Need help with my dog

Philippines
April 11, 2010 10:24am CST
Hi guys, I just bought a pet dog yesterday it's a jack ruseell terrier x japanese spitz. Appearance wise it's more of a terrier than that of the spitz. It is nearly 5 months old this 21st the owner is leaving for abroad and decided to sell it. Geee what can I say this dog got me up all night and until now I still do not have any form of sleep, I wait around for this doggie. The owner get him used to peeing and pooping inside the house on a mat and since yesterday I have been trying to get him to pee outside and poop outside but it wouldn't pee or poop outside. I just got tired sitting for 2 hours with it so it would poop and pee but to no avail. A few minutes after we went inside it went straight to my red couch which is quite expensive and poop and peed there! I cleaned up and thought it would not pee again but it did this time on my bed! I did not want to bring it inside my room but it wouldn't stop crying. It was major disaster last night, I slept on the couch inside my room while he slept in my bed! No sooner when I dozed off my aunt woke me up said its morning and I had to take the dog out to poop or pee but again it did not, when we came back inside it pooped on my couch again! The same happened tonight it peed on the same couch again. What could I do to get it to pee outside and poop outside and not on my furniture? Also how could I make it a well rounded dog? Initially it is not friendly to new faces and tends to growl or attempt to bite if you get closer. It did the same to me last night but now we are okay and I am the only person it would look for. When he is used to a person already he is the most loving and sweet doggie but if not he is very guarded. One thing that is funny is that this dog is used to air conditioned room or like to sleep in front of the fan! Electricity is continuously going up and I am economizing electric usage. He wants the fan to blow steadily at him and won't stop barking until it is focused on him....what cab I do about this? The owner suggested I get another puppy to play with it because he was used to having another dog in the house could be he is bored and lonely that is why it wants so much attention... what do you think?
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8 responses
• Philippines
11 Apr 10
Hi candyfairy21, animals are like humans too; they need a lot of time to adjust themselves when they're in the new house. You have to spend more time on them to train them well. Why not bring your dog to a playground and maybe if you play with it for a longer time, he get used to be close to you. Dogs with breeding are quite fragile with their health. They need immunization, they need to be constantly monitored but they are intelligent and lovable. Well maybe the owner is right but if you really could afford it to get another puppy why not. Or just imagine you're a puppy; in another words spend more time on your new dog.
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
Hi mercedlegurpa, I spend a whole lot of time with my puppy, I comb his hair twice a day and prepare his food on time. He has completed his immunization his previous owner had him vaccinated. I try to play with her but more often she would snob me lol... I found out that she likes balls and I bought her one and she loves to play with it. However the previous owner noted that she isn't as active as she was when she had a playmate. That worried me too because she would just lay down and sleep most of the time...she would play a lil bit but that's it. How do you get your puppy to learn how to play fetch?
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 10
Again by teaching him you just keep throwing it and tell him to fetch eventually he will learn and he will do it
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
You have to be patient; he's just a puppy not a full grown dog. Well for my puppy to learn how to play fetch, I just keep on training and training until he get used to it. Sometimes he's lazy but because I wanted him to be an intelligent dog, I keep my cool and trained him.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
11 Apr 10
Hi Candyfairy Ok the Puppy is 5 months What you need to do is not stay outside with her but keep putting her out if she comes back in and heads for the Settee then in a stern Voice say no pick it up and put the Puppy straight back outside You have to keep doing this and it will take time and Patience Jack Russels are well known for being fierce Dogs and you need to get on top of that to If the Puppy goes to bite you again need to say, tell the Puppy it is naughty and tell it to lie down and to stay The old fashioned way to train a puppy has been to roll up a Newspaper and tap the Dog on the Nose with it but I do not believe in doing that, but if your Puppy does not stop the Fierceness you might have to turn to that I hope this helps a bit As for sleeping with you if you do not want it to sleep on the bed, buy him/her its own Bed and put it next to yours My little one sometimes sleep with me on my bed but he prefers his own bed which is next to mine he has his own blankets and Pillows in it to They just want to be close to you and know they are safe Good luck on the Training
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
Hi Gabs! Thank you for your tips I will keep this in mind. Yup she is kinda fierce but somehow gentle in a way. Naughty and funny and sweet this are the 3 words to describe my jack russell. He really loves to stay near me and follows me wherever I go. Yesterday I fell asleep on the couch in the living room and he never made a sound when I woke up I saw him lying on the floor close to me. I am ordering his bed but wonder if he would sleep on it. I placed a large blanket on the floor and a pillow but he never sleeps there either he sleeps on bare floors or on my bed! How do I get this mutt to sleep on his own bed? How did you do it with yours?
