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BigRichard
03-17-2013, 05:48 PM
Just wondering if anyone has any advice on a dog issue me and the wife are having. I have a Jack Russel Terrier and he has just about lost his home. I have had him since he was a puppy but either he changes his behavior very quickly or I have to get rid of him.

The last 2 to 3 years he has started lifting his leg on things in the house (it has just gotten worse lately). This isn't because he isn't getting the opportunity to go outside, this is a behavior issue. He knows he isn't supposed to be doing it and he never does it in front of us. Today was the first time I had come close to catching him, I turned around for a few seconds and when I turned back around he had pissed on our couch. Needless to say he didn't have a good morning. This tends to happen a lot more in the winter months, probably because he can't get outside as much to play.

We got him from a rescue and the lady who runs it had us try a belly band(I was not real keen on the idea and still am not), she said she uses them on all her rescued Jack Russels because they tend to have this issue a lot. I wish they would have told me that in the first place. It works for the most part but he continually pees in it when you have it on him so it just creates more issues. I think his little wee wee gets hot or something.

I have had him for 7 years and really would hate to get rid of him but if I don't figure something out really fast the wife has told me it is either him or me. Anyone got any advice other then aids trees and antifreeze?

Pants
03-17-2013, 05:50 PM
Just wondering if anyone has any advice on a dog issue me and the wife are having. I have a Jack Russel Terrier and he has just about lost his home. I have had him since he was a puppy but either he changes his behavior very quickly or I have to get rid of him.

The last 2 to 3 years he has started lifting his leg on things in the house (it has just gotten worse lately). This isn't because he isn't getting the opportunity to go outside, this is a behavior issue. He knows he isn't supposed to be doing it and he never does it in front of us. Today was the first time I had come close to catching him, I turned around for a few seconds and when I turned back around he had pissed on our couch. Needless to say he didn't have a good morning. This tends to happen a lot more in the winter months, probably because he can't get outside as much to play.

We got him from a rescue and the lady who runs it had us try a belly band(I was not real keen on the idea and still am not), she said she uses them on all her rescued Jack Russels because they tend to have this issue a lot. I wish they would have told me that in the first place. It works for the most part but he continually pees in it when you have it on him so it just creates more issues. I think his little wee wee gets hot or something.

I have had him for 7 years and really would hate to get rid of him but if I don't figure something out really fast the wife has told me it is either him or me. Anyone got any advice other then aids trees and antifreeze?

I don't know, dude, but if your wife really said that... ughhhh. Not a good sign as far as your marriage is concerned.

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 05:51 PM
I don't know, dude, but if your wife really said that... ughhhh. Not a good sign as far as your marriage is concerned.

Nah the marriage is all good. She is just saying the dog has to go because of the issue. I agree if we can't fix it fast.

MahiMike
03-17-2013, 05:52 PM
You have a high energy dog that's pissed that you aren't exercising him enough. Buy him a treadmill.

DeezNutz
03-17-2013, 05:53 PM
Yep. Dude needs an outlet for physical and mental energy. Must walk him at least 30 minutes twice per day.

MahiMike
03-17-2013, 05:53 PM
oh and watch the dog whisperer show...That's where I saw the same problem.

Der Flöprer
03-17-2013, 05:54 PM
Interesting. Mine is 8, and she started pulling this shit in the last couple of months. She shit all over my bathroom floor last night, and rubbing her face in it doesn't work like it did when I potty trained her. She doesn't do it often, so I haven't worried about it much, but I'm going to have to research it now.

DeezNutz
03-17-2013, 05:58 PM
Interesting. Mine is 8, and she started pulling this shit in the last couple of months. She shit all over my bathroom floor last night, and rubbing her face in it doesn't work like it did when I potty trained her. She doesn't do it often, so I haven't worried about it much, but I'm going to have to research it now.

These things can't verbalize their displeasure, so they have to act out. Acting destructively in any sense? Not enough activity and exercise.

Every. Single. Time.

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 05:58 PM
Yep. Dude needs an outlet for physical and mental energy. Must walk him at least 30 minutes twice per day.

Yeah, I try to keep him busy with different things but I may just need to give him up to a family that has more time or kids or something.

KC Tattoo
03-17-2013, 05:58 PM
Call this guy

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Cannibal
03-17-2013, 06:00 PM
Pets are a lifetime commitment (to responsible pet owners anyway). If people can't handle pets, they shouldn't get them in the first place. Once you've gotten rid of your dog of 7 years, I implore you to never own another pet.

