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K-9 Behavior

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Dsc00986_max50

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Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I was wondering if anyone has any issues with there K-9 Urinating in the house. I have a very dominate Canine that was with a handler that was not the Alpha male for 1 in a half years. I have had him for a little over a year now and he is fine when I am around but if I walk away for a moment. He will get up and urinate in the house. I feel it has some issue with his previous handler being the alpha male. I have passed the schools with him he listens well. If anyone has some answers that would be great,

Th_germanshepard_max50

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Rated +1 | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

He either isn't completely house trained and just doesn't understand or he's marking. Is there another dog in the house? At any rate, I'd go back to crate training. If he doesn't do it when you are with him, anytime you leave him, put him in a crate. You can't stop it if he is allowed to do it. You can't correct that behavior after the fact.  Either take him with you or crate him. As soon as you return to him, let him out of the crate and take him directly outside.


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I agree with DFrost 100%.  Back to basics.  Use the crate.  Or you can try setting him up.  The correction must be exactly at the moment he lifts that leg up.  Good luck.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

I have been crating him, and I have not had any problems since. His drive is much better for work as well. I think it was a issue of to much freedom. I do have another dog in the house. He a 14 year old black lab. Thank you for your help. I was just wondering if there were any other handlers that have this problem.

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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

There are some working dogs that will perform better when they are kenneled. Some dogs just get too comfortable and can not be a house pet and a working dog. You might have one of them.


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Rate This | Posted almost 6 years ago

 

14 year old black lab.....heck he's like 120 years old in human years,,Im only 43 and I get up 3 times a night to take a piss, so Im not gonna hold it against him