Also, dogs that destroy things do so out of boredom (at first and then possibly because they discover that destroying stuff is fun!). But TWAB is right, your dog isn't doing things out of spite. What I'm thinking is going on is that you're dealing with a breed that may be a little smarter than you can handle.
LOL, I'm remembering a thread on my cat forum. Someone who was insiting that their cat was doing whatever (I don't remember the exact details) out of spite. Wouldn't hear of anything otherwise. Round and round, etc. So someone finally said "OK, so if your cat IS doing this to spite you, what are you doing to make her hate you so much?". So, yeah, if you're insisting your dog is doing something to spite you, sit back and wonder why your dog wants to spite you in the first place. In a healthy relationship, nobody wants to spite anybody else.
I have a 15 year old miniature dachshund (runt of the litter) that has a very weak blatter. Her name is Gretta. We just don't have the time to take her out every hour when we're at work. She is paper trained so she has her own little potty spot in the house. I've gotten use to cleaning up her paper twice a day. Maybe your dog has the same problem as my Gretta?
My aunt and two of my cousins have dachshunds and none of those dogs mess in the house. They don't even pee in my house when they visit. I guess they're not real dachshunds. Either that or I am just completely incapable of seeing the piles of poop and puddles of pee all over my house. :p
Is there poop and pee in that picture and I'm just not seeing it? You guys can tell me. I promise not to get (too) upset. :p
helldog, I absolutely agree that you should adopt your dachshund out to someone else asap. And if you make it through vet school and become an actual vet, please come back and tell us which clinic you work at so that we can all stay far, far away. :)
The sweetest dog I ever owned was a dachshund, I still miss her after 10 maybe 12 years. She never got over the habit of wetting her bed at night. Not every night. Otherwise perfect in every way.
Boy do I feel like a fool! All this time she was doing it out of spite!
Lol! Me, too, but for me it's not because of my dogs, it's the wedding planning that's the problem!