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Dear Alecia,

We have recently adopted a 2-year-old Pomeranian. We are having a small problem with him peeing in the house. We take him out often and only crate him during the day while my wife and I are at work. He has no problem pooping in the yard on a leash but will not pee. We don’t have a fenced in yard where he can run free. I not sure how to get him to stop going in the house. Yesterday we took him out right before bed and he didn’t pee but did within 5 minutes of entering the house. Please send some advice! We want to stop this quickly. — Seth

Dear Seth,

Here is what I would suggest. When you bring your pom back in the house, put him right back in the crate. Wait about 45 minutes and then take him back out again. If he pees outside, he gets treats and praise and he has some free time in the house; if he does not, he goes back into the crate. This will be repeated until he pees outside. This is not to be mean to him, simply to manage his space and where he goes to the bathroom. In training consistency is always key, so we are just making sure his potty training is consistent in a way he understands.

Paws Up! Alecia

Alecia Evans is the inventor of The Walk In Sync™ Humane Dog Walking and Training System with her exclusive 5 Minute Manners Makeovers using the Walk In Sync™ Harness and Accu-Grip Leash, along with her Walk In Sync™ 3 Easy Steps to teach any human/dog duos to Walk In Sync in just minutes.

The former host of the award-winning GrassRoots Aspen TV Series, The Whole Animal-An Alternative Approach to Animal Care, Alecia takes a natural approach to dog training and health care. Her work has been featured on Fox and Friends, The Sandra Glosser Show, NY 1, and in Aspen Magazine,, The New York Daily News and Woof Report.

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