getting agrivated!

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  1. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    My Mack is just determined NOT to become housebroken! He used to control himself if he was around me but now it seems even if I am in the same room he will go and then look at me while he is going until I stop him. I don't know what to do with him. I take him out every hour, or hour and a half and he ALWAYS goes but it seems he will still go in the house. He doesn't have any medical problems either. Even if I do crate him he will go in his crate. He gives absolutely NO warning about having to go either. He constantly sniffs around so it is impossible to tell when he has to go, he doesn't sniff in circles (unless he is outside). Sometimes he will whine but he will constantly whine if he is in his crate or baby gated in the kitchen. Are some dogs just not meant to be potty trained. I know he would not make it as a strictly outside dog because he HAS to be by people or he is so pathetically miserable. I don't know what to do with him anymore besides tell him no bring him outside (which then he usually won't finish) praise him, chain him outside, clean up his mess, bring him inside and crate him. He basically will only pee in the house, he has only had like three accidents of the other kind inside. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated by both me and him as well.
     
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    How old is he?

    First though, he's not doing it to spite you. He's probably just confused.
     
  3. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    He's 7 months. I know he's not doing it to spite me it's just makes me frustrated. He's a pit/bulldog mix. His breeders never worked on housebreaking or cratetraining. I'm starting from scratch and it seems like everytime we make a breakthrough the next day he goes back three steps.
     
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    Hmmm just take him out every 30 minutes until he gets the idea that outside is where they go potty. If they go outside and go again inside, its more of a dominance issue.

    -Jon
     
  5. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    I have a feeling that it is more of a dominance issue but I don't know how to correct it. We are looking putting him into obediance classes but I don't know how else to correct the issue. I'll take him out and he'll go but then he'll come back in and within twenty minutes or so he will go agian. It's not a lot but he will still go.
     
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    Renee750il Felurian

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    I can't remember, Julie, is Mack neutered yet?
     
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    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    No he isn't neutered, yet. We are going to have that done probably in a month or so. We don't have the money to do that now but it is number 1 on our priority list. Does not being neutered have something to do with him going in the house? Also does anyone have any idea where I could go that has obedience classes at a fair price? I have been working with him at home and so far that is going ok.
     
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    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    oh, wait, Mack is no longer 7 months old. I just realized he turned 8 months old today!!! :)
     
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    "He's 7 months. I know he's not doing it to spite me it's just makes me frustrated. He's a pit/bulldog mix. His breeders never worked on housebreaking or cratetraining. I'm starting from scratch and it seems like everytime we make a breakthrough the next day he goes back three steps."

    Same thing Rocky! I feel for you, juliefurry! For like two days he was doing AMAZING on house training. Then... yesterday, I come home and get told about how he has just pooed all over the front of my room and he also peed a couple of times that day... not good.

    Then today, while I'm sleeping I get told again that he has pooed again. (Very surprised, he rarely poos inside the house.) And peed several times. I think it might've been cause I wasn't awake and I can usually tell when he has to go potty. Both times I wasn't around. So, I don't know. If anyone has any help for me, that'd be great too.

    Today has been pretty bad because he has learned about the back part of the back yard, very muddy right now, and he's too distracted with going over there and messing in the mud to use the bathroom. Again, any help would be appreciated. Or is this just a matter of patience and understanding while going through the stage of housetraining a puppy? :D
     
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    When you are gone, contain him in one area (such as an exercise pen). When you're home, tie him to you or keep him in a pen near you. Bring him outside every 2 hours on a leash (this way he can only go to the bathroom).
     
  11. juliefurry

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    I do take him out usually every hour to hour and a half and he will still go. I keep him in a crate when I am not home and he will go in the crate anyway. I keep him with me as much as I can during the day but sometimes it is impossible for him to be out and I have to crate him or put him in the kitchen. I usually do put him on a leash to use the bathroom but for some reason he doesn't like going if I'm standing right there at the end of the leash. So I will usually let him off the leash and when I see him going I will hurry up to where he is at and try to praise him when he is done. I say try because usually he is not interested in the petting and worshipping when he is outside he just wants to hurry up and get inside where it is warm (and I can't really blame him). He won't even stop for a treat he'll just keep running for the door. While he is going I will tell him "good boy, good potty."
     
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    How do you know it's not a medical issue?
     
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    I talked to his vet about it. I told him the situation and he wasn't worried about it just told me to keep working on it. Although, I have tried for the past two days just letting him wander the kitchen while we are gone and he hasn't had an accident. I don't know if maybe he just freaked out in the crate and that is why he had accidents. Today (Easter) we were gone for almost seven hours and he didn't have one accident. So it might have just been he was afraid of being in his crate. I don't know I'll try to not crate him when we go out and see if that will help him. Also it seems to help with him barking while we are gone too. The neighbors said they didn't hear him make one noise today while we were gone (which was very reassuring to us).
     
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    It sounds like you've found the problem! Hurray! :D
     
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    Juliefurry, it's great letting him out of crate helped, but just remember to puppyproof your home. My stepson finally let his 9 month old pup out and it didn't pee or poop in the house, but 3 days later he chewed the couch. I'm trying to work on them puppyproofing a room for him because they decided to put him back in the cage and he cries and drools all over himself. Remember "bitter apple" works great sprayed on furniture, etc.
     
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    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    Thankfully he is not a chewer. He will chew on his toys but we haven't noticed him chew on anything other than his toys...yet. Our kitchen is puppyproofed though (we had to have it babyproofed because we have a 10 month old daughter). There's nothing bad he can get into and if he does chew on anything then it's nothing that is bad or something that we really need.
     

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