I have a 4 year old male pug, who is fully house trained, but in the last 3 weeks has started weeing inside constantly. I have limited the area he is able to roam around in, however if i turn my back for 1 minute he will wee on the couch or the bed, or anywhere else he can find. How do I stop this behaviour?
ANSWER: Problem Pug
This is a sign of the dog perceiving itself as the 'pack leader' in your house. It is dominance, and him saying this is his house and he can do as he pleases - marking of his territory. This requires behavioural modification training - and help of a reputable trainer would be recommended. Limit his freedom to roam, no more carrying, interaction only on your terms, own sleeping quarters, off anything high, and being very aware of attention seeking and being able to ignore it. Only bring him in after he has toileted and take him out on leash at regular intervals. This will take a lot of effort and some time to reverse.