Digital, my brindlewonderkid, has peed in the house a few times over the last week and I'm looking for some ideas on how we can NOT continue this behavior.
Here are a few stats:
14 years old
has never had this sort of problem (other than the occasional marking when he was intact and this is not marking behavior)
he does try to tell us if we're home, but does not give us much warning
has an appointment tomorrow morning for urinalysis (so if it's physiological that will be taken care of tomorrow)
today the dogs went out at 730am and I got home around 3p and there was a puddle in the kitchen. Usually when he goes, it is a copious amount (which makes me think it's not a bladder infection).
Is this sort of thing common with older dogs?
Should I try to re-train using puppy pads?
I could probably re-arrange most days so that I take them out but I just need to know if that's what I need to do. And obviously I couldn't take them out every 2 hours, but could do 4 hours if needed.
Unfortunately the house is not such that a doggy door would work at this time. (But pee is easy enough to clean up on the tile)
thanks. He is actually the oldest dog I've ever owned and I look forward to a few more good years and would like to make them as happy and comfortable as can be for my very good friend.