Thursday, October 31, 2013

Bette Update

Bette goes for a walk
It's been three weeks and I am totally frustrated. Bette is a very sweet dog, both cute and cuddly. The problem is I cannot house train her. For three weeks I have been trying to catch her peeing in the house so I can grab her and rush her outside. She is a stealth pisser, just like Sasha was, only Sasha peed in the shower. Bette pees in the sun room off the living room. I have been going through one and a half rolls of paper towels per day. Not only that, but the volume of pee has been steadily increasing and Mark insists on buying the cheap paper towels that turn into wet mush when dropped on a pee puddle. Sometimes she goes for four or five hours without peeing, other times she pisses every hour on the hour. I am honestly considering a diaper on her ass, and a bell on her collar. I did catch her pooping the other day. I shouted "NO!" real loud, then grabbed her and ran through the house to the back door while poop pellets popped out of her little ass like a furry Pez dispenser.

It's not just the toilet habits that have me pulling my hair out. Bette refuses to walk on a leash. When we walk out the front door all is fine. She struts down the front porch and out the gate, then stops. I've tried coaxing her, tapping her ass lightly with a stick to get her going, and dragging her along behind me. Nothing, she refuses to go along with the program. So when it's time for her "walk" I have to pick her up and carry down to her favorite poopy/pee place, and then when she is done pick her up and carry her back home. One of the neighbors suggested strapping her to a skate board. That might work, or I could just give up, buy better paper towels, and let her turn the sun room into a permanent toilet.

16 comments:

  1. gladit'snotme...gladit'snotme...gladit'snotme...

    but I'm still sorry you're having problems.

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  2. Ah you just got rid of my puppy want... thank you.

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  3. On an unrelated note, your blog has caused my Avast Antivirus to give me a malware warning for the past couple of posts... have you added an embeded counter or something to your blog page recently? Is anyone else having this issue?

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  4. ***Sigh***

    Sorry to hear this. What about the old crate training thing?

    As for not walking on a lead. Who would think it? They usually resist at first but then they get the hang of it.

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  5. Steven, no I haven't done a thing to it lately. It could be the counter though. They may have added something I'm not aware of.

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  6. Hostess, I used to know a Gladys Knotmi. Iranian I believe.

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  7. Okay....time for a GOOD in-home trainer. You AND Mark need to get trained to show that pup who is the pack leader. I do believe that Schnauzers have too much German attitude in them. You just have to be consistent and probably will need to crate her more until she gets the message.

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  8. Hi Alan,
    I'm so sorry to hear about these problems, they are the kind that would put me over the edge.

    I'm not a dog person, but it seems to me Peggy has the right idea and you need to get a Trainer to work with the dog; I would imagine it would be costly, but, worth what ever it costs if you are going to keep Bette and your happiness?

    Could that be the reason someone else gave her up and she ended in the pound??

    Hoping for the best, happy halloween!

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  9. http://kturby.com/litter/litter.htm

    She may be stressed out about things. The thing she does not need is raising your voice. My suggestion would be either doggie diapers, absorbant training pads, or a litter box. When you see her peeing in inappropriate areas simply say no in a calm manor and then place her on the pad or in the litter box. When she begins to use one of them reward her eith loving attention or treats.

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  10. No puppy problems hereNovember 1, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    After using the crate training method with our current dog, I highly recommend it. Didn't take long either and to this day she goes in her crate on her own. Took the door off she loves it!Never thought I would recommend it but we now have THE best dog.

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  11. Funny, but the high pitched scream and running AT them works so well with kids and dogs when they are in the act of misbehaving.....I find I've only had to do that once or twice to get the point across. Of course the first time you will scare the shit out of them so be prepared!!

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  12. A Nony Mouse, I have yet to catch Bette peeing in the house, so it's hard to get my point across to her.

    Garrett, since when does a cat lady know about dogs? I housebroke Chandler in one week, but he insisted on peeing right in front of me. It was easier.

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  13. I feel your pain but on the other end of life. My little Corgi, Blue has degenerative myelopathy and has lost all feeling in the lower half. Hope you have success soon since it's trying on one's nerves. Loved the image "furry Pez dispenser"! :)

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  14. I feel your pain but on the other end of life. My little Corgi, Blue has degenerative myelopathy and has lost all feeling in the lower half. Hope you have success soon since it's trying on one's nerves. Loved the image "furry Pez dispenser"! :)

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  15. Sorry for the double comment. Damn spaz finger.

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  16. Spaz Finger, I saw them at the Aragon back in 1982.

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