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Why is my 4-month-old Doberman puppy peeing far too often?

Hello everyone,

I recently got a 4-month-old Doberman puppy and have noticed that he pees far too often. I take him out for potty breaks every couple of hours, but even after he has just gone, he's ready to go again within 30 minutes. He doesn't seem to be drinking an excessive amount of water, so I'm not sure what could be causing this. I've also noticed that sometimes he seems to be struggling to hold his pee in and will go in the house if we don't catch him in time.

Is this something that is normal for puppies his age or could there be something wrong with him? I want to make sure I'm doing everything I can to help him stay healthy and happy. Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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florencio.koelpin

Hello there!

I had a similar experience with my Doberman puppy when I first brought her home. She was peeing very frequently and I found myself cleaning up after her multiple times a day. Like you, I was concerned that something might be wrong with her.

After speaking with my vet, I learned that this is normal behavior for young puppies. At that age, they have small bladders and less control over their bladder muscles. This causes the frequent peeing and accidents indoors.

It's important to keep in mind that it takes time and patience to house-train a puppy. I found that sticking to a strict potty schedule, crate training, and positive reinforcement helped to reduce accidents significantly. Crate training teaches puppies to hold their bladder for longer periods of time, which ultimately helps them develop better bladder control.

Additionally, I had to be very attentive to my puppy's signals telling me when she needs to go potty. This included sniffing around or pacing around restlessly. It's important to take them out immediately when they show these signs so they don't have accidents inside.

With persistence and consistency, your puppy will likely grow out of this behavior. Best of luck to you and your furry friend!

kohler.graham

Hi there!

I own a 5 year old Doberman and had a similar experience with my puppy when he was around that age. Initially, I found myself taking him out every hour to avoid accidents but he would still pee in the house despite regular potty breaks.

After researching the issue online, I discovered that this is a common problem with young puppies and could be a sign that their bladders aren’t fully mature yet. As they age, their bladder capacity will grow, allowing them to hold their pee in for longer periods of time.

I found that training using positive reinforcement and consistent reinforcement of a strict potty schedule helped reduce accidents. Additionally, I tried to limit water intake before bedtime and was extra attentive when he was acting antsy and pacing around, which was a sign he needed to go outside.

I hope this advice helps and things get easier for you and your pup. It does take some time and patience, but it is worth it in the end.

fschmidt

Hey there!

I had a similar issue with my Doberman puppy when she was around the same age. She would pee constantly and seemed to have a hard time holding it in. I took her to the vet to rule out any medical issues, and everything came back normal.

What worked for us was implementing a strict potty schedule and using positive reinforcement to encourage her to hold it in for longer periods of time. We also made sure to limit her water intake before bedtime to prevent accidents during the night.

It took a few weeks of consistency, but eventually, she learned to hold her pee in for longer and started to go on a more regular schedule. Hopefully, this helps you and your furry friend!

fay.elmira

Hi there,

I can definitely relate to your issue with your Doberman puppy as I also had the same experience with my fur baby. When I first got my puppy, she was peeing frequently, and I was concerned that something might be wrong with her. I spoke to my vet about it, and they confirmed that it was not unusual for puppies at that age to pee all the time because their bladder is not yet fully developed.

To deal with the problem, I developed a potty schedule and made sure to take my puppy out every hour. Each time we went outside, I would give her verbal praise and treat her when she peed outside. Positive reinforcement seemed to work well for us, and she's gotten the hang of it now.

I found that another effective way to train her was through crate training. Whenever I could not supervise her or was away, I kept her in her crate, and she eventually learned to hold her bladder for longer periods. Also, being attentive to her body language helped me understand when she needed to go outside, especially when she was sniffing around or pacing.

Overall, it's essential to be patient and consistent with your puppy's training. It could take some time, but soon enough, your Doberman will learn to hold its bladder for longer periods and only pee outside.

robert.ankunding

Hello,

I had a similar experience with my Golden Retriever puppy around the same age as yours. He was constantly drinking water and needing to go out to pee. We were taking him out frequently, but it was becoming a hassle.

After doing some research and consulting with our vet, we realized that we were overfeeding him with high moisture content food. We then started feeding him a denser, high-quality dry puppy food that helped him hold his pee for longer periods of time.

I would suggest looking into the type of food you are feeding your puppy and considering a switch if it has a high moisture content. Also, make sure you are not overfeeding him and providing him with enough physical and mental stimulation.

I hope this helps!

maddison07

Hey there,

I had a similar experience with my Labrador puppy when he was about 4 months old. He was going out multiple times in an hour and we were worried sick that there may be something wrong with his bladder. We’ve paid a visit to our vet and after examining our pup, the vet declared that he doesn’t have any infections or medical conditions. In fact, our puppy was just being a growing puppy; as he is growing, his bladder control wasn't quite there yet.

We then realized that the root cause of the issue was our underestimating his needs as a growing pup. As we were feeding him regularly throughout the day, we didn't take into account that his digestive systems would cause him to need to pee more frequently.

Therefore, we started to take him outside every hour and a half which made a lot of difference. I suggest you to try this and see if it helps. Additionally, make sure he has access to water but not too much at once.

Hope this helps!

xmaggio

Hi there!

I also had a similar experience with my Doberman puppy. He would have accidents inside even if he just went outside, and it was frustrating for both of us. However, it is completely normal for puppies to pee frequently since they have small bladders and less control over it.

What worked for me was setting a schedule for taking him outside and rewarding him with treats when he would go potty outside. This approach helped me avoid accidents with him since he would realize that good behavior resulted in a positive reward. I also used a crate to help train him to hold his pee for longer periods of time.

Another tip that worked for me was taking him outside every time he wakes up from a nap or after some playtime. These moments can trigger the urge to pee, and taking him outside at these moments reduced his accidents inside of the house.

It took a little while, but over time, he learned to control his bladder more and was better able to hold it in for longer periods of time. Remember to be patient and consistent with your training, and in no time, your pup will learn to only go potty outside.

lola.collins

Hi there,

I had a similar experience with my Doberman puppy when she was around the same age. She was constantly wanting to pee and we were taking her out multiple times an hour. It turned out that she had a UTI (urinary tract infection), which is common in puppies. We took her to the vet and got her on antibiotics, which cleared up the issue.

I would definitely recommend taking your puppy to the vet to rule out any medical issues. In the meantime, try to keep an eye on how much water he's drinking and make sure he's going out frequently enough. It's also important to praise and reward him when he goes outside to encourage him to continue doing so.

Good luck!

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