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I've had Cooper for 8 months now and he still marks indoors. He's "accident free" for 3 weeks or so and then he pees on something. It could be anywhere....kitchen garbage can, side of fridge, the rug, or a person's bed (not mine:) ). He's walked 3X/day and is getting better at going to the bathroom in the backyard on his own. His still prefers to do "his business" on walks. I watch for his cues and let him out frequently. He's never left alone in a room when people are home. When nobody is home, he isn't crated and never has an accident.

At a recent vet visit, he tested positive for lyme disease. He's on Frontline Plus. His kidney panel and thyroid test were normal.

The vet suggested a belly band for indoors. Has anyone used this and what was your experience? He's wearing a pheremone collar now but it's hard to tell if it helps him.

Thanks for your help,
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He is neutered but it wasn't until he was 3 years old. He's a rescue with an uncertain past. He was rescued from an OH shelter and brought here last Jan. When I adopted him in May, I was his fourth adopter. I have no idea what OH was like for him. There are some anxiety issues but he's improving.

He lives with a 12 year old Basset Hound who is spayed. Just recently, he began following her outside and peeing. He seems to be copying her which is great. His accident are unpredictable. He can go 3-4 weeks without any and then it happens again. When the accident does happen, he licks it up. He knows he's doing wrong and he's trying to hide it. I clean the surfaces with Nature's Miracle.

The bellyband suggestion is questionable. I think he'll end up peeing on himself instead of it being a deterrant and then, I'll just have a dog to bathe.
I'll keep using pheremone collar and watch his cues more closely, especially when he seems to be doing well.

Thanks for the article. It looks like it has a lot of info that may help our problem.

Thanks your help.
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It does sound like some kind of anxiety. It took years for my Molly to stop having random accidents and they were always weird, like she would go pee on a dog bed or in the hallway, but then look ashamed afterward. Its really hard when you don't know anything about their past, especially when they have lived in multiple locations. I agree about the belly band, I think I would only use that if I had a dog with bladder control problems.
 
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