|Barked: Thu Jan 31, '13 5:56pm PST |
|Mr. Blue, this is a housebreaking issue. NOT a dominance issue. Dominance methods are old hat, and often only result in dogs becoming confused and losing trust in their people; and adding unnecessary complication and stress to both the dog's life, and the human's life.
That, and it says so right in the title of the thread that the dog is fixed. Not that that has anything to do with it, as my male is intact and has only ever peed indoors twice in his whole life (not counting when he was first starting out with potty training).
Koda's owner, you sound like you're headed in the right direction. I would say if you're able to, getting a crate will help things go along more smoothly, but really the very best thing you can do to stop this is to make sure he doesn't get the chance to repeat the behavior, by having him under total supervision while indoors. When you catch him in the act, immediately take him outside and wait for him to finish his business out there. When he does, act like he's just won the lottery! Praise and treats and fun... oh boy~ Make going potty outside the best, most rewarding thing that has ever happened to him. It'll help the message get through quicker. Good for you for wanting to work with him.
Edited by author Thu Jan 31, '13 6:01pm PST
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