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Calling all Dog experts. Can you please offer advice?


Help! My 8 year-old, neutered male Cocker Spaniel has been "messing" in the house on a regular basis for the past 3 months. I can't think of a single reason for this happening out of the clear blue. He KNOWS it's naughty and I've tried everything I know. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated! He wets AND the OTHER!

 

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    Paula (fpherj48) 3 years ago

    Angela...Good to see you! Thanks so much for the special education on Cockers. You've given me much to look in to; "They" are a nervous dog, I'll admit and hyper sensitive. This makes solutions even more difficult! But I'm determined.

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    Paula (fpherj48) 3 years ago

    Kaili....Thank you so much. Everyone has been so sweet and helpful with suggestions on my baby's recent "issue"....I am taking all of these suggestions into consideration...especially the "re-training." I think he'll respond to that.

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    Paula (fpherj48) 3 years ago

    DrM...Thank U so much. Oddly enuf..I am rearranging around here..to do precisely what you suggest. The baby gate is up again & we're reverting to house training. Shall see what happens! All suggestions so far have been GREAT! He KNOWS he's hands


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    Paula (fpherj48) 3 years ago

    peeples..your list is great.! no new animals. don't have neighbors...live near the woods..birds all the time..he loves birds cockers are "bird dogs" NO to cleaners, schedule & he goes nowhere except 4 rides w/ me.No to stress or new food. MYSTERY

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    Paula (fpherj48) 3 years ago

    psy.....Thanks 4 ur input. He had a complt physcl 2 mos. ago w/ blood & urine specimen. Doc says he's in great health. Also....no other symptoms. I'm at a loss......and getting impatient..

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    Peeples 3 years ago

    Great to hear there's a clean bill of health! Yes! That could trigger his behavior. Time to mark the territory or maybe he's feeling lonely when she leaves. Depressed dogs often revert to old or bad behavior.


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    Paula (fpherj48) 3 years ago

    Yes, he is a beauty and I love him......made an appointment. I'll keep u all updated. Everyone has been so helpful.