Dog sitting…. I wanna scream!

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@graygodess20:  Is he neutered? Does his pee have a weird smell?

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

He needs a schedule. Outside (walk or no walk) every 15-20 minutes. Praise him enthusiastically with treats every single time he urinates outside.

If he is urinating this frequently that says to me that this is a health and/or stress issue. Could be a urinary tract infection.

Dog humping isn’t a big deal. If a dog wants to hump something, they will. A little gross, but unless you want to start punishing him for it, there really isn’t a way to stop it and he’ll just go hump something else.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@graygodess20:  Hmm, then I am guessing that he is just learning his place and trying to find out where he lands in the new house order. If you have the means of funding it then I would take him to the vet. Other than that I would begin basic training. Sometimes dogs that move around need to be reminded that their are rules and that their care givers are in charge. Positive reinforcement is a must! 

Best of luck and I am SO SORRY that you are so stressed with that silly boy! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

He is marking.  Get a belly band on him ASAP.  I’d also get him checked out at the vet to ensure there are no underlying health issues. 

This poor dog is lacking structure and a true pack leader. I hope you can step up and help give this dog a routine, structure, support, rules, discipline, love, and leadership that he desperately needs.

 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

The humping could also be a dominance thing since your dog is new and he needs to figure out his position in the new pack.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@graygodess20:  how big is he? Only because you might want to try wee-wee bands or belly band. My oldest dog is incontinent and has to wear them. Its really not that expensive (when you are talking about using rolls of paper towels and having pee all over the house). 

 

My little guy wearing his belly band

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

what about crate training? it might help with the accidents! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@graygodess20:  yeah a belly band will definitely help! The best pads to put in the bands are ones for actual women – the incontinent womans pads. They are MUCH cheaper and hold way more than the pads at the pet store. And just for future reference you can buy super cheap belly bands custom sized for the dog. Obviously right now you just need whatever you can get ASAP but if you do end up having him long term, it just something to keep in mind. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Oh, and start with crate training, too.  He needs a place that is his “own” and can be considered “safe.”  You can start off feeding him in the crate. Leave it open an accessible to him.  At night you can have the crate next to you bed.  Treat and then into the crate. The crate should be a happy place.  Give him a blanket in the crate that is his….like a safety blanket.

 

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

It sounds like the dog is stressed out and marking his territory… Does he get along with your other dogs? He is trying to assert his dominance…. Try containing him to one area of the house like the kitchen for a couple days… I am sure it will calm down 

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