my mother had to be hospitalized, Lily chewed up the carpets and acted out--before then, my mother (who is 83) was home all day long with Lily and suddenly her "gramma" wasn't around.
Also I remember when I brought Lily home as a puppy, my mom's dog Sabrina started peeing and pooping in the house. She stopped doing that after a while, when she realised that the puppy wasn't taking me away from her and our time together.

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10/15/09 9:15 P

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Has there been any major changes in your house lately? Dogs respond to stressful changes in many ways and this could be one of them. Analyze your situation at home and think of something has changed the normal routine or some stress that might affect him.
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10/15/09 9:13 P

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There could be a medical problem, I would get him checked out. Also, for some reason, he could be stressed out about something. If you don't work, put him on a leash every hour.. Take him to a spot in the backyard where you want him to do his business, and tell him "potty". When he goes pee or poop, praise him, then give him a treat. Do this faithfully. Hopefully he will get back to normal. I really do think you should take him to the vet first!
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10/15/09 9:04 P

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I would keep him crated 100% when you cannot actually supervise him (including at bed time). This way you can monitor his actions, but also you will know when he is going to the bathroom.

When we placed Lucky (the last time) he 'claimed' one of the kids as his, so he then pooped/peed on their bed and then dug in it. Its disgusting, however I understood where he was coming from. The older dog (again one of ours) had come upstairs and into the one kids room, and thats when Lucky did that...He came back to us an never left again

I would also limit his food/water at least 1 hour before he goes to bed (in the crate) so that her doesn't mess in the house...

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10/15/09 8:54 P

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My Beagle had recently started pooping in my kids room and peeing on th rug in the bathrom. He has also just started chewing on my kids toys we have had him almost a year and he was comepletly house broken and has never chewed on anything till now. He is almost 3 years if that helps??? Could sure use some advice.

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