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Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by jodie flackett, Apr 20, 2011.


  1. jodie flackett

    jodie flackett PetForums Newbie

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    Hi Everyone,

    My name is Jodie and i have a 2 1/2 yr old Jackchi ( Jack Russel cross Chihuahua).

    When we first had him for the first year he was constantly weeing and pooing in the house. After a year he then started to let us know when he needed to go by wimpering at the back door. BUT ever since then he will go out but during the night he wees by the back door which is right by his bed as he sleeps in the kitchen, most days i get up to a flooded kitchen and it is driving me crazy :( Not only that he constantly barks and slight noise outside and thats it he is off.
    Going out for walks he constantly pulls on the lead and tries to go for most dogs but some dogs he is fine!!!

    Can anyone suggest anything i can do because it is really getting me down and he is such lovely dog :(
     
  2. Twiggy

    Twiggy PetForums VIP

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    I think the first thing you should do is pay a visit to your vet to make sure there is no underlying medical condition for him flooding your kitchen every night.

    If your vet gives him the all clear then I would purchase a crate and train him to sleep in there overnight. As they don't like soiling their bed, it may well break him of the habit, if that is the cause.

    I would also enrol for a local dog training course where they will be able to help you with the barking and pulling on the lead. Try and find a suitable class as some are better than others. Have a look on the APDT website for classes in your area.
     
  3. jodie flackett

    jodie flackett PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for the reply i will check with the vets, as for the crate i have no room what so ever for one of those :( I will take a look at the classes once again thanks.
     
  4. RobD-BCactive

    RobD-BCactive PetForums VIP

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    Try and do your best to remove any lingering odours, believe biological soap powder works, though I've seen mention of additional measures.

    For passing other dogs, try and find a place where you can distance, so he remains calm whilst seeing the dog, then reward him for that. If he growls, barks or lunges on lead, just turn away to increase distance without a fuss.

    You want him to start looking forward to the reward when he sees another dog, and soon he'll realise they're a good thing, and you can get closer.

    Personally I would rather start working on that, preferably with a behavourist/trainer offering dog socialisation service, before going to training classes. They're not much fun if your dog is barking and going loopy at all the other dogs the whole time, so you're worried he'll snap at or bite them.
     
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