Rolan Tripp, DVM
Causes of Canine Housesoiling
Lack of proper training
Is the most common cause.
covered in detail in this program.
Letting a new puppy/dog have
freedom to roam the house before
Spanking the puppy creating
confusion, anxiety and distrust
Rubbing the dogs nose in it
Not providing a specific toilet area
Giving food/water too late in the day
Confining longer than they can hold it
If pup is kept confined too long,
they are forced by nature to soil
their immediate environment
This goes against their instinct to
avoid soiling their nesting area.
The basic problem is simply that
they cant hold it any longer.
Puppies can hold it for
approximately 1 hour longer
than their age in months.
typical 3 month old pup can hold
it 4 hours, a 4 mo old pup can
learn to hold it 5 hrs, etc.