I put these together to further emphysis the incongruity between them. If the dog knew to go out each and every time that is what it would do. I think it is a giant mistake to think dogs have the same moral understanding of Right form wrong as humans, what they understand is what works and what does not work in their own percieved self interest. The is no moral code as such. And the last is self explainitory because it is true.she knows to go outside ...i don't think they taught her right from wrong ...when she had done this she hadn't got a clue why we was upset
Dogs that go in the house do so because the are unclear on the rules. Let us assume for instance that a Dog does Know right from Wrong and deliberitely choose wrong. how do crorect that.? Whereas if one assumes the dog does not have a clear understand of the rule, then simply teaching the rule to the dog solves the problem. Which assumption is more likely to produce results?
There is a idom in dog training that the dog is the reflection of the ability of the trainer. That said one must also look at all the dog when there are multiple dogs and only one has a problem it is more likely the cause of a problem is something unique with that particular dog than those doing the training.i don't know if its because of me & tony because we are both not well people
Dogs develop a substrate and location preference about where to relive themselves. This is why controling accidents are important. Every accident creates and reinforces the impression in the dogs mind that where they are going is acceptable. Also ure has a tendency to penetrate carpet the pad an get permenantly imbeded in the subfloor. Even when recovered there may be still a lingering odor that is attracting the dog to the spot that will continue unless the subfloor is removed or treated to seal in the odor.it's always on my side or my daughters bedroom
its gotten that bad that we have had to take up all the carpet
Simply put a dog having accident in a house is simply not housetrained House training an adult dog is no different than a puppy except it is harder because there is more history of accidents to over come. see Housetraining Your Puppy for info on substrate preference, how to change it and basic housetraining advice. The first step however in the process is prevent accidents from occuring. This requires strict supervision and confinement when supervision is not posible. Some find teathering the dog to themselves with the leash an effective technique.
Don't know your set-up and how the dog gets outdoors to eliminate. If you are using a Doggie door keep in mind in general dogs trained with a doogie door are less thouroghly trained and compentent than other house trained dogs. This is not an indictement of doogy doors quite the opposite because they require less extensive an thurough training is why people choose then in the first place but I do believe their is a slightly higher rate of loss of house training with them as well. For instance I am dealling with two issue with my youngest as it relates to using a doogie door.she knows to go outside
1. I inadequitly trained the trainsition between sending her out and rewarding her for going out on her own, She would wait to be sent out and when that did not occur sneak off and find a spot in the house. The only cure is more dilligent supervision to prevent sneeking of and up the reward for going out on her own. The other problem is more difficult and may never be completely solved, That is the issue of consitent use of punishment under certain situations that reduces the likelihood of going out to deficate. Specifically when the dogs views certain environmental conditions like rain as adversive and something to avoid it becomes more diffuclt to get the dog to coluntarily go out in these conditions. One can reward the dog for doing so when you are home but the dog knows there are no reward when you are not. Currently I need to confine when these weather conditions exist and I am not home but am always look for new ways to change the dogs perception of rain into something that is fun.
Another helpful tool in managing the dogs behavior to prevent accidents is a strict schedual. A dog on a schedual for food, water, play and sleep will also be on a schedual for when it need to go. When the behavior is predictable it is easier to control.
Whenthe dog need to signal when it need to go out, is often the first break down in house training occurs. Most assume a dog will naturally, and easily find a signal that witll work consitently to inform the human it need to go. Nothing is further from the truth, on the contrary it is not simple or easy for the dog to do this and more often than not simply serindipity . This road block can easily be overcome by rather relying on the dog to discover a signal that works is to train a singnal to the dog. On that most find rather easy to train and very effective, is to teach the dog to ring a bell
House Training: Ring My Bell!
Keep one thing in mind from the Housetraining link above activity makes pee. It would not be unual for a dog even after going outside need to go again if it was active while outside, Often after it comes in and has a big drink. This can be anticipated and therfore avoided. However if she is not going in the first place the following tip may helpcan have her outside for an hour & she will come in & pee
Potty training tip
It accomplish many thing important to potty training. 1. defines where to go for the dog. The whole "garden" can be rather amorhpious concept for the dog when it comes to a potty spot. 2. Teaching a more limited spot makes cleanup easier. 3. It rewards the dog for going. 4 it creates a safe environment, IMHO some dogs require more privacey than others just being attached to a leash in close proximity to a human can inhibit them. I could speculate why this is but as stated in other threads why does not help in solving the problem.Ok, here's a great little trick I picked up while fostering an 8 week old greyhound puppy last summer. Get an x-pen, also called a puppy pen or an exercise pen. They're small pens made of heavy metal wire fencing. They give the pup an area not too much bigger than a large crate, and they sit right on the ground. Set up the x-pen in a grassy area with nothing else on the ground inside it, use a few tent stakes to stake it to the ground so it can't be knocked over if the pup jumps up against it, and put her inside. She doesn't come out to sniff, or play or go inside, until she goes potty. As soon as she goes potty, out she comes with much rejoicing, apply treats to puppy liberally, and then it's play/explore time, or whatever else she wants to do. Her reward for pottying is to get out of "potty prison". It worked pretty well for the little boy I fostered last summer--he had nothing in the pen to distract him from business at hand, and he *really* wanted out so he learned to get to work in a hurry.
Just because you are in the same house does not mean there are not occasion you are seperated, different room etc. however some of the behavior are unrelated to seperation anxiety but that does not mean it does not play a role in others. it is worth investigating, Such as not going outside could be related to not wanting to leave you or your husband,she suffers very bad from separation anxiety but that shouldn't bother her when we are home
Using the search function you should find a number of threads on seperation anxiety that may prove helpful keeo in mind however treatment usually requires the use of drugs as well because quite simply the protocol for behavior modification which requires no abscence longer than the dog can handle is simply not possible in a remotely modern household,