Housebreaking a Nine-Year-Old Puppy Mill Stud Dog

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Housebreaking a Nine-Year-Old Puppy Mill Stud Dog
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Thu, 03-21-2013 - 11:39am

I have him in a belly band, but I changed the pad in it three times between 8 and 9 AM this morning.  And I let all the dogs out as soon as my feet hit the floor this morning, too.  I thought I was good at this.  I think I have met my match.

Any suggestions are welcome!

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Registered: 11-23-2005
Thu, 03-21-2013 - 7:31pm

How about baby diapers, they would hold more pee so you don't have to change him that often.  Would treats get him excited to do his business outside??  I know I would want to out my hair out with him!

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 10:51am

Taurus had five teeth extracted on the same day he was neutered (3/14).  He can't eat hard or chewy treats.  I've been giving him his meds with cheese.  I suppose I could cut up a lot of little pieces of cheese to use as treats.

He goes outside with the other dogs, and he hasn't pooped in the house yet, but he just wants to hike his leg and mark all over the house.  It's not a great big "I have to pee"; it's a little squirt here there and everywhere.  Of course, it doesn't help me at all that ^Moe^ also marked sometimes, and my carpet is old, and ^Moe^'s scent is still there.

He has finally stopped humping Jabaar 10 hours a day, and they are becoming friends.

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Registered: 11-23-2005
Fri, 03-22-2013 - 12:32pm

* I meant to say "pull out my hair"

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Sun, 03-24-2013 - 1:02pm

I'm thinking that  it's not really that he has to pee, he is just introducing himself to all of you.... wants you to know he's around.  I've never had a male dog so have no clue what to suggest. Hope it improves...for him and mainly for you.... 

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Registered: 11-01-1999
Mon, 03-25-2013 - 11:17am

He just isn't getting it. 

I crate him at night, and he doesn't wear his diaper.  As soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning, I push all three dogs out the back door.  I assumed he peed.  He came in with the others, and I fed everyone breakfast. 

While I was cutting a maxi-pad in half to put in his belly band, he lifted his leg twice in the kitchen.  He is so fast, I can barely catch him in the act.  I noticed part of the belly band was fraying, so I ran to the sewing machine to zig-zag it together.  During the five minutes it took me to do that, he pooped on the floor.

I had Gemini house trained in four days.  I've had Taurus a week, and I'm nowhere.

 

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Registered: 11-23-2005
Wed, 03-27-2013 - 2:23pm
I was once told by a vet a dog doesn't completely empty their bladder when they go outside to pee, that is why they can still pee on something a few minutes later. Don't you sometimes feel that a dog is being spiteful when he poops in the house just after you had it out??? Are they capable of being spiteful, I don't know, but it sure does feel like that at times?!!!
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Registered: 11-01-1999
Wed, 03-27-2013 - 10:33pm
Taurus isn't spiteful; he is just clueless.

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Registered: 11-23-2005
Wed, 03-27-2013 - 11:21pm
I didn't really mean Taurus, I was thinking of my dogs. I had this one dog named Sky that the first day I had Tramp she just peed right in the middle of my living room she has never done that before, I just felt she wasn't too pleased that a new dog had come to live here. Has Taurus ever been housebroken?