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I want to get rid of this peeing everywhere problem of my dog, help?

I have a 7 months old German Shepherd, named Tiger. He has been house trained (he pees in a specific place of the house, where news papers r kept or whenever i take him out.). We used to leave him in a bedroom with door locked but windows open. newspapers in one corner for him to pee, water & toys to play. But since a few days, we thought he will be better left on our varrandah(at the front gate), big enough (10ft x 10ft), and we leave him there with a carpet to sleep, water & few choostix. He is happy, never barking when left out on varrandah. But a peculiar habit he has developed since then, He pees around every where in the house, lesser quantity. He doesnt search for newspapers, but jus pees wherever he feels like !! But same behaviour doesnt repeat in the night. I take him for a walk at 10 & come back to sleep, till 5am, he doesnt pee anywer in the bedroom (if its urgent, he has a corner with newspapers there, which he uses). Other than this, he eats only milk/curd rice and drinks lots of buttermilk & good amnt of water. Doesnt like RoyalCanine, Best In Show or any kibble for that matter ! South indian dog he is !! I want to get rid of this peeing everywhere problem.. How do i go about it ? I tried keeping newspapers in the varrandah but he doesnt use it there, and often that newspaper is torn out or wet with water. please help guys
By Phani Krishna · 10 May 2010 3:56 pm

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By Runni · 10 May 2010 4:38 pm
Hmmm...Tiger is quick to pick up new habits. He is entering a phase when he will become territorial. This type of pissing may be a sign of that. Or he is thinking that he must pee inside as he is staying outside.
I will suggest that u retrain him. He doesnt pee in ur bedroom, that good. Keep putting newspaper in the balcony. Encourage him to use that. Praise him if he uses it. When u come back from work take him out immediately for toilet, wait till he is done. Keep a close watch after coming back home. If he tries to pee inside rush to him shouting a loud "NOOOOOO" & show him the newspaper kept in the balcony. Praise for using the proper place. I guess he has become confused due to sudden change in his sleeping area. So u need to retrain him. I had to retrain Jack when we shifted to new house. If took only 1.5 days. So I am sure Tiger will also learn quickly if u be consistant.
Its time u gradually remove all newpapers except the one placed in the balcony. Encourage him to use that place only. He is now big enough to hold his bladder for 5-6 hrs. So try to train him in a way so that he pees only in the balcony, nowhere else. Just praise him everytime he pees there. That will do.
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By Gopal Krishna · 10 May 2010 11:16 pm
I dono how you can not see he is becoming dominant :)
he is peeing in the house... in the every corner... He is marking his territory... and this is only happens when you losses your control and dominance... everything happens in dog's world is the specially with male is for the alpha position... GSD are very energetic and strong willed dog and always need something to do... They are basically a herding dog and they need challenges... else later on he will challenge you for the alpha position... and knowingly or unknowingly will become the alpha male and will develop some more behavioral problems...

few question first then i will be able to help more:
1. How often you take him for walk and exercise???
2. What is his level of training???
3. What is his day routine???
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By Gopal Krishna · 10 May 2010 11:33 pm
Please don't mind me but I forget to add that only giving big enough space to dog to live and giving food is not sometime enough for the big and strong willed dogs like GSD, Rotty, Border collie etc
always look the dogs heritage and then give them the challenges according to their personality...
more than 50k GSD are serving different counties armed and police force... and most of them are very high rank dogs and holding loads of medal on their shoulder... they rank 3 in the dog's intelligence test... you can yourself guess when they have nothing to do in what way they will shape their mind unless you wont shape it...

this is the age he is entering in his puberty... and you have to be very cautious from now till he is 2-2.5 yrs at least...
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By Gopal Krishna · 10 May 2010 11:35 pm
Please don't mind me but I forget to add that only giving big enough space to dog to live and giving food is not sometime enough for the big and strong willed dogs like GSD, Rotty, Border collie etc
always look the dogs heritage and then give them the challenges according to their personality...
more than 50k GSD are serving different counties armed and police force... and most of them are very high rank dogs and holding loads of medal on their shoulder... they rank 3 in the dog's intelligence test... you can yourself guess when they have nothing to do in what way they will shape their mind unless you wont shape it...

this is the age he is entering in his puberty... and you have to be very cautious from now till he is 2-2.5 yrs at least...
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By Phani Krishna · 11 May 2010 11:50 am
Thanks for your inputs.. To answer your Questions here i go in detail:

1. How often do i take him for walk & excercise ?
A. 3 times a day (morning 6.45am - walk for 20 mins(slow) , evening 6pm(1hr, long, brisk & incline climbing), night 10pm (lazy 30 mins walk))... This is what i do everyday with him. Other than twice or thrice a week we play foot ball at home(i basically play with his mouth ball, as he tries to fetch it, i hit it) ... I dont know how to involve him in games and activities.. and he also bites a bit, so my wife never plays !

