Post # 1
i need some advice, my min pin is now 1 1/2 male/fixed
he constantly is trying to run away/chase cars in search of something, what im not sure. So hes constantly on a leash. in the house if he dosent get 100% attention he will pee in a corner, or poop in the back end of the hall. i now use baby gates to keep him in closer quaters with me upstairs or downstairs. i have another min/pin jack female who is brilliant now 2, stays off leash listens not a complaint meanwhile the other one is the opposite.
its to the point where i can’t have people over and not keep him on a leash with me or in a room he will just bark anyway bc if hes free he will go poop and its so embarrassing so im on edge about having him free at all.
i need some advice, tips, what worked for you, i have had him since 10wks and trained my other dog just fine sure it took a bit but not almost 2years! its like he has attitude and hes in charge how he got that maybe im to blame! but i need help
Post # 3
I had a min pin growing up, and she was awesome. 🙂
I can’t relate to your situation – I’ve never had a dog act like that. Is he healthy?
Post # 4
@Beluga: yes hes seen a vet regularly for usualy shots and vacc. and never told any but healthy pup
Post # 5
I have a minpin! She’s a total diva, but she’s the love of my life!
I don’t have the problems you’re having, but I can relate to what you said about the ‘attitude’…it’s their way, or no way. They’re called the ‘King of the Toys’ (as in small dogs) for a reason…they are total divas!
I would just keep at it. Make sure he know’s YOU are in charge. I’m sorry I can’t be of much help :/
Post # 6
I have a 3 year old male min pin. He is my life- I will say he was a LOT more hyper when he was younger and he totally chilled as he got older. We did work really really hard at leash training and socializing him. What kind of leash do you use? We do not use one of those retractable leashes. Our friends who use one on their male have a lot of issues. When we babysat for that min pin, we used a normal short leash and a few gentle tugs, made him walk next to us (NEVER In FRONT) even if you have to keep the leash short, and eventually the guy we were babysitting even improved. They are very very smart and can learn, you just have to be super firm and assertive.
Post # 7
We had a minpin for about a year when I was in high school. We were the third owner in nine months for him, since he was a problem dog that no one could handle. We had to have him put down because of his behavior problems, unfortunately. I still feel bad for poor Jojo.
Post # 8
@DVsMom: ill try that yes i use retractable leashes so ill try to firm up in that way by switching thank you!