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    Question Pees in the house when angry?

    My 7 month old Australian Terrier, Reeses, pees whenever he is blocked off from me. I left my room last night and closed the door with my fiance and Reeses still i the room. I walked back in a few minutes later and found out that he peed on my fiances' shorts on the ground. Also when Reeses was let in from outside and ran to my room, found out my door was closed, he went into another room and peed. And also yesterday morning he was let in because there was a storm outside and he ran to my room and the door was closed so he ran into the pool room and peed. Is it because he is angry or is that a separation anxiety? He cries when I'm gone and when I'm home he is always on my heels following me around. He sleeps on my bed sometimes by my feet and then on my pillow and on my fiances' head sometimes lol, yet he will not have an accident if I'm around him.

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    Re: Pees in the house when angry?

    These are some picture of Reeses
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    Re: Pees in the house when angry?

    What exactly do you do when he urinates in inappropriate places?

    I recommend you begin to reward this dog with tiny very tasty food rewards each time he urinates where he is supposed to.

    I also recommend you work on managing him so that his inappropriate elimination is decreased. If using a crate works, do that each time you leave him. Or, get him a belly band to wear, and let him wear it when his urination might be a problem.

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    Re: Pees in the house when angry?

    When he urinates in the house I say no and take him outside and clean it while he is outside. When he is in my room with me he sleeps in his kennel.

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    Re: Pees in the house when angry?

    What do you use to clean the messes?

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    Re: Pees in the house when angry?

    I first use paper towels and then a carpet cleaner solution mixed with Oxyclean.

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    I don't believe either of those are enzymatic cleaners, which is what you need. Is your pup peeing in the same areas everytime? Because it sounds like he is and he's probably doing it because he smells leftover urine because you aren't using and enzymatic cleaner.

    The dog isn't mad, they aren't capable of that level of thinking.

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    First off your applying human emotions to a dog. STOP doing that. They don't think tha tway. They don't act out of spite, anger, etc. They act out of what their instincts tell them to depending on situation they're in at that moment. He is most likely acting out of some sort of anxiety/stress. Urinating/deficating from a house broken dog are almost always indicators of anxiety. He likely sees your room as a source of comfort and when he can't get into it it causes him stress. He doesn't really seem to be hiding his potty issues so I really don't thnk it's a training problem as far as not being house borken. Usually a dog who KNOWS where they're suppose to go potty and choose otherwise 'cause they just felt like it will usually try to hide it for fear of reprimand. Dogs that do it out of stress/anxiety usually just go wherever they can.

    If he's a velcro dog (always at your heeels) then he likely is lacking is self confidence. He is co-dependant upon you to feel strong. Think of this like throwing a 3 year old human into a busy strange situation. They always will go and cling to the first familliar thing they find to feel more secure. First thing I would do is start some detachment therapy by confining him in a room with a baby gate so that he can't always be on your heels sucking off your energy to make himself feel better. At least 10-15 minutes every hour (yes every hour except when you're sleeping obviously. The reason for this reptition is you really want to overload the dog so to speak and saturate him with the new regimen to make sure he has a good grasp of what's at hand. THEN you can gradually back down the intensity of the exercise once he is familliar with it) for the first couple weeks then you can gradually increase the time from there (no more than 20 minutes in an hour). After he's comfortable with those short incriments we go to longer incriments on odd days (day 1, 2 hours confined, day 3 2.5 hours confined, etc but not to exceed 3 hours in any given day. Do you work? Does he spend any kind of time alone in the house while you're gone? If so is he crated? Confined? Why? Is he destructive? Unreliable with the potty routine?) This training should proceed much like crate training in that you DON'T respond to wimpers whines and crys for attention, but praise the quiet calm behavior insted. If the dog is super tweaked by the confinement, sometimes playing soft classical music helps, or even telling the dog vocally from the other room praiseing words when it's calm. However do NOT give vocal reprimands to hush or settle down from another room. The point of this training is to teach the dog he and you can coexist in the same house together but you don't always appreciate him being sucked up your bum so to speak.

    Next I would impliment some core basic obedience commands to help build confidence. Then you can start introducing other training such as trick training, agility (or a mild more home friendly version of it), or intro to scent training, as well confidence building games like tug-o-war (is a great game to build confidence. Let him win once in a while and praise him for it and that will certainly stroke his ego), and hide and seek (you hide toys or objects not yourself).

    Lastly, consider a back to basics obedience program at your local dog training facility. Sometimes just the focus on him and his needs as well as the socialization and exposure to new things help raise their self resiliance as well as helping you to better understand your dog.

    As far as the cleaning of soiled areas in the house after you use the oxyclean or whatever cleaner you're using to get any stain out, go back again and clean it with white vinegar. It removes the biological element that draws doggie back to potty spots.

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    Re: Pees in the house when angry?

    He varies where he pees. But in my room it's constant. What do you recommend for the best enzyme cleaner?
    Also to answer your answers Dog_shrink:
    I am a full-Time college student and when I am gone he is outside with my other 11 year-old dog. I crate at night occasionally and he's had no problems. When I have him in his kennel he has a Kong toy, a rubber duck, and a rawhide he chews on.
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    Re: Pees in the house when angry?

    I believe nature's miracle is a good brand of enzymatic cleaner. I'd start using it to clean up new messes and old spots.

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