Susan asked:

I have grown up with poodles. About two years ago, we adopted a new male poodle after ours passed away from cancer. He is a sweet baby, but we are still having a problem with him peeing on everything. At first we thought, he was marking his territory, but he’s the only animal in the house & has been since we got him. He has enough allergies & asthma (breathing problems) that the vet is afraid he will die if he is given anesthesia to be neutered, so I am looking for other ideas.
I have had 2 different vets say they don’t feel comfortable performing the neuter surgery on him.

Also, we take him out after he eats & he goes to the bathroom, but at random times, we’ll notice he’s left the room & then we find it in another room. (He also does it while we’re asleep at night, even though he gets to go out to the yard just before bed & first thing in the morning.)

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16 Responses to “How can I stop my male poodle from peeing on the floor & furniture?”

  1. corkykayorcas Says:

    wow, well the reason why he is peeing is because he is not nuetered.

  2. DSM Says:

    just wrote to get 2 more points

  3. smurf Says:

    don’t give the dog the chance to pee on the floor & furniture..restatr potty training.

    When it comes to housebreaking, I recommend crate training the pup and for potty training… get the pup a body harness and 5-6 foot leash. Tie end of leash to your belt whenever the dog is indoors and not in a crate. Watch dog so you’ll see when it starts to signal/circle/scratch that it needs to go. Immediately walk dog outside, give command word, lots of praise, and treat immediately when completed (keep them in your pocket for quick access)

  4. crazyforboxers Says:

    I would get a second or even a thrid oppinion on the neuter.

  5. laura p Says:

    during this cold time of year all dogs deserve to be inside.especially yours.he sounds like a great dog.i have a dog too and he pees in the house.my advice is to put out newspapers in one room(with a floor not carpet).hell get used to it. if you cant find any ideas go talk to the vet.

    good luck!!!i wish you the best

    say hi to your dog for me

  6. may may Says:

    Potty pads, a pee stick and be consitent on taking it out.

  7. byderule Says:

    play football with it and do some housetraining on your dog ,the fault is yours

  8. sunshine090892 Says:

    Either give him to me:-p or after you feed or give him something to drink. Set him outside.

  9. matt789 Says:

    take him out side when he pees

  10. Dane Lover Says:

    I would get a second opinion on the neuter. Dogs with asthma and allergies are safely neutered every day.

    Even though he is the only dog in the house he will mark territiory because he is an intact male. It may become such an ingrained habit that he will do it to some extent even after he is neutered.

    He needs to be confined when he can’t be supervised and taken out regularly.

  11. Abby_Normal Says:

    It sounds like you need to start over with his house training.
    Make sure he is taken out right before leaving the house and again as soon as someone comes in. Also, as soon as you get up in the morning and right before going to bed. Crates are great training tools. If you have one, after letting him out before leaving put him in the crate. The first thing you should do when you (or anyone) gets home is let him out.
    You can also try using pee pads, or newspaper. Put them in an easy spot for him and after about a week or so, move the pad a couple feet closer to the door. After it is next to the door, move it outside.
    If he does go in the house, ignore him and do not clean it up in front of him. When he does go outside be sure to give him a lot of praise.
    Good luck!!

  12. kagessi Says:

    put a newspaper on the peeing, and then choose a place a put the newspaper……… he will pee in the newspaper…..

  13. alexandra l Says:

    petsmart sells little diapers he can wear in the house for dogs that like to mark their territory

  14. lindsy1 Says:

    I think that maybe he is just marking his territory because he can still smell your other dog. You should wash everything in your house. Even wash down that walls at his height because your other dog could have rubbed on them. Maybe even buy your dog his own new toys. Throw out any other toys that belonged to other dogs. If this doesn’t work maybe you should try rubbing his face in his uran because he may finally learn that it is not okay to do that. Well good luck!

  15. Bekah Says:

    well even if he is the only pet he will still want to mark his territory… and since he is adult now and all…it will be difficult to break even if you “fixed” him!!! i suggest you keep him on a leash all the time …and any time you see him about to “mark” tug the leash and tell him firmly NO! and then take him right outside even if he dose not pee every time you are showing him that peeing inside is not allowed at all and it is to be done outside…also a doggie door can help too (so when you seem to have it more under control and feel you can let him off leash) he has access to the outside anytime…it is tuff to correct b/c it is a natural male thing!! most dogs that are fixed as young as possible do it less or not at all;)

  16. Billie Says:

    I was interested in reading this because I have a 12 year old miniature male poodle. He has p’d all over the house since he was a young pup. We did all of the suggested methods but none ever worked. We had him fixed & he still does it just as much. I’ve always had male dogs & never had any trouble at all when house-training them but this one isn’t like a normal dog. He’s “special” because he’s a “poodle”. I love him to death but we really are tired of his bad habit.

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