Can't stand irresponsible pet owners.

DJ's left nut
03-17-2013, 06:00 PM
Is he fixed? Being from a rescue, I assume he is, but if not that may be an easy way out - it stopped my chocolate lab from marking.

Is he crate trained? That may be a worthwhile start as well.

Finally, exercise is pretty critical. A tired dog is always a good dog.

Baconeater
03-17-2013, 06:01 PM
The dog needs a good raping.

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:02 PM
These things can't verbalize their displeasure, so they have to act out. Acting destructively in any sense? Not enough activity and exercise.

Every. Single. Time.

I even got another dog to try and help burn some of his energy. That backfired because they really kinda hate each other. They sometimes play but very rarely and usually the other dog gets pissed and kicks his ass. Hence the reason they don't play very often.

Fish
03-17-2013, 06:02 PM
Hunting accident.

Bump
03-17-2013, 06:03 PM
When I first got my dog. Whenever she pee'd in the house, I put her in a dog crate for a while.

She learned pretty quick, although it did take about a month, and I cant remember the last time she had an accident.

Hitting the dog, scaring isn't going to help. With my dog, the crate worked perfectly. She hated that thing and I would strongly recommend trying that.

But since you've had the dog a long time and just all of the sudden he's doing this. That tells me something else might be wrong.

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:04 PM
Is he fixed? Being from a rescue, I assume he is, but if not that may be an easy way out - it stopped my chocolate lab from marking.

Is he crate trained? That may be a worthwhile start as well.

Finally, exercise is pretty critical. A tired dog is always a good dog.

Yeah, he is fixed and crate trained. If you saw him you would know he gets lots of excercise. He is pretty ripped. I run him pretty ragged I just can't do it 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Der Flöprer
03-17-2013, 06:05 PM
These things can't verbalize their displeasure, so they have to act out. Acting destructively in any sense? Not enough activity and exercise.

Every. Single. Time.

Yeah, I believe you. I'll start that off today. Thanks bud.

Der Flöprer
03-17-2013, 06:06 PM
I don't really rub her face in it btw. I just put her nose right up to it and hold it there for a few seconds. I was really hoping for a troll opportunity and it never materialized.

DJ's left nut
03-17-2013, 06:06 PM
Yeah, he is fixed and crate trained. If you saw him you would know he gets lots of excercise. He is pretty ripped. I run him pretty ragged I just can't do it 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

I'm sure you've taken her to the vet for a checkup if it's gone on this long; could be something as simple as a UTI.

And there is always the doggie anti-depressive route. If she's neurotic after play, it could be a straight up chemical imbalance (not impossible; JRTs are nuts anyway).

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:07 PM
Pets are a lifetime commitment (to responsible pet owners anyway). If people can't handle pets, they shouldn't get them in the first place. Once you've gotten rid of your dog of 7 years, I implore you to never own another pet.

Can't stand irresponsible pet owners.

Oh go fuck yourself dipshit. Yes, someone looking for advice is an irresponsible pet owner. Could you be any fucking dumber?

Brock
03-17-2013, 06:08 PM
You gotta run the little fucker till he can't move. Erry day.

R8RFAN
03-17-2013, 06:08 PM
rolled up news paper is what I have always used to get my jack's attention....

R8RFAN
03-17-2013, 06:09 PM
You gotta run the little ****er till he can't move. Erry day.

Impossible to run him til he can't move.... Obviously you have never owned a Jack :shake:

Der Flöprer
03-17-2013, 06:10 PM
rolled up news paper is what I have always used to get my jack's attention....

I wasn't aware so many people on this board owned Jack's. Love mine. Had her since she was a pup. She's my first dog.

Brock
03-17-2013, 06:15 PM
Impossible to run him til he can't move.... Obviously you have never owned a Jack :shake:

I realize you're a pretty sedentary guy, but I assure you it can be done.

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:15 PM
Impossible to run him til he can't move.... Obviously you have never owned a Jack :shake:

Yeah, Jack Russells are one big ball of energy. If I am not running him or throwing a ball or playing tug of war he is sitting in front of me with his back leg shaking because he is about ready to jump out of his skin. Everyone else sees him and gets a kick out of it but I am always telling them they have no idea how exhausting he can be.

R8RFAN
03-17-2013, 06:17 PM
I realize you're a pretty sedentary guy, but I assure you it can be done.

