Ideas4U
Ideas4U
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  • Dallas, TX
Asked on Oct 8, 2017

I have a rescue dog that was 2ish when I got him

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The Human Society said that his family moved and left him. I don’t know his history, but I know he is very smart and sweet. My problem is that I don’t have a yard and I’m a teacher that can’t come home and walk him. Even if I could, he always spots on new things brought into house. Example; boxes, bottom of curtain,couch,bed skirt and rugs. I love this Dog and he has gotten better. I have crated him, give treats when goes outsid, used natural deterant all items mentioned. I am OVER having to clean up urine! I also use Pee Pads by the door which he uses, but still has to mark everything! Help!!!!!

10 answers
  • Nancy Clark Jowers
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Pre pads or newspaper training are problematic yo me. They teach the dog to go in the house. Get a citrus scented room spray like fabreze and spray. Continue crating when you are away. When you are home, try awater pistol or spray bottle and spray when he even looks like he is ready to heist a leg. Then, when he asks to go out or lies quietly without spraying treat and tell him he is a good boy. If he isnt neutered,getting that done might help.
    Remember he is telling everyone that this belongs to him.
    • Ideas4U
      on Oct 9, 2017

      Thank you. That is exactly is what is happening. I just started to learn the steps. He wants to learn them as well! He wants to please me as much as I want him to do well. My father says to make sure that I establish the Alpha role because they need guidance from you. Cats are so much easier, but I do love this little guy!
      Thank you.
  • Diane
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Try and get a neighbor, that you trust to walk him, while at work. And keep repeating to him, that you don't want him doing the spotting, take him over and show him. Give him a time out with his leash near door,for about 15 min.

    • Ideas4U
      on Oct 9, 2017

      I’m a teacher and I use the 5,4,3,.. approach when he barks at the door. It’s amazing how he goes into “treat “ mode and stops barking at everything. I don’t give him a treat every time because he is a small dog. But, I now know when it’s a serious barking. I’m going to try the time out on him because I know he doesn’t want to be punished or go inside. Thank you!
  • Sharon
    on Oct 8, 2017

    What breed is the dog? did you take him to the vet to see if there is a reason for the dog to be unable to hold his urine?
    When selecting a crate, you want the crate no bigger than the dog, so if he has an accident .... he's going to wet himself. When you are not home or in the room, he needs to be crated. When you go to bed, that crate needs to be next to your bed. After he wets himself, he's gonna figure out pretty quick that he doesn't like that and will bark/whine he wants out to go and develop bladder control. Even if its the middle of the night, tell him good dog.
    When you are not home, I would suggest a dog run, with shade, lots of water and some food and a chew toy/bone. Otherwise I would come home at lunch.
    Don't use pee pads or newpaper, your training him to go in the house.
    Take your dog out immediately after eating/drinking for a walk.
    As a former dog trainer, breeder and hander, we trained our dogs to run along side our bikes with a lead. This way you can tire out your dog, so he sleeps well, he's calm and not neurotic- dogs need regular exercise. Take him to the dog park, he will be less likely to mark once he's socialized. Take him for a run before you go to work, and immediately when you come home.
    Get the black light flashlight to be sure to clean all areas where he has marked. Clean with a pet enyzme cleaner. Remove/put away any thing he can mark until he's trained. They make No Mark you can spray on areas he's like to mark in past.
    • Ideas4U
      on Oct 9, 2017

      I do understand about the crate size. I have been told that same thing from trainers to vets. I know you are not talking about a crate so small that they cannot move. Just one big enough that they can stand up and easily turn around. Purpose being that they feel safe and don’t want to do any business.
  • Lori Verni-Fogarsi
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Make sure you've gotten him neutered. You can also get lots of free info at freedogtraininginfo.com and consider getting a copy of "Everything You Need to Know About House Training Puppues and Adult Dogs." (Available on Amazon.) I'm the author and I go into great detail on exactly how to solve this.
  • Jea12505385
    on Oct 8, 2017

    SHARON. GOD! YOU SOUND SO VERY CRUEL. TYPICAL DOG BREEDER. WOULDN'T GET A DOG FROM YOU. CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT THE DOG GOES THROUGH EACH AND EVERY DAY, SEEMINGLY 24 HOURS, IN A CAGE NOT MUCH BIGGER THAN ITSELF. NOT ABLE TO STRETCH OR TURN. ANIMALS HAVE FEELINGS OF FEAR AND PAIN AS WELL AS SO CALLED HUMANS. THE TEACHER SHOULD TRY SO HARD TO FIND THIS POOR DOG A FOREVER H0ME WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSI BLE AND REALLY CARE.
    • Ideas4U
      on Oct 9, 2017

      Thank you. I did find a gentleman while sitting outside Wholefoods and he asked me if he could pet him. I was so impressed that he asked. At that time, I had had my pup a little over 6 months and asked if he would be interested. I told him the whole story and we agreed on visitations every other week. Every thing went great! The man had a job that he could work from home 50% of the time and we lived close together if the transfer wasn’t going well.
      After 3 months, he seemed ready to move in w/ new owner. My mistake was I packed up all his toys, food,etc. Because of my lack of knowledg, you can’t abandon a dog. He barked/ cried for 2 days and I immediately got him back. I am his home, security. Period. I bought a townhome with 2 patios and am saving up for sliding glass doggie doors. Will replace carpet later. We’re happy. But still hate the spotting. It never stops!
  • Landsharkinnc
    on Oct 8, 2017

    use Belly Bands -- they will cover his 'faucet' - marking isn't 'housebreaking' issue -- it's a male dog issue -- even if he's neutered now!
  • Ebbjdl
    on Oct 8, 2017

    The best thing to do is either ask your vetenarian about finding someone to teach him new behaviorers. You have multiple problems, and you not at home all day. Maybe where he came from, they didn't teach him obiedients. Take him to day care for dogs. Your a teacher, so I think you have a good salary to send him for behavior classes. If you were home all day, you could have the time to teach him yourself. If your in an apartment, he might smell another dog, and is marking his territory, to say (this is my space). Try to get him on some schedule from when you get home til bedtime. I've had our cat 10 years, and one day I put my husband's pants to be washed too close to her litter box, she peed on his pants. She had a tent that she played in, one day she peed in it, so I washed it in Lestoil, she didn't smell her scent on it, so we peed on it again go figure. I know you have about had it, but try to get him some help. EJL.
  • Mar7331663
    on Oct 8, 2017

    At pet stores they sell a product like no go. Spray everything with it till he is trained to go outside.. When you are gone can you leave him in the bathroom. Be sure in all of this to mark the window of the room he is left in for the fire department in case worse case happens. Also pledge orange spray on some furniture or appliances is something they don't like. Lemon doesn't work on dogs or cats.
    • Mar7331663
      on Oct 19, 2017

      Don't be intimidated by people calling you names and judging you. There are several breeds that are kept up . Jack Russel's will tear your house apart if they have a chance. Search and rescue dogs are kept up. A good bird dog or hunting dogs as well as racers are kept up. These work dogs don't do well with open living as a normal pet. Sled dogs live on their chains in a small area. Their reward is a long run. Dogs left at home do fine and learn to not make messes. Take him for a walk as soon as you get home and he'll learn hang in there.
  • Ginny
    on Oct 19, 2017

    Talk to your vet about this.
  • Rachel
    on Oct 15, 2018

    Chilli or Cayenne powder seems to have done the trick for me, although it is a lot easier with a hard floor to do that!

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