2. What is his level of training?
A. Very basic .. he does a sit, stay, down ...these i have trained looking at few online resources and pms from members in this community!

3. What is his day routine?
A. He wakes up at 5am (my alarm time), and i take him to the gate for a pee, he comes back and lazes around in half sleep while i get ready and perform my pooja and stuff.. I get ready by 6.45 and he is then ready for a walk. Come back and he has food at 7.15 till 8. I leave for office and my wife leaves him out in the varandah. He plays around a little and sits at the gate. I come back at 6, make him run in the house a little, take him out for a long walk on the inclines and slopes, and feed him at 6.45--7pm. Then give him a bone to chew, while i do some browsing and have coffee. After my wife is back at 8.30, we play a bit (make him run in the house) and at abt 10pm, again i take him for a lazy walk after my dinner, come back and serve him his last dose of curd rice. he eats that and goes to bed by 11pm dot !! He likes sleeping on time :D

whenevr i m there, he doesnt venture climbing over the bed. But when my wife is around, he tries to get over the bed and repeatedly does that. When i tie him up in the morning while i get ready, he usually barks a lot. He pees a lot at 5am and doesnt do anything till 7am, when i take him for walk. But today, we left him in the varandah for a change, while i was getting ready, so he doesnt bark. But he peed in the varandah today !! I guess he got a habit of peeing anywer in the varandah and also carries it inside the house !! Not sure how to kill that habit.

I tried keeping papers there, but he doesnt use the papers, and often the papers get wet in rain. The only place which stays dry during rain also, he uses to sleep and food is also there. So i am thinking what to do with that.
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By Runni · 12 May 2010 9:48 am
Clean all other place thoroughly to remove his urine odour except the balcony. Praise him a lot immediately if u see him using the balcony for peeing. Correct him if he tries to urinate anywhere else. Soak a newspaper/cloth in his urine & put it in the balcony. Encourage him to use that spot. Dont allow him anymore to urinate in the house, not even in night. Either he should learn to hold his bladder or make some signal so that u can let him out to the balcony in case of emergency. Remove all newspapers except those in the balcony. A lot of praise & encouragement will tell him that balcony is the right place to pee.
Curb any dominant behaviour immediately. If u r consistant this problem can be solved quickly.
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By Shalesh Singh · 12 May 2010 12:00 pm
thanks...
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By Gopal Krishna · 12 May 2010 1:16 pm
Sorry For the Late reply

Runni Have already gave the input about toilet training

I will just share some more information about behavior problems

GSD are very intelligent and loyal dog and because if their intelligence some times they feel like taking charge of the situation that is why they are very popular in police and armed forces
As I understand from your post for your dog you are the alpha male and he only trust you... because your wife has no involvement in the activity with him... He is growing and at the stage of puberty... when you leave home he sees that his master I mean you and feels that behind you he shall look after everything... He tries to take your position...

this is why he marks his territory for external threats... I am sure he loves his family and this action is for his family... this is why he climbs on bed and other areas where you usually sit to show the alpha position when you are not at home...

I will suggest you to involve everybody who is in your family in his training and walk... at least your wife because she lives at home and should have higher position than dog...

The dog should have respect and trust for each family member... dont misunderstand the statement... it doesnt means that they dont love you... we should always be a leader in dogs eyes... and this only comes from discipline and effort... hope this is informative for you... for any doubt please do a post i will be happy to answer


@Runni : Thanks, Thanks for sharing the information....
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By Phani Krishna · 12 May 2010 1:41 pm
Well... This a very good information from Runni & GopalaKrishna. Thanks a lot guys

I am worried abt his biting habit also. He tends to bite my wife and me as well. I somehow push him off and move away from him, but my wife is usually clueless, shouting No NO NO !! but tiger never listens. I am thinking he does this due to lack of activity to spend his energy levels. I am not sure what to do for this?

