10 year old cocker spaniel still messes in house

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  1. czaubi

    czaubi New Member

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    About six months ago we had to let my sister's cocker spaniel live at our house. Ever since we've had him he goes #1 & 2 in the house...even after going on long walks(which he has eliminated as well on the walk) We are at our wits end & are considering giving him away or buying a highly insulated dog house and let him live outdoors. Does anyone have any suggestions??Is there any hope?
     
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    has he been to the vet to make sure there's nothing wrong physically? has he *ever* been housebroken?

    if it's just that he's never learned, you're really going to have to go back to housebreaking 101 and treat him like he's a puppy. don't give him the opportunity to make mistakes.

    http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?articleid=157
     
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    ditto elegy

    It sounds like he needs some basic re(?)training...

    :D

    On a more serious note, I understand your frustration with the house training... but Please consider that Cocker's are not meant to live outdoors. They are a "high matenence" breed, and thrive on human contact and attention. The don't want to be living outside, and that isn't a ver good life - especailly for a cocker. Most of them want you to, at least, be in their sight, or be touching you at all times...

    The dog needs to be restricted to one room so you can watch him, so he isn't set up to fail
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    HTH

    edit: what's his name? do you have pics :eek:
     
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    czaubi New Member

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    thank you!

    Thank you so much for all of your advice! I will begin the training immediately!
     
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    moonchild1970 Designated Ball Thrower

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    Crate training the dog can be a God send too!
     

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