Hi ! i just registered on this forum because im looking for some help with my lovely dog.
Im gonna start by telling you that english isnt my first language, so im sorry for the mistakes.
Shes almost 2 years old and she comes from a great dog familly, she had a good mom and dad.
Im the owner of the dog since 9 months.
The previous owner couldnt live with a dog that has so much energie so he sold her.
Problem is , she was in a cage all night long and all day long with the previous owner because she tend to break things when you let her free in the house and he didnt want to sleep with her.
The only moment she was out of the cage was from 17h00 to 21h00.
She was playing with the owner's kids. (YOUNG)
He didnt have time to let her out of the house so he sold her…
So i got the dog and i love dogs, so i love her just like a daughter.
In the first weeks, she was free in the house.
She sleeps with me in the night and she seems to be happy about that.
I go for a walk every morning with her for 20 minutes then i go for work for 4 hours (shes free in the house) then i come back for a meal, i play with her and go back to work for another 4 hours. We go for a walk together for 30 minute then.
Problem is, EVERYSINGLE day when i got back from work at 12:00 and 17:00, the dog had done a #1 and a #2 (if you know what i mean (piss and poop) on the floor.
And she knows she did something wrong, because when i get back from work im not able to catch her because she runs away from me, she just looks at me and runs away as soon as i move.
And that happens even if she did her #1 and #2 in the moring and at 12h00.
So, some people told me she was stressed out by the big house and she had too much space when i was working so she needed a smaller area to play when i wasnt home (she has loads of toys too)
So i deceided to try to let her in the bathroom when i was working.
She had water and food and her toys and her blanket and bed.
The first day, she totally destroyed the wooden door with her ''claws'' and she also managed to remove a door trim and totally destroyed it as well with her teeth.
Also, it didnt work, she did her #1 and #2 on the floor.
I replaced the door and trim and tried again the next day.
She totally destroyed the door again.
I also tryed something that we call ''pipipad'' in quebec wich is a pad where the dog can pee, she just destroyed that pad as well.
I cleaned the #1 and #2 with the ''pipipad'' with the dog looking to show her what its made for but as soon as i put a new one on the ground she destroys it because she thinks its a toy.
So i didnt want to do it but i got a cage.
So we do the same routine but shes in a cage now when i work (its a big cage inside the house, shes got water and food and her toys and bed and a blanket)
I dont like to put her in her cage, but now she stays clean untli i get back from home and i get her out and she does her #1 and #2.
if you have any recommendation to help me get her clean and stop her from destroying my doors id be happy to let her free in my house.
She also destroys any thing that she can reach ( wireless headset, tv remotes, etc) id love to have help with that as well. (shes got loads of toys that she loves)
If im not in the house, i cant let her free for 5 minutes because when i come back, something is going to be destroyed or ive got a #2 on the floor.
And she KNOWS that she did something bad because she stares at me and when i move she runs away so im not able to grab her.
When she does something bad, i tell her : No! thats a bad dog ! And i repeat.
But i never hit her in anyway, maybe im too smooth ?
The most problematic thing is that if i go away for 5 minutes for wathever the reason, she likes to pee on my bed (wich is also her bed, i dont get it). Now thats anoying because i have to clean the entire bed everytime. I dont understand why she does that on her own bed when she can do it on the floor (and she does it even if she went outside 15 minutes ago to pee)
She also likes to pee in places where i cant see when i dont give her attention for a couple of minutes, like behing the tv and things like that. But she doesnt need to pee because whe went 15 minutes ago for exemple.
And when she does something like that, she acts like she wants to run away from me because shes scared that im going to hit her maybe? (but i never do, previous owner maybe ?) She stares at me and run away when i move, now that anoying too because its a big house and shes faster then me and if she doesnt want me to grab her, well its impossible for me to grab her. Even if i call her by her name or watever, she runs away.
NOW I dont mind cleaning after my dog, but id like her to stop peeing on the bed, and i would like her to stop runing away when i tell her to stop.
Im also unable to let her free outside because she runs away. ( i tryed several times and she runs away if there is no dogs around, if a dog is around she will stay with the dog, if shes alone she will run away, and she runs fast, thats hard for me to catch her)
So i have a 50 foot leash that i use when shes on my propriety outside the house.
Id love to train her to stay with me without a leash, is it possible ?
SO TO RESUME: 1) My dog cant stay alone without destroying all my stuff
- My dog cant stay alone without doing her #1 and #2 on the floor or bed
- My dog runs away from me when she does something wrong
- I have to keep her in a cage when im not home because of the previous stated problems
- Im unable to let her free without a leash outside.
No problems with the sleeping, she sleeps with me every night and loves to stay under the blankets where the heat is.
It happened one or two times where she did her #1 on the bed in the morning when i was sleeping, but it was actually my fault i guess because it was a day off work and i didnt get her out as early in the morning as usual.
If you can help me with any of these problem id be very happy.
I still love her VERY MUCH. Shes called Lady, and im never going to let her go watever the issue she has.
Im going to live with her problems and try to make her easier to live with.
But id love to have some help with these issues i talked about.
Thank you very much for the time it takes to answer this long post.
Ill be very gratefull.