Brock that sonofabich will run you till you drop dead if you are an Ethiopian marathon runner

R8RFAN
03-17-2013, 06:17 PM
I wasn't aware so many people on this board owned Jack's. Love mine. Had her since she was a pup. She's my first dog.


I love em

Cannibal
03-17-2013, 06:18 PM
Oh go **** yourself dipshit. Yes, someone looking for advice is an irresponsible pet owner. Could you be any ****ing dumber?

You fuck yourself you fucking moron.

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:18 PM
Brock that sonofabich will run you till you drop dead if you are an Ethiopian marathon runner

ROFL it is funny cause it is true.

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:18 PM
You **** yourself you ****ing moron.

Just proving my point.

R8RFAN
03-17-2013, 06:19 PM
ROFL it is funny cause it is true.

I left mine outside playing with the sprinklers and he was still playing with them wide ass open after an hour

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:21 PM
I left mine outside playing with the sprinklers and he was still playing with them wide ass open after an hour

Yeah, mine use to do that but he stopped for some reason. I think he hates being cold more then he hated the sprinklers.

tooge
03-17-2013, 06:21 PM
A friend of mine had the same issue with his JR. It's one reason I never got one. If you can't commit two or three hours to having him out running, then he needs a new home

R8RFAN
03-17-2013, 06:23 PM
Yeah, mine use to do that but he stopped for some reason. I think he hates being cold more then he hated the sprinklers.

When they are hell bent on something, you can't change their minds especially a squirrel or a cat here

Cannibal
03-17-2013, 06:23 PM
Can't imagine giving up a pet I've had for such a long time. Fuckin asshole.

Maybe the little dude will find a more loving home, hopefully anyway.

Just don't get another one, you'd just end giving that one up to.

R8RFAN
03-17-2013, 06:24 PM
Yea, it would be like giving up a kid to me.... No way I can leave my dog

DJ's left nut
03-17-2013, 06:25 PM
Yeah, Jack Russells are one big ball of energy. If I am not running him or throwing a ball or playing tug of war he is sitting in front of me with his back leg shaking because he is about ready to jump out of his skin. Everyone else sees him and gets a kick out of it but I am always telling them they have no idea how exhausting he can be.

I'm not shitting you here - talk to your vet, tell him/her everything you've said here and broach the subject of puppy tranqs.

That may well be what she needs at this point. If you can't get her calm, she's going to become more and more neurotic. Doping the dog up is better than giving it away.

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:27 PM
When they are hell bent on something, you can't change their minds especially a squirrel or a cat here

Mine is hell bent on catching laser lights. It is the one thing I can run him pretty ragged with. We bought it for our cat and discovered it was one of the best investments ever for him. He goes bonkers for it. He knows where we keep the damn thing and if you walk in the general direction he starts making this horrible howling sound like you are killing him. It is very funny. I keep saying I am going to film it and throw it on AFV.

track
03-17-2013, 06:27 PM
Just wondering if anyone has any advice on a dog issue me and the wife are having. I have a Jack Russel Terrier and he has just about lost his home. I have had him since he was a puppy but either he changes his behavior very quickly or I have to get rid of him.

The last 2 to 3 years he has started lifting his leg on things in the house (it has just gotten worse lately). This isn't because he isn't getting the opportunity to go outside, this is a behavior issue. He knows he isn't supposed to be doing it and he never does it in front of us. Today was the first time I had come close to catching him, I turned around for a few seconds and when I turned back around he had pissed on our couch. Needless to say he didn't have a good morning. This tends to happen a lot more in the winter months, probably because he can't get outside as much to play.



We got him from a rescue and the lady who runs it had us try a belly band(I was not real keen on the idea and still am not), she said she uses them on all her rescued Jack Russels because they tend to have this issue a lot. I wish they would have told me that in the first place. It works for the most part but he continually pees in it when you have it on him so it just creates more issues. I think his little wee wee gets hot or something.

I have had him for 7 years and really would hate to get rid of him but if I don't figure something out really fast the wife has told me it is either him or me. Anyone got any advice other then aids trees and antifreeze?

Does he like to dig?..most small critter dogs do. If so find a creek bank or dedicate a small area in the yard and encourage him to dig in that ONE spot...you can shovel it back in less than 5 minutes after a 15 minute dig. Nothing wears a dog out more than 15 minutes of intensive digging. I tried walking, running and retrieving with my two dogs and nothing mellows them out more than 15 minutes of intense digging.It's quick and you can sit on your ass while they do it....need a bucket of water to clean their paws when they are done.

