Help…Shih Tzu peeing all over the place?

Okay, I just bought a 2 year old Shih Tzu, and he is potty trained, but once in a while, he pee's in the house. He knows he shouldn't to it, he gets all guilty looking after. He isn't nuetered, and some people say this will help, he is set up to have this done on Friday. If this doesn't work, I will have to get rid of him. I have a 1 1/2 year old baby inside, and I don't want to freeze him outside. Please feel free with any information.

Shih Tzu's react to different changes in the house and stress and tension and other disturbances in the house. You say you just got the dog. He may not be used to a baby. Not that that is a bad thing, he just may be reacting to something new to him. There are a number of things you can do to help. The first thing is to get rid of the urine smell or his "scent" that he has established in your house. You may not smell it, but he does. Buy some Nature's Miracle. You can get it at most pet stores. It is an enzyme that destroys the urine. Anyway, use/apply it everywhere has peed. Use it a number of times. Rugs are the hardest to get it out, but it will with a number of applications. I used it with my carpet cleaner and it worked real well. Spray or use the carpet cleaner to apply it on your rug…let it sit to go through the rug and the padding (that is important to get it completely gone) then vacuum/soak it up. You may have to do this a number of times, don't give up, it will work. Clean your floors and/or furniture with the Nature's Miracle. While at the pet store, look for a belly band. They wrap around the dog and cover his little "winkie". You use a disposable pad inside to absorb the urine, if he goes. I used generic Depends cut in half. It will protect your floors/carpet and furniture IF he goes in the house. I got one for my male, he didn't like it. He was fixed when I got him. He had it one 1 day, and because he was already house broken, he never lifted his leg again in the house. The belly band I guess reminded him, and also showed him I was the boss. Very important, they have to know you are in charge. Shih Tzu's can be very stubburn.
I also found possitive reinforcement helped a great deal. You say he knows he shouldn't do it. If/when he does it again, or tries to do it again. Let him know you are not happy with what he did. Do not be angry at the dog, just what he did. Moan and groan as you wipe it up and throw it away. Or if his belly band is wet be upset when you take the pad out to throw away. On the same token, when he goes outside, where he should, be happy and excited and reward him for his good behavior..Make a big happy fuss over him, letting him know you are happy at what he did..Giving him a treat helps reinforce this good behavior. Have patience and give him a chance. I know a dog is different from a baby, but, you wouldn't get rid of your baby if he/she had an accident would you?? You are/ or will be potty training your baby. And you will be happy when he/she uses the potty..try to think of it that way. I am not comparing your baby to a dog..but it is the same type of thing. Shih Tsu's are very loving dogs, and all they really want is good attention and to make their "humans" happy and please them. Show your dog how pleased you are when he goes outside…and he will quckly learn what makes you happy. And getting all the urine out of everything will remove his scent and make it easier for him…less tempting for him.

  • RaysinGyrl

    http://leerburg.com/housebrk.htm

    They either are housebroken, or aren't housebroken. There's no grey area. Start over with the training.
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  • colbydog43

    I have 2 Maltese and they do the same thing, but if you put puppy pads by the back door that helps, and and he can pee on that, then also let them out evey 2 hours, but alot of little dogs are puppy pad trained.
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  • ekleinert

    you do not have to get rid of him- if he pees in the house – immediately put him outside
    also if he does pee i the house take a paper towel and wipe it up then rub the paper towel on the grass ( or wherever you want him to go)
    try puting a bell on the door knob and every time you let him out ring the bell
    soon he will catch on very quickly and will ring the bell himself after awhile
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    I am a vet assistant

  • ellie h

    i have 1 yr old boy shih tzu myself. he used to pee on my carpet..lifting leg and to his lala land. later, i got him neutered. then i kept him only inside a kitchen (i know but it was tiled..) then i left a training pad and potty pan (plastic, square shaped) in the same corner everyday. he peed on a pad once and later he knew it was the spot by the 'smell'. he made me very proud for awhile to pee on pads. just sometimes he goes on a tile and chews on the pad while home alone for long hours. i can't help b/c i work. he loves to do no2 on carpet the most so i left the pad at his favorite (private) corner of the living room. he sometimes poo on the pad there which makes me feel happier.

    i shampoo my carpet once a week…. thanks to him, i realize carpet gets cleaner than w/o a dog LOL

    i love my dog.
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  • clcalifornia

    I used to Breed Shih Tzu's
    The nutering should help.
    Also absorb the urine in a leaf from outside, then take it outside in the dirt. Take the dog out and have him smell it to remind him that is where he is suppose to go. When you clean the spot be sure you use a cleaner that gets rid of the dog urine. Likewise if he poops take it outside and put it in a dirt area. Take the dog there to smell it and say good dog.

    Shitz tuzs can react to tension in the family and be like little kids and pee. He might feel in compitition with the baby. In time things will settle.

    Take him out to pee more often and give him a treat and lots of praise when he is sucessful. These dogs love to be praised

    Put down some newspaper or some of those pee pads where he tends to pee, then bring it outside after peeing and show him and explain to him that this belonge outside.

    He just needs to adjust to a new home. He needs lots of love and praise.
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  • JEANNE C

    Shih Tzu's react to different changes in the house and stress and tension and other disturbances in the house. You say you just got the dog. He may not be used to a baby. Not that that is a bad thing, he just may be reacting to something new to him. There are a number of things you can do to help. The first thing is to get rid of the urine smell or his "scent" that he has established in your house. You may not smell it, but he does. Buy some Nature's Miracle. You can get it at most pet stores. It is an enzyme that destroys the urine. Anyway, use/apply it everywhere has peed. Use it a number of times. Rugs are the hardest to get it out, but it will with a number of applications. I used it with my carpet cleaner and it worked real well. Spray or use the carpet cleaner to apply it on your rug…let it sit to go through the rug and the padding (that is important to get it completely gone) then vacuum/soak it up. You may have to do this a number of times, don't give up, it will work. Clean your floors and/or furniture with the Nature's Miracle. While at the pet store, look for a belly band. They wrap around the dog and cover his little "winkie". You use a disposable pad inside to absorb the urine, if he goes. I used generic Depends cut in half. It will protect your floors/carpet and furniture IF he goes in the house. I got one for my male, he didn't like it. He was fixed when I got him. He had it one 1 day, and because he was already house broken, he never lifted his leg again in the house. The belly band I guess reminded him, and also showed him I was the boss. Very important, they have to know you are in charge. Shih Tzu's can be very stubburn.
    I also found possitive reinforcement helped a great deal. You say he knows he shouldn't do it. If/when he does it again, or tries to do it again. Let him know you are not happy with what he did. Do not be angry at the dog, just what he did. Moan and groan as you wipe it up and throw it away. Or if his belly band is wet be upset when you take the pad out to throw away. On the same token, when he goes outside, where he should, be happy and excited and reward him for his good behavior..Make a big happy fuss over him, letting him know you are happy at what he did..Giving him a treat helps reinforce this good behavior. Have patience and give him a chance. I know a dog is different from a baby, but, you wouldn't get rid of your baby if he/she had an accident would you?? You are/ or will be potty training your baby. And you will be happy when he/she uses the potty..try to think of it that way. I am not comparing your baby to a dog..but it is the same type of thing. Shih Tsu's are very loving dogs, and all they really want is good attention and to make their "humans" happy and please them. Show your dog how pleased you are when he goes outside…and he will quckly learn what makes you happy. And getting all the urine out of everything will remove his scent and make it easier for him…less tempting for him.
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    Proud owner of 2 loving house trained by possitive reinforcement Shih-Tzu's

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