OK well night two is over! We made a few mistakes as new parents and have learned from them. Last night after a puppy-nap, we were just about to take jules outside for her pee, when our neighbor noticed her, and asked to see that cutie (like you said, it's gonna happen a lot!). So we let them pet her for a minute or two, and then left to go do her business. We made the mistake of putting her down for two seconds in her play pen, in order to gather the leash and sweater, and she decided that it was pee time (she'd had enough of our dilly dallying!). No biggie, our fault not hers. So I immediately took her outside to see if she wanted to pee some more. Nicole took care of wiping up the mess, as it leaked through the blanket a bit onto our hard wood floors. I come back in with the puppy, and put her in her play pen. Jules sniffs the perimeter and pee's almost immediately! What the heck!
Again, same routine, out to the yard "you pee outside! Yes good girl pees outside" (biting my tongue as I say it!). Jules squats (probably just to fake me out), all done, no play time, and we go inside. By this time Nicole has cleaned the floor again (bless her soul) and puppy goes in the pen, this time we sat in there with her. Put Jules down, does a perimeter sniff, and pees again!
Again, same routine (see above haha) and back inside, pees AGAIN!!\
Ok we must be doing something wrong here, we'vve only had her for 2 days, but we knew this was way outta character for her. Did a quick google search (Always a help), and found out what our mistake was! Nicole was using Lysol to clean the floors, and lysol is ammonium based cleaner. I'm sure most of you proud veteran parents are laughing at us by this time in the post but we had no idea. Then it hit us like a ton of bricks! It's like we've been marking her very own house with another urine scent! How terrible that must have been for her, every time she returns to her play area, it's marked again!
Big slap to both our forheads, but a good learning experience. Got a good 50/50 solution of vinegar and water, and scrubbed it down REAALLY good. She came back from going pee outside (poor girl probably had nothing left after all that marking!) and we put her in her crate for bedtime (all these pees took up about an hour or two time.). She was good from this point in thankfully, and we certainly learned OUR lesson.
I'm just glad I didn't get frustrated and give her trouble for it, because it was clearly our fault.
Cheers, hope you enjoyed the follies of parenting
-Derek & Nicole