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
12 Apr 10
Hi Candy Gissi turns his bed the way he likes it I just kept showing him it and it is always close to my bed so in the end he just started to go in it The bed is the Size for a large Dog lol and Gissi is only little but he likes to spread out Do not get him a plastic one get him a furry one He obviously trusts you and he is your Dog, this is his way of showing you that he is so happy to be with you and he feels secure with you, he just needs to learn that you will not let anyone hurt him and no matter what you do with him, brushing him, bathing him and even when feeding him, always talk to him He needs to know he is staying with you and he needs to know he is yours I have been brought up with Dogs, most of my Dogs have been rescues, it is hard work but it is worth it in the end, I have always had Dogs I adore them and they always get treated like a Child, because these Pets Cats or Dogs understand a lot more then People give them credit for, they show in their own way how they feel what they are thinking and what they want to tell us
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
11 Apr 10
This can be fun to train this dog. You will just have to keep at it and soon it will get used to the idea of going outside to do it's thing. You will have your work cut out for you but if you don't give up and you let the dog know that you will not tolerate the messing in the house then he will come around. We are setting a young female dog while her owner is recovering from an auto accident and she has never had any house training so we are experiencing your same problems. But she has been here now a month and has stopped from using the inside of the house for her bathroom, she even comes to me when she wants to go out. She also now goes all night without having to go out side. You need to discourage him from wanting to get in your bed unless you plan to share your bed with him. Learn to shut out his whining when you know that he is only wanting something he is not supposed to have. Reward him when he does things you want him to and don't reward him when he is bad. Also scold him when he does wrong, this will make him love and respect you.
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
I guess there kinda lil children manley huh? I do talk to him and scold him now but still very gently. Her previous owner told me that if you scold her harshly she rebels and do it more so often! NO wonder why this breed was called the rebel dog!lolz....I was actually opting for a poodle or shihtzu but my friend was so darn tricky she made sure I'd take her! BUt on the whole she is a wondeful lil dog and everybody's mood here has lightened up ever since she came. My only problem is the toileting thingy. by the way should I just throw my mattress out or is there something I can do about it?
@manleyjoe (1599)
• United States
13 Apr 10
I really don't know what you can do to get the smell out of the mattress and as long as it is there anytime you dog is in the room he will try to remark his spot. You might try using Fabreez or something like it to get the smell out. Yes they are like children and we treat our dog, a Cocker mix, like a son. We even call him our "fuzzy Child" Females are the hardest to train but it can be done.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
11 Apr 10
I've never used a kennel to train a dog not to pee/poop in the house, but the next time I have a puppy, I plan to invest in one. I've always had a back yard, when I've had a puppy, and so leaving the puppy outside with my other dogs has usually been the way I've trained them. The puppy sees the other dogs peeing/pooping outside and eventually follows. When it's too cold/hot outside, I've used newspaper in the house, teaching the puppy to pee/poop on the newspaper. I agree you'll have to get the smell out of the couch or he'll continue to pee/poop there. The more you can have the puppy meet other dogs and people, the better off you and your dog will be. Socialization is very important at this early age.
