|Barked: Tue Nov 15, '11 6:09pm PST |
|Greetings! I believe its been a good year since I`ve been here! I come asking a question not about my Caddy, but about her cousin (By brother and Sister-in law`s dog) Sadie.
They`ve been having an issue with peeing lately. Apparently, when my brother gets home from work (he is first to get home) Sadie has developed the habit of completely soiling the couch and floor. When Sadie first did this, my brother admitted to giving her a nice good swat while sending her outside. Of course, not the best decision. After realizing that swatting her wasen`t going to make matters better, my brother has spent the past week coming home, and walking into the house with a neutral attitude. Not saying, looking, or touching Sadie. He just simply walks into the house, and again, she soils wherever she is. Today, he attempted a positive approach, and instead opened the door, and called for her sweetly to come onto the porch. He said after about 5-10 minutes of calling her, and hearing her scamper up and down the hallway of the house, not sure weather or not to come, he walked in to find that she had already peed all up and down the hallway. They`re really at a stump, and don`t know what to do. He thinks shes afraid of him, and thinks she`ll get swatted, and that is why she pees, but could it be something else? Sadie has a dog door, and can go outside to use the bathroom whenever, and does, so I`m not sure if a full bladder is the case.
I suggested my sister in law put Sadie on her leash, and have treats handy. To let my brother walk into the house several times, and treat her for not peeing. They both say that with my sister in law there, that she dosent pee, but I figured just the act of seeing my brother walk into the house and getting rewarded was a good start.
Is there anything else they can do? They`re new couch, an $8,000 piece, is now ruined, and they`re not exactly thrilled about it.
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