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How do I get my dog to stop going potty in the house?

My dog is a 12 yr. old female yorkie and she has had three accidents within the past month. She knows very well NOT to go potty in the house, but she has been (three times).
My mom says that the dog is just being disrespectful for some reason.
Regardless, how do I get my dog to stop going potty in the house.
I have been spanking and scolding her and giving her time outs in her cage, but it feels like it is just routine because it is not working.
I need advice. (And please don't suggest doggie diapers. We do not want to do that, please.)
Thanks.

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maybe she has a bladder infection @ her age,take he to the vet,and dont put her nose in it that is cruel

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its humane
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Haha, my mom does the nose in it thing sometimes when she's really pissed at the dog. Is it right? I'm not so sure. 'Depends how stubborn the dog is I suppose.
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Yea, we are taking the dog for her checkup soon. I will bring that up. I had not thought about it maybe being a bladder infection... Thanks! :D
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everytime she does it put her nose in it and tell her NO

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that is discusting! she is already potty trained, thtas not going to work. how would u like to get your face smashed into ur pee/poo while u were getting potty trained.
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Lol.
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she's old... relax it happens

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Oh I know. That's what I told my mom, but my mom has some menopausal anger issues and has been throwing a fit and has been threatening to take the dog to the pound. :( So I am hoping the ask.com message boards would give me some advice on what to do. : /
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you realize that the "pound" will not take a dog that is having bladder issues and is obviously being taken there just because the owner is angry.
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Really? Whew good. :) Haha. That's good to hear. 'Sucky for my mom, but HA! :D Oh well. 'Guess she's stuck with us then! ;D I'm so happy to hear that! :D
Thanks ElizabethGoter! =)
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no problem!
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she could just be getting old. my step dads dog was around that age and she started making accidents. she didn't mean to. she was VERY well trained and NEEVER went potty inside the house. but she got old and started making mistakes everywhere. let your dog out every hour. and time outs don't work! dogs live in the moment, they can't rationalize like humans. when they make a mistake u have to correct them the very second they do. not one min or 2 secs afterwards, otherwise they have no idea why they are in trouble

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She's obviously old and can't help it. I mean duh, if she never did it before, she isn't doing it on purpose. Great dog owners...

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Yea, but my dog has had a past history of going potty in the house out of spite. If my dog doesn't get a LOT of attention she gets annoying and constantly whines. We love her to bits, but she wants constant attention that I can't (nor anybody) always give her for too long. I'll give her tons of attention for like a little over 5 mintues straight, and then like 5 minutes later she'll be whining that she wants more belly rubs, and I tell her that I can't, then she'll whine LOUDER and huff and leaves the room pissed and snubs me for the next half hour. =/ But we still love each other regardless. :) I don't know what it is for sure. It isn't always clear of why she does things, which is why I am asking for advice. But yes, I did factor in the fact that she is old. Of course. But my mom has been menopausing really bad lately and has been threatening to take her to the pound if the dog keeps going potty in the house, which is why I need advice on to keep her from going potty in the house. But thanks for the reply anyways. =/
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I totally agree with Elizabeth.. She's just old. Give her a break. Keep telling her no, and if she doesn't listen to that.. Then she's just getting old.

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exactly the same thing happened to my dog around that age
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Yeah, I seen my friends dog do it.. I wouldn't know with mine, she's only ten months old. But i've seen it happen.. All dogs make mistakes.. My dog knows better, but she still has accidents. No dog is perfect. Same as human.
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exactly.. your officially followed
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So true SteelersGirl2012. :) Tell my mom that. Lol. But I am just looking for techniques on how to get my dog to stop going potty in the house so my mom doesn't take her to the pound. =/ I'm not always home 24/7 and my mom is pretty menopausal enough to go through with it, unfortunetly. >=/
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kennel train her, or ask if she can stay at a friends house when ur not home
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bentheredunthat

She's not being disrespectful - she's just aging. Incontinence is a common problem for older dogs. Either take her outside, often, or set up a spot for her to wee inside the house, esp. at night - if she just cannot hold it anymore. It's not her fault.

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I agree bentheredunthat. I just got to convince my mom that. I have been trying, but my mom is (speaking lightly) being a freaking menopausal pain that will really actually take the dog to the pound, specifically behind our backs because she knows that there is no way in heck that we would allow her to do that if we were home. >=/
I have strongly told my mom that it is just old age, but my mom is so freakin' paranoid/menopausal that I just HAVE to somehow get my dog to stop going potty in the house. But yes, I will strongly consider taking her potty every hour or so if that's what it takes, but when nobody but my mom is home, my mom doesn't want to be bothered with the dog and who knows what will happen while we are all away. =/ Oy. What am I to do?..... -______-+
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Oh wow, how hurtful, for the dog & you. You may want to kindly, humorously ask your mom if she wants to be put in a home when she's old & incontinent?! It will probably happen to most of us eventually. But seriously, if you have a friend, or know a lonely senior or neighbor, who can take care of your dog while you're at work (a good, patient dog sitter) this might be an option to keep everyone sane. I'm not fond of pet smells in a home either, but with a little planning & maintenence these problems can be minimized. If she can't work with you on this, I hope you can find someone to care for your pup during the day. :0)
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LOL! XD Oh yes. : / But unfortunetly, I don't live that close to my other relatives (I'M at LEAST 40 mins. away from them) and all of my neighbors go to work are often not home until around dinner time. : / And I'll bet she'd like the idea too, but we don't have that option, unfortunetly. : / Lol
Well actually, her potty (I guess because she's small) doesn't stink, it's just there on the floor is all. : /
Thank you bentheredunthat! :D That was very good advice! :D Thank you for posting! :D
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take them outside for a walk and stop every once in a while near your yard

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Wow! Would you spank your grandma if she had an accident? No, right? Than DON'T SPANK YOUR DOG! First off get her to the vet she could have a urinary tract infection or some other health issue. She knows she isn't suppose to and wouldn't do it if she could help it. All you are doing is making your dog a nervous wreck, which will make the situation worse.

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Haha. gatorblu, when you have a not-too-swift dog, it's hard to tell why she is doing it. Especially since she has had a history of doing spiteful potties once in a while. =/ But yes, we are actually taking her to the vet anyways for a checkup. =)
Like I was saying in one of the previous posts, I wasn't thinking of a bladder infecion as a possibility. 'Very interesting... 'Good to know. =/
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I had a dog who was on medication when she was young that caused her to have accidents when she was older. She usually had them in her sleep. I just made adjustments. I would use waterproof pads under an old blanket and pick it up and wash it and put a fresh one blanket and pad down.
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Oh, no. We don't put our dog on medication. =/
'Interesting.... =/
That's good to know, gatorblu. Thanks.
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If she's been doing her thing outside all these years, then the sudden change means something! Muscles don't work as well as we all age, and 12 years is geriatric in dog years. Please don't continue to punish her. Looks like she's unable to control it. See a vet and/or bring her a little doggie potty inside (like a cat's) and teach her to do it there. Vet might have some meds for her. Like humans use vesicare. Something.

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