Tuxie's Mom has a problem

by Carol
(Savannah, GA)

My 3-year old healthy schnauzer has a 15'x8' outdoor grassy area in which to do his business, but for the past 4 months he doesn't want to urinate...even when he first gets up in the morning or after eating.
I keep his grassy area free of poop. I know he can smell the urine where he went previously. Everything else is normal..vet has checked dog and urine/stool sample. He's not doing it in the house either and I've been watching him when he's outside to try and catch him tinkling and then praise and give him a treat, but I just cannot catch this dog doing his business.
It couldn't be healthy for him. What to do?
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Mar 09, 2012
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Go walkies and he will urinate...
by: Michele

The lady .. Anonymous.. is 100% right .. Schnauzers need to socialise and also meet other dogs...nice ones of course.. I guarantee he will wee wee... the more different places and trees he smells the more he will want to mark his spot... my Rebel also wee wee's at every opportunity when we go a walk, he has to tell the next dog that this was where he was.. If this fails and Tuxie still does not urinate, then it'll be a trip to your vet... Let's know if he does wee wee.. but to do this you must take him a walk to your park...In your garden there are no different smells only his, so this is probably why he will not go..

Mar 09, 2012
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walkies needed!
by: Anonymous

Hi, poor Tuxie. I expectt he won't pee because he is stuck in the garden.
For male schnuazers, peeing is also leaving their scent and covering other scents. If you take him out to the park or on the streets, he will find loads of new smells and I'm sure he will pee like mad.
My male mini schnuazer can do over 40 pees on a single walk!!
If you take him to new places and he is still not peeing, then you probably do have a problem
Another good point is that walking is good for humans as well as schnauzers.

Mar 06, 2012
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Not urinating
by: Michele

Take him for a walk and let him smell different trees.. I am sure that his will do the trick.. he is probably fed up of being in the same enclosed space... he may have a small blockage in his kidney, or his penis.. a stone, as schnauzers are sometimes prone to this, .. this could cause him not to urinate.. even though he is healthy..check this out with your vet.. but take him a walk to a different place first and see if he urinates.. but I am sure he will outside his enclosed area..

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