I've learned something, never heard about this problem before.
I think I may try the DAP, and possibly in addition to a medication once I have a chance to talk to the vet. She's had two urinalysis done, both show no signs of UTI. She must know I'm talkin' about her, it's been especially frustrating today. I know I'm not to react to the urination, but I'm sure she can sense my frustration. My outside remains calm and supportive but my insides are fed up.
I know it seems I have a lot of negative feelings towards her, but I really do enjoy her. She is a good dog, she fits in well here, we just really need to get this under control. I don't even care if it never stops completely, just so long as we can get it to a tolerable level....so that it's not so OFTEN, over EVERYTHING. Y'know?
I know it can be frustrating. Give yourself a break, after all. When you are trying and trying and then she pees again it has to be so agravating even though she can't help it. You can't help how you feel either after all you are only human. That doesn't mean I think you should give up, but just saying your frustration is understandable. I don't think you sound negative, maybe at your wits end though. I have been like that with Benny the marker. I swear he has this thing for peeing on beds and pillows. I love him dearly and am not sorry I took him in, but a couple of times when I have gotten home tired at night and he has managed to get out of his belly band or someone has managed to forget to put it on him and he has peed on my pillow on my bed, not on one side but on both sides. OMG I could sure lose it if he didn't look at me with that sweet innocent face like he is saying "do we have a problem, I was just making sure everyone knew that spot was mine." Any way, good luck finding a solution. I for one would get me some cute girlie doggie diapers and work out the solution from there.
You might want to use a DAP collar, instead of the plug-ins. I used one on a foster who liked to mark everything in sight and it helped him to get over that. Good luck!
Mom to pugs Frank and Romano and waiting at the Bridge my beautiful Golden, Meg, my heart pug Arthur (Bubbie), Miranda,Winston and forever fosters Groucho and Cornelius.
I appreciate that you all are supportive, and understanding.....and nonjudgemental that I am frustrated by her. My vet used to carry the diffuser, but I'm unsure about the collars. I like that idea, as it would be on her all the time and not concentrated in one area like the diffuser would be..... I'll have to do some looking and see if I can get the collars locally, if not I'll order them this week.
Some puppies do this and outgrow it. Doesn't look like your girl is.......
I had one...a border terrier! When I came home, I'd come in quietly....open her crate....and say nothing or don't reach for her until she's outside!
This might sound weird.....but some have taken their dogs to a dog psychic???
We had a doberman when I was growing up, she had the same problem. Peed everytime someone new came into the home. What a great protector. But she did grow out of it for the most part. How old is Ugg? I feel for you and understand how you feel. I have a marker here who marks only when left alone. He has to wear a belly band, our blinds must be closed so he can't see outside, and nice lite music playing to muffle any sudden sounds. I like the sound of a DAP collar. Best of luck to you and poor Ugg.
Try this while you try to stop the behavior. PeeKeeper Dog Diapers -- escape-proof for male and female dogs. Friends with pugs who are incontinent swear by these. I would consider meds for the bladder. It may be spay incontinence. It happens all the time in large breeds. Maybe it happens in toy breeds too. It couldn't hurt...
Marci - pugmom to Lola, Bella, Hank & BIG brother Odin the English Mastiff.
Yep we use the peekeepers because Benny is a marker and might always be a marker. They work great because he can't rub them off like he did the belly bands. They are a little more pricey than the belly bands, but they actually work. I highly recommend them.