Yes, my girl was well socialized. It's not that my voice is so startling to her. It's more that she doesn't like to be scolded and will find a way in the not too distant future to repay me with her opinion. Since I learned a while ago to not do this, I haven't suffered her wrath in some time but when I did it could be anything from finding she had peed or pooped just out of my sight to finding something I value that had just been totally shredded. I found that I could scold her reasonably for what she had done but then I needed to immediately reinforce my love for her so that she knew she didn't need to rebel against me. This has worked well for me. Shouting at her would always reap me a grim reward in the end.
How do you train NOT to mark in other peoples' homes?
I have had issues with both Tayda and Lenny peeing on other peoples' carpets when we go to visit. Any advice on how to curb this? I just came back from a friends and I had to watch them both like hawks the whole time. Tayda has done it twice and Lenny has done it once (not all at once, over about a year). I like taking them with me places but obviously they will be less welcomed by my friends if they are known for peeing on carpet.
Quercus last edited by
Have you tried making sure they empty before they go in? Or maybe bring some of their own blankets and spread them on the floor? Keep them right with you until you are pretty sure they will be responsible? Bring some Nature's Miracle and paper towels
yep, always make sure they go before we go in… and when they do go, its not much. i threw my jacket on the floor hoping they'd just sit on it, which is what they do if i leave my clothes on the floor at home, but they were too interested in sniffing around. i did keep them close to me the whole time, this last place we went there used to be a resident cat in the place, so it was driving them nuts to not be able to sniff where ever they wanted. j
it just got a bit distracting and interruptive for me to keep calling their names while trying to watch t.v. or have a conversation with my friends....
tanza last edited by
Pretty typical… new place "mine".... I remember following mine around for hours when we would stay at a hotel/motel when on the road for shows...
Vanessa last edited by
I worry about the same thing too. I took chance to a family get-together and he thought it would be nice to "mark" someones purse. Not good
Now I watch him like a hawk. If he is on the ground…anything can happen.
I take him out twice as much if we are staying somewhere and it works.
Someones purse… eek! ha ha. One of my friends came over today with her new little min pin puppy. He is very much still in potty training mode and Tayda and Lenny were very nice playing with him even though they were 10 times his size. The puppy peed on my kitchen floor...like 5 drops cause he is so little. Lenny promptly went over and peed on his pee... but his was like a WATERFALL! Ack! Ahhh.... dominance haggling at its best...
I'm just glad Lenny has been playing so nicely with other dogs. This dog is the first dog that has come over in a LONG time cause I've been scared of what Lenny would do based on his previous performance at the dog park. But he is learning his manners now! Yay!
Vanessa last edited by
I just recently had chance around a toddler and he did great. They were eye level and chance would walk right up to her face and give her a wet kiss. Ha!
Barklessdog last edited by
Ours peed on my sister in law's leg- pretty funny!