- You say that your dog is healthy, but it sounds like there may be something
wrong with him. Either there is something wrong with him understanding his
instincts (going and sleeping in it), or he possibly can't smell, or maybe
even something more serious. If you have only taken him to one vet, try
another. With problems that seem to not go away, a second oppinion is
always a good idea. Good Luck!!
- My 10month old Maltese female has the same problem she pee and takes
a dump on my couch when I am sleep. It is my fault for letting her
have so much freedom. Sometimes if I tie her up in the kitchen she
will also lie down on her paper which she may pee on, or pee on the
paper and then try to push the paper and gets her whole face wet
with her urine. The Vet said she has a serious behavior problem (mental) I
have tried everything too. If you find any results to yours let me know. I
am thinking about selling my dog. She needs too much attention I cannot
give. Good Luck......-joi
- Tying up a dog either outside or to a certain room will
definetly NOT help the animal emotionally. Not to mention
that it could cause injury by hanging or wrapping the rope
around a limb that would cut off circulation.
Alot of people like you just don't realize the time, effort,
and yes money a dog takes. Dogs are a lifetime commitment
and TOO many people do not realize what all is involved in
owning a dog. I would highly recommend contacting a rescue
breed soon if you seriously want to get rid of the dog. The
younger the better it is in correcting any damage that could
If you want to keep the dog you would be very wise to get
as many books as possible to read and enroll in obedience classes
now! Please keep in mind what is BEST for the dog.
P.S. You are correct in that YOU are at fault for giving the
dog too much freedom and not being able to watch the dog more
closely. Ever think that she is pushing the paper away from her
because she is tied up and can not leave the area? She is trying
to stay clean but can not!
- Hi there....
Well no I cannot say that I have experienced your peeing experience. :) I
did have a baby throw-up down my cleavage though. I would not scold your
dog for the fact that he goes on you or he goes by the back door on the
carpet. HE IS ALMOST THERE!!! He just does not know how to give the
correct signals that he has to go or you are not picking them up!! He came
to you to tell you that he had to go.... he goes towards the back door but
you do not see or he doesn't have much time. Physically it usually takes
4-5 months for a bladder to hold urine for any length of time. He is still
VERY young. When he eats take him out, when he drinks take him out, when he
wakes up take him out, when he is done playing take him out! Praise like
you've just won the lottery when he does go outside!! "GOOD DOG!! GO POTTY
HERE!!! You can only correct the dog if you catch him in the act NOT after
or when you come home. He will soon associate your arrival with fear if you
see a mess he has made and start yelling or hitting the poor dog. Just very
calmly clean it up with a odor neuteralizer not deodorant! It must break
down the enzymes for it to really work. Dogs can smell great and will
usually go in the same spot because they can still smell it.
As far as him going in his crate, he is still young and almost
there don't give up hope! He goes at 6 a.m. like you said right?
Keep his schedule consistant. Access to food and water at the
same time. This will allow his body to get regulated.
Another thing DO NOT compare your old maltese to this new pup!
I certainly would never compare my two children. Every dog
is different. Yes cleaners do cost money and so do vet bills,
obedience training classes (which I reccomend) etc. This is
something to be considered greatly when getting a dog. Get a
different comforter!! I have the same costs like you but only
times it by 4 dogs. I also have 4 times more love, devotion,
and companionship than you. This is what I want and will care
and clean up after them until they die!
- I sympathize with your dilemna, it sounds like a real drag. While I've never
had a dog pee on my stomach, I have had cats pee in my arms or lap... my
husband has had a toddler (our own) throw up into his mouth, while asking
him if he was OK... YOU haven't lived until you've had (human) kids!
I would look into Clicker Training for this problem; I've heard it is good
for any age dog. There is a Clicker Training Email List you might consider
subscribing to, to get more information. Email me for the specific address,
if you wish. Also, there are a few web sites re: Clicker Training.
While I don't have any clicker training experience myself yet, I have heard
WONDERFUL things about it for all sorts of behaviors. I have just recently
ordered my first book (A Dog and a Dolphin, by Karen Pryor) and clicker. You
might try the last web site and email Karen directly. If you do decide to
give your dog up, please contact a rescue; if you simply 'sell' him the new
owner may be even less equipped to deal with the problem, potentially
putting the dog's future at risk.
- Maltese are the most maintainence free dogs. They're easily housebroken
maker sure you train them to go the same area by using the wee pads.
remember to always reward and praise them for thier good behavior. Never
punish them by hitting them. Leave alway plenty of fresh water.