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Old 10-07-2009, 06:05 PM
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And still no having 2 intact males means nothing. I have lived with intact animals all my life. and we have never had this issue.
Just because your dog doesn't mark though doesn't mean it doesn't happen in other dogs. I know we just had this talk in Squishy's thread a week or so ago. It happens and it's not related to potty training. However it can be dealt with and should be. It shouldn't just be allowed to continue on, but it can be a hard habit to break.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:09 PM
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Just because your dog doesn't mark though doesn't mean it doesn't happen in other dogs. I know we just had this talk in Squishy's thread a week or so ago. It happens and it's not related to potty training. However it can be dealt with and should be. It shouldn't just be allowed to continue on, but it can be a hard habit to break.
I understand that. My point is you dont just brush it off becuase you have 2 intact dogs, you train them, instead of just sayin when you have 2 intact males, they will mark. well you work with it to mold it and train it out. which the OP refuses to do
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:28 PM
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I'll try the belly band. Thanks.

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I understand that. My point is you dont just brush it off becuase you have 2 intact dogs, you train them, instead of just sayin when you have 2 intact males, they will mark. well you work with it to mold it and train it out. which the OP refuses to do
OK, dog whisperer, come work your magic with my pups.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:42 PM
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I'll try the belly band. Thanks.



OK, dog whisperer, come work your magic with my pups.
nobody is going to do it for you. and im sorry being a teenager isn't an excuse, buying a dog is about putting the effort and patience to train them to behave properly and having the TIME to spend with them.

im sorry, but if you wanted a pet that didn't mark, bark or cause any trouble with no training then you should've gotten a goldfish or hamster.

these dogs are your responsibility.its YOUR job to give them the best life possible. and if you don't want that responsibility then find them new homes that have time for them
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:43 PM
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I'll try the belly band. Thanks.



OK, dog whisperer, come work your magic with my pups.
haha. Why would I go and try and fix 8 years worth of no training on a dog I do not know or live with? these dogs do not effect my daly life
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:55 PM
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haha. Why would I go and try and fix 8 years worth of no training on a dog I do not know or live with? these dogs do not effect my daly life
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:02 PM
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A belly band can be a good tool to use! I've always frowned upon them in the past, labeled it as a quick, easy, "band aid" fix. But, to be honest it is impossible to 100% watch a dog, 100% of the time. Sometimes when you get home from work, you have to do laundry, clean house, etc. A belly band, even during these times has helped in this household, a lot. And after a while, the habit of the marking decreased and we were able to wean him off of the belly band. Now, it still needs to be on while we are not home (and part of it is separation anxiety) but I honestly have to say that it helped with the training.

The other part was prevention (crate, gated in one room, or x-pen) and the SUPERWATCHING (lol)... I wanted to catch him in the act after the prevention worked for a while. Some may disagree with this, but he had to know that we thought it was Not Okay to mark in the house It only took once or twice, and he caught on. I also praised appropriate marking outside But like I said, sometimes you have work to do around the house and you try to keep one eye on them, but that's when its common to have accidents (thats when we used belly bands)

I hope that helps. Is there a room you could baby gate off to keep them in when your not home? That's another idea, in addition to a big crate or x-pen.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:21 PM
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If I use the belly bands, then that would allow me to let them stay in my room rather than a crate. How can I work on them with barking/whining while locked in?
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:31 PM
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Are your dogs interested in toys like kongs, puzzle balls, etc? (and more importantly would they be non-possessive about them so they would be okay with them alone?)

That's what I would try. Its a great distraction tool, and you could reward the silence. You could also alter these ideas for what works with you & your dogs.
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Take one step away from your dog. If he is calm, click your clicker and return to your dog.
Take two steps away from your dog. If he is calm, click and return.
Take three steps away from your dog. If he is calm, click and return. If he is not calm, wait quietly until he calms down, then click and return. Then start again, taking just one step away from your dog.
For example, if your dogs are fine with you walking away from them, leaving the room, but not exiting the front door, I would start there.

I think a lot of dogs are 'misdiagnosed' with separation anxiety - I think dogs who are not used to being confined are a little bit anxious, but its also similar to a toddlers behavior, throwing a minor fit because they're not really all that happy about it lol
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