When do you know if it is an accident or an emotional expression?
September 11, 2012 4:44 PM Subscribe
My dog peed in the house today. Do I need to start over with him?
posted by onhazier to pets & animals (16 answers total)
Ian, my 3 year old male Bernese Mountain Dog peed in the house today while we were gone. We've had him almost 2 years now. He's neutered, house trained and familiar with our routine. He was in the house from 8am until about 3:30 pm.
This is the first day in his life that he's been without another dog. Could that have caused him to do this? We had to put our other Berner to sleep over the weekend. Prior to that, I'd spent a week working from home to tend to Ian as he recovered from a massive GI infection and near heart attack over Labor Day weekend. I absolutely had to be at the office all day today.
Ian's been under close observation with the vet since his illness and will get one more follow up visit on Friday. I really don't think this accident was due to his illness or his meds. He was weaned off the last meds today and was not on any steroids.
Am I over thinking this? Sorry, it has been a bit of a stressful two weeks in the dog department.