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Behaviourist?

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by slavetorobbie, May 21, 2010.


  1. slavetorobbie

    slavetorobbie PetForums Member

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    My friend has got a staffie who had a horrible life before she rescued him 2 years ago, and she has given him everything a dog needs. The only problem is, every couple of months he goes through a phase of weeing inside. He doesn't do it in secret, but right in front of her and she is at her wit's end. She has a 2 year old and a baby on the way and obviously it's not hygienic or nice for anyone.
    So has anyone got any suggestions? Or recommendations of a good behaviourist in the Essex area?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. lucysnewmum

    lucysnewmum PetForums Senior

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    if this is recurring on a regular basis i would first advise having pup checked out by a vet for urinary or kidney infection. there are several ADTB trainers in the essex area...have a look on the website
    there are two lists of trainers....
    accredited ones have passed their practical test as well as all their theory courses
    graduate ones have yet to be assessed but have passed the theory courses
    :thumbup:

    Academy of Dog Training and Behaviour
     
  3. leashedForLife

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    is he INTACT? :huh: if so, first thing that i suggest is immediate desex.
    like YESTERDAY - as he has to have time to re-learn new habits, which is not an instant process.

    this could be a medical / physical issue -
    infection, crystals in urine / stones in bladder, adhesions of bladder to abdominal wall, a bladder-pouch/out-pocket that cannot drain entirely, kidney problems, etc.

    could be =Emotional= -
    submissive urination is INVOLUNTARY + not under conscious or deliberate control.

    could be BEHAVIORAL -
    marking as a result of **smelling a F in heat** in the outside area... (breeding impulse) -
    or SEEING another dog, usually M, thru a door or a window (territory - feeling threatened).

    do U have other pets - especially CATS in the house?
    cats who spray may not be as obvious as dogs - but dogs will Over-Mark where cats have sprayed.
     
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