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  1. #1
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    Default Dog diapers/ belly bands

    You may have seen my recent thread on the old Beagle who showed up. http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=334459

    He clearly knows what a house is and wants to be inside. He has had 3 pee accidents in my house in two days and one pee accident at the pet store.

    Several people have mentioned that malnourished dogs may be more prone to having accidents as their systems get back to normal. So, that could be the case.

    I also don't know this dog's history... he may think he's marking territory (he is neutered)... he may just not care. All of the times he didn't seem upset or embarrassed... he just basically peed and walked away. One time I had just taken him outside 10 or 15 minutes ago!

    My kid's sitter has volunteered to take the dog during the day, but obviously, I can't send him over there and have him urinating on their floor/furniture! I was thinking that maybe a diaper or belly band type thing might work to remind him that he needs to go OUTSIDE.

    Has anybody used them? What types work or don't work? Any suggestions for their use?
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    I know plenty of people who use them - something about multiple entire male dogs, bitches, and the whole posturing thing. There are some really cute bands sold at dog shows, but all they are, really, are strips of fabric with Velcro ends.

    Keeping my opinions about the above to myself, the people I know are in love with belly bands. You just stick in a menstrual pad, wrap the band around the belly so the business end of things are covered, and there you have it. Many dogs don't even bother to hike their legs when banded.
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    Our male was a rescue who came to us 5 days after being neutered as a foster pup. He will mark territory in certain places. He doesn't usually wear his "pants" in our house, but he will if he goes visiting (staying with friends of mine while we are out of town, my mom's house, etc). He has two bands: one denim and one plaid, which we call his "golf pants".
    They work well if they fit well. They do need to be a bit snug so if they are rolling around or wrestling, they don't slide off.
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    he may not be housebroken and just needs a few days of "puppy 101" remedial training. Even if he was housebroken somewhere else, many dogs don't "generalize" the concept from house to house. And really, who cares why they pee in the wrong place- marking, full bladder- doesn't matter, it's all a lack of housebreaking.

    Belly bands are for sick dogs only, IMHO.



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    Later in my dog's life he lost his ability to 'hold it'. He had Cushings, so par the course unfortunately.

    On days where I could not walk him every other hour (yes it was that often) he would wear a belly band. He HATED it, but he wore it.

    Keep in mind a few things;
    1. urine can burn the skin
    2. dogs actually pee more than a women's super plus size pad could hold, he needed 2 men's large size depends pads.
    3. they do leak
    4. the dogs can get them off if they want to.


    I would get a crate and start from housebreaking 101 with this dog, and I would also watch him for drinking and when he does, you take him out and 'go pee pee'. and you cant go inside until he is done.



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    Thanks everybody, he did really well today, so maybe/ hopefully he just had some freak accidents!
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    My old rescue Standard Poodle had surgery for uroliths and leaked for a few weeks after that. We used Depends with a hole cut out for the tail. Worked great, and since it was intended for human males, did a great job of absorbing any urine and keeping him dry.



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    I used belly bands with my elderly dog who developed incontinence. They worked really well, but I always had several so that he was never wearing a wet one for long and had a clean dry one to change into. Agree with the others that it may be a housebreaking issue, I would treat the new dog like a brand new puppy (tethered to you) until he gets the hang of it, and if he seems to have no control, definitely have him checked by the vet, he might have kidney issues.



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    Default Another Beagle Peeing in the House!!

    Quote Originally Posted by M.K.Smith View Post
    You may have seen my recent thread on the old Beagle who showed up. http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=334459

    He clearly knows what a house is and wants to be inside. He has had 3 pee accidents in my house in two days and one pee accident at the pet store.

    Several people have mentioned that malnourished dogs may be more prone to having accidents as their systems get back to normal. So, that could be the case.

    I also don't know this dog's history... he may think he's marking territory (he is neutered)... he may just not care. All of the times he didn't seem upset or embarrassed... he just basically peed and walked away. One time I had just taken him outside 10 or 15 minutes ago!

    My kid's sitter has volunteered to take the dog during the day, but obviously, I can't send him over there and have him urinating on their floor/furniture! I was thinking that maybe a diaper or belly band type thing might work to remind him that he needs to go OUTSIDE.

    Has anybody used them? What types work or don't work? Any suggestions for their use?
    See my thread on this forum about my rescue Beagle, Sherman...some of what you wrote is my story too!
    Someone suggested there as well about the Belly Bands. I will try it....I am at my wits end with this dog!



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    Not sure what a belly band is, but I have used human diapers with my elderly akita in her last days when she would leak in her sleep at night.

    I just cut a hole in the diaper for her tail, and every night like clockwork would put it on her.

    It saved us both...she lived for another 6 months, and my house was not urine soaked.
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    I use the bands on my male Yorkie and they work well. I have three o them in denim and line with panty liners. If he leaks a little too much, we change to another pair of pants and handwash the soiled pair.

    He does manage to rub out of them from time to time.
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    Belly bands can be a life saver when trying to teach an intact male not to "mark." I don't think they are much help in actually TEACHING a dog to be housebroken, but they sure are helpful when they have an accident.

    Those of us who breed also use them when we have a bitch who "might" be coming into heat. No accidental breeding that way!
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