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BigRichard 03-17-2013 04:48 PM

Dog advice
 
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 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by BigRichard (Post 9509247)
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 04:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Pants (Post 9509253)
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 04:52 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 04:53 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 04:53 PM

oh and watch the dog whisperer show...That's where I saw the same problem.

Mr. Flopnuts 03-17-2013 04:54 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 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Flopnuts (Post 9509262)
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 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by DeezNutz (Post 9509260)
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 04:58 PM

Call this guy

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Cannibal 03-17-2013 05:00 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 05:00 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.

Bacon Cheeseburger 03-17-2013 05:01 PM

The dog needs a good raping.

BigRichard 03-17-2013 05:02 PM

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Originally Posted by DeezNutz (Post 9509268)
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 05:02 PM

Hunting accident.


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