No one likes to clean up a big mess of pee after their dog. Unfortunately it can happen even if your dog has had previous housetraining. If your Border Collie starts to urinate too often, try to figure out why before you do anything.
Also don’t take away the water thinking it’s because the puppy is drinking too much. If it’s something like a Urinary Tract Infection, you will simply dehydrate your dog by taking away his water bowl. Always leave a bowl of fresh water for your dog to drink out of.
Puppies at a young age do not have nearly as much capacity to hold their pee as the adult dogs do. So expect them to pee fairly frequently while they are young before they can hold their need to go.
This is also the reason why some owners struggle with housetraining their Border Collies. They assume that because older dogs only need to go out two to three times per day, their young puppies will able to hold just as long before needing to go outside. So when the owner waits too long to walk their puppy, they puppy simply pees indoors.
Male dogs are known for marking their territory by peeing on whatever they think is theirs. This lets other dogs know that the spot is taken.
If your male Border Collie is not neutered then the urination problem could be caused simply because he is trying to mark his territory. The easiest way around this problem is to neuter your Border Collie.
If you don’t want to or can’t do that then you will have to be more consistent with housetraining your dog to not pee in the house and only mark his territory outdoors.
If the dog has a need to go every 60-90 minutes then it’s probably a UTI. Take your Border Collie to the vet for a check up to take a sample to confirm. If it is then the dog will be prescribed some antibiotics to help fight the infection.
Urinary tract infections can happen both in males and females, but it is more common to occur in females. It happens due to some bacteria making its way up the urinary tract and causing infection. If the dog’s urine has a strong smell to it and is cloudy then there is a good chance that your dog has an infection.
Although I already previously said that leaving fresh water out for your Border Collie is very important, it’s even more important if your dog has UTI. Drinking water will help get rid of the infection quicker and your pup will be able to get to his healthy self much faster.
If you want to learn how to cure even some of the worst Border Collie behavior problems and the exact things you need for a happy, healthy and obedient dog, check out the Border Collie Owners Guide.