I doubt if Tiger has learnt bowel control, because he urinates very often, searching for spots to urinate.. and if he doesnt find any, he urinates wherever he wants. But after 11pm till 5am he doesnt pee at all. Between 6pm and 11pm he tends to pee atleast 4 or 5 times. As long as i take him for walk, he pees a little and comes back home and pees again after an hour or so. I dono how many times he is peeing in between 8am and 6pm bcoz i am not there to watch out.

How do i curb his habit of peeing everywhere... even when i am in the house he does this !
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By Gopal Krishna · 12 May 2010 2:01 pm
Biting is just a common issue in dog world they do almost everything with their teeth...
Like:
controlling others: Mother dog carries their child in their teeth and always give a soft nipping on their neck or an alpha male nips the other dogs neck to gain the control...

Playing: They bites each other legs or body while playing even they use their teeth to play tug of war...

I guess his bite might not be too harsh but he is showing all the alpha dominance character with your wife i will suggest you to let you have some control over him... tell her practice command with him specially down... and walk him

and for biting i will suggest you and your wife to do one thing...
when he tries to bite or bite first say "no" and just tight your palm and put you palm inside his mouth and push a bit further so that he will feel bit uncomfortable... dont be too harsh with him and hold for 2-3 second and then release... this will definitely help... it sounds harsh but its not and it is very effective
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By Phani Krishna · 12 May 2010 2:07 pm
hmmm will try to do this from now on !!

He also has a very playful mentality to everything.. a kid :D
there are two street dogs near my house and he plays a lot with those dogs.. trying to make then fall down, getting upon those dogs, etc.. and whenever those street dogs r present, it becomes a tedious exercise for me to make my tiger poop !! He doesnt listen, and the street dog wud follow wherever i and tiger go.. making it more tough for me.. Is it ok to let him play with those dogs or is he learning something from those?
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By Gopal Krishna · 12 May 2010 2:19 pm
they follow you and him because he has a leader image in the other dogs mind... they are already submissive to him :) As I told you your dog is dominant one... practice what i said...
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By Runni · 12 May 2010 3:36 pm
Yes I also agree that Tiger is trying to be Beta, if not alpha (u r the alpha). His playing style with the street dogs just proves that. Follow the suggestions of Mr. Gopal & I am sure his peeing & other dominance problems will be solved.
U will have to teach Tiget to hold his bladder during day time. First teach him not to pee inside the home. Keep a close watch. If he tries to pee say NOOOO & rush him to the balcony. Give a treat/praise for doing it there. Gradually he will know where to pee & where not to pee. Then restrict his access to balcony for sometime say 1hr. Then let him out for peeing. Gradually increase the restriction time. He will either hold his bladder or make some signal that he wants to be out.
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By Puneet · 28 Oct 2010 5:27 pm
Hi,
I love GSD's.... I already had 2 at my parents place and then when I got married and moved to a nuclear family, I had 2 of my own....For me...I love them and klnow inside out of a GSD. Reading the above, IO am sure all your questions have been answered. I will also appreciatre you for the schedule you have for the GSD.... they will love a healthy exercise routine.... Also make sure you make them run for over 30 mins a day.... pref in the evening time, when its getting cooler. Just 1 thing I really wanted to advise you on - NEVER FEED YOUR GSD ON MILK / CURD / RICE etc. This doesnt has to do with any of your current queries thou but MILK / CURD & RICE are anyways not good for Pets. Rice are most difficult to digesst for any pets and milk has a bacteria which can be life threaening for your pet. GSD is a WOLF breed and loves a strong non - veg diet. This is also the most suitable diet for them. I still given them 1 Kg of Liver every alternate day. Replacing it with Chicken / Meat or even Beef at other times. Less of Wheat / Bread and more of non veg is what they go best with. It get a little expensicve to pet them.... but then if you want your regular rice each day, similarly a GSD needs his regular non veg each day. Make a good diet plan, let me know if you need help and then pls for his sake....STICK TO IT!!!!! Get rid of Milk / CURD and RICE pls.
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By Puneet · 28 Oct 2010 5:29 pm
Just to add... none of their meals shud contain, SALT & SUGAR.

Almost Raw, just cleaned and boiled is what they prefer with enuf flesh to feed their hunger and a few bones to help them relax.
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