R8RFAN
03-17-2013, 06:30 PM
Mine is hell bent on catching laser lights. It is the one thing I can run him pretty ragged with. We bought it for our cat and discovered it was one of the best investments ever for him. He goes bonkers for it. He knows where we keep the damn thing and if you walk in the general direction he starts making this horrible howling sound like you are killing him. It is very funny. I keep saying I am going to film it and throw it on AFV.

Mine is not interested in the laser

Does he like to dig?..most small critter dogs do. If so find a creek bank or dedicate a small area in the yard and encourage him to dig in that ONE spot...you can shovel it back in less than 5 minutes after a 15 minute dig. Nothing wears a dog out more than 15 minutes of intensive digging. I tried walking, running and retrieving with my two dogs and nothing mellows them out more than 15 minutes of intense digging.It's quick and you can sit on your ass while they do it....need a bucket of water to clean their paws when they are done.


Give a Jack a "small area of the yard to dig" LMAO A Jack will dig where ever he wants whenever he smells dirt he likes and before you can stop him the hole will be big enough to stick your head in.

MotherfuckerJones
03-17-2013, 06:34 PM
Break his fucking paw that'll straighten him up! If not the goodfellas will take care of that "problem"

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:35 PM
Can't imagine giving up a pet I've had for such a long time. ****in asshole.

Maybe the little dude will find a more loving home, hopefully anyway.

Just don't get another one, you'd just end giving that one up to.

You are just all full of stupid.

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:39 PM
Give a Jack a "small area of the yard to dig" LMAO A Jack will dig where ever he wants whenever he smells dirt he likes and before you can stop him the hole will be big enough to stick your head in.

Yeah, mine can dig a hole pretty damn quick. I have probably 10 holes in my back yard I have to fill on a regular basis. I regret the privacy fence now because I think that actually encouraged him because he just wants to see what is on the other side. It might have worked better with a 6' chain link that he could see through.

ThaVirus
03-17-2013, 06:43 PM
Hitting the dog, scaring isn't going to help.

Wrong.

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:46 PM
I'm not shitting you here - talk to your vet, tell him/her everything you've said here and broach the subject of puppy tranqs.

That may well be what she needs at this point. If you can't get her calm, she's going to become more and more neurotic. Doping the dog up is better than giving it away.

I may try this route.

BigRichard
03-17-2013, 06:47 PM
The dog needs a good raping.

ROFL I missed this earlier.

sd4chiefs
03-17-2013, 07:10 PM
I even got another dog to try and help burn some of his energy. That backfired because they really kinda hate each other. They sometimes play but very rarely and usually the other dog gets pissed and kicks his ass. Hence the reason they don't play very often.

Do you still have the other dog? That may be why your JR is marking everywhere in the house.

jspchief
03-17-2013, 07:26 PM
Notoriously difficult breed.

track
03-17-2013, 07:32 PM
Mine is not interested in the laser




Give a Jack a "small area of the yard to dig" LMAO A Jack will dig where ever he wants whenever he smells dirt he likes and before you can stop him the hole will be big enough to stick your head in.

I was suggesting it as an alternative to spending an hour a day walking the dog...because it takes less time and is more effective. If you supervise the dig...you can control where, when and how much he digs.
I have two chessies and I have no doubt they can dig circles around any JR. ..what they can't dig they take a big mouthful of dirt to remove and loosen it up. Forget a hole that is head size..... My dogs dig holes big and deep enough for a grizzly bear to make a den in.

PRIMETIME211
03-17-2013, 07:43 PM
you do have a dog door right so it can go in and out freely? jeezus 3 years and its still not potty trained, you need to hit the dog when it does it and let him know man.

Demonpenz
03-17-2013, 09:36 PM
my friend has one...nooo way he was bugging the shit out of me all day.

nstygma
03-17-2013, 09:55 PM
just get a remote controlled shock collar. when you catch him lifting his leg, hit the little button on the remote. he's smart, he'll learn after a few times.

MOhillbilly
03-17-2013, 10:01 PM
Next time get a female.

MOhillbilly
03-17-2013, 10:05 PM
I may try this route.

Just cull the poor bastard.

houstonwhodat
03-17-2013, 11:24 PM
The dog is marking his territory.

You need to make him feel warm and fuzzy so he knows he doesn't have to worry.

Or get a female dog.