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
HI hofferp, yup now I get it. I did take my doggie out i the garden and let him roam around for 2 hours but he never did pee or pooop but when we got back inside he peed on the furniture.I was well I have no words to describe how I felt....frustrated maybe. Yes I plan to take the dog with me out to the mall but I do not know if the mall here is dog friendly. I think exposing him to this environment will make him more sociable.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
12 Apr 10
I might start with something less ambitious than the mall. How about just meeting the neighbors, neighbors' dogs...? When the dog peed on the furniture, did you immediately take him outside? That's what I do, telling him "no" at the furniture and then taking him outside.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
11 Apr 10
For housebreaking the puppy, the best thing we use is a kennel. One that isn't real big, just big enough for the puppy to be able to turn around in. (don't worry, dogs love the enclosed feeling) Whenever I can't be around the dog, like over night or a trip into town, I put my dog inside the kennel. Because it has just enough room, the dog won't go to the bathroom, because it is their lying down space. Never leave the dog in there for too long, for you can't expect them to hold it, though I have known dogs to hold it all day long. And get a cleaner, (I have woolite stain and spot remover for this purpose) and after cleaning the spot, this cleaner will make it so they don't go there again. (Dogs will keep going in the same spot, which is why you need something special to remove that odor) As for socializing the dog, there are ways to do this. With people, just keep taking the dog around people like go on walks and have your friends come over. (Keep the dog on a leash if they are aggressive) With other dogs, I heard keeping both dogs on a leash and allowing some contact, pulling back if one gets aggressive and saying "NO" in a harsh tone may work. Here is a link, (Not a referral) for the dog whisperer. This site may help you with the socializing part and any other questions you have. http://www.cesarsway.com/
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
hi Carmel, Thank you for giving me this insight. I was happy early this morning when I woke up and found that my dog pooped outside(yipeee!) He never pooped or peed inside the house. I talked to him gently when I was petting him and it seemed to have worked. However tonight I decide to take him back to my room. I have 2 king sized bed in my room and have not yet aired out or cleaned the other mattress he peed in the other night, tonight he peed in it again! So if I understand you correctly I must clean it and use an odor remover so he won't pee on it again? Is that right?
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• United States
12 Apr 10
That is correct. The kind I have is called Woolite pet and stain remover for upholstery and carpet. This removes the smell that attracts dogs to go in the same area. Talking to him and petting him is good when he goes outside, but if he goes inside, don't, that will only confuse him. I also can't stress it enough, even if you have to borrow a kennel until the dog is housebroken, then do so. I house trained a deaf dog this way because she couldn't hear me say "No, bad girl" or Yes good girl" And the puppies I have now, I had them house trained in just a few short weeks by using a kennel.
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
12 Apr 10
Hey Candy. Listen it is going to take time for him to get used to the new surroundings. However, When you made the choice of getting the dog, you forfeited all your niced stuff. I dont mean that you have to let him destroy your stuff. Im just telling you not to be alarmed when these types of accidents happen. Its easier to train a dog from birth. You have to hace patience. you will have alot of bad days and few good days. however in the end it will work itself out. I would put papers down. My dog is the same. I take him outside and as soon as we come in he pees. Its tough because the dog has been taught to pee on papers not outside. However, as soon as you wake up, take him out, ten/fifteen minutes after he eats, take him out. Get him used to the idea. You must stick to it. Dont yell at him because he doesnt do it outside. He will become confused. Put yourself in his shoes. Here he is peeing on the paper like a good boy and now he's being yelled at because of it. If he pees, dip the piece of newspaper in the urine. Place the dipped piece with the papers you want him to pee on. He'll pick up his scent. You will have to be patient. I promise you it will work. If you need anything, send me a pm and I will help you with anything you need. dl
• Philippines
12 Apr 10
Hi dl, thank you for the insights I am learning more by the day. It seems like extra work sometimes but whenever I see her she makes me laugh. She reminds me of a small child trying to be cute lol. Yes, I will take your suggestion. By the way I have not been able to find out an odor remover here at my place is there anyway I can make my own? So wherever he picks up his scent he will stay there an pee there is that right?
• United States
12 Apr 10
Hi I think he just adjusting on a new environment. Just give him time and be patient. To housebreak your dog, whenever you see him about to poo inside your house immediately carry him outside and wait until he pee or poo and after that you must praise him by saying "Good Boy" and give him treats so that he'll know that he did the right thing. For instances that you saw him already poo inside your house you scold him by saying "Bad dog" (It is important to be firm by raising the tone of your voice so that he'll know that what he did was wrong but don't hurt him.) and carry him again outside then leave him there and let him eat and wait until he poo and once you saw that he already did you praise him again and give him rewards like treats and let him come inside your house. Just do the same thing everyday and he'll learn in no time. Just be patient. Good luck :)
• Philippines
13 Apr 10
would be needing lots and lots of patience. He learned how to pee outside buy he did it again last night and today. I scolded him today and did not try and sweet talk him. I hope he learns in time....
@urbandekay (18312)
11 Apr 10
It works like this, either you train it or it trains you. At the moment it is training you! all the best urban