Sunday, July 22, 2012

This Dog Is Driving Me Crazy.

Seriously. We have had Tucker for almost four years now, and he has always been a good dog.I really don't know what's up, but he has been so bad lately. Almost like a rebellious teenager.??? I don't know how to explain it, but he is really getting on my nerves with this new bad dog behavior. Last week, he peed on THE COUCH not once, not twice, but THREE times! He has NEVER done that before, and I mean ever! 

I don't know what to do with him. Maybe I should take him to a doggie boot camp? My hubs suggested maybe finding some pet forums online or something to talk to other pet owners and see if anyone has any advice. That sounds like a pretty good idea. I don't know.. part of me wants to just to give up but I know  I can't do that... 

Anybody have any advice for me?

3 comments:

  1. talk to your vet to rule out anything physical going on with him. Also question your vet about behavior modifications you can make with him. My vet was great with some behavioral issues we had with our springer. Don't give up on your boy!

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  2. If he's not one to have accidents in the house and you haven't had a major change lately (someone moving in or out, new baby, move) my first thought is urinary tract infection. Often the urge to go and the pain associated with that is MUCH much stronger than the housetraining. The one and only time my dog has ever peed in the house, a UTI was the cause, and I know it's a very common symptom!

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  3. Sorry if this double posts- I don't know if it disappeared because of comment moderation or if something screwed up.

    1) Have you had any major changes in your house? Someone moving in? Someone moving out? New baby? New house? Urinating in the house can be caused by an upset in a dog's life such as mentioned above.

    2) If none of those are the case, then I'd take him to the vet and get him screened for a urinary tract infection. With a UTI, the urge to pee is OFTEN and STRONG and there is pain associated with it - because of this, asking to go out is usually far down on the list under "please stop hurting" The one and only time my dog has ever peed in the house has been from a UTI. It's very common in dogs and cats and the first thing a vet would assume if #1 isn't the case.

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