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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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.
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.
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
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
I saw Peeples post after I sent this-good advice there.Since the food is the same, have you considered food allergies?Is st loose, like colitis?If food allergies are involved, need to try hypoallerg.diet.I prefer raw for my dogs,lots of good info
not loose. Perfectly formed, healthy looking stools....Did i mention he's a HUGE baby....Mama's boy? "looks" so ashamed, but obviously doesn't matter.
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.
Makes sense, peeples. Something so simple that just got past my radar. Bad, bad mommy!
Sure glad that Toby is not sick. Did the Vet explain why Toby would have this reaction to Miciah's visit? Is this behavior specific to a Cocker Spaniel?
Does it have something to do with territorial marking?
Hi DJ !! Yes to all....plus a fierce jealousy where I am concerned. Naturally I am loving toward Miciah (my grand daughter LOL!) and I can tell you for certain that Toby HATES that. I just did not put it together.
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..