Hopefully I can get the details in order. To make part of the story short. We had two dogs. Maxx our LH Chihuahua passed in May for heart failure at 11 yrs old. Was not a good time in our lives and still isn't. We still have Fredo who is a mixed Cocker and is 17yrs old and still doing good.
About a week after Maxx's passing, the last thing we wanted to do at the moment is get another dog. Well we were out on the town and came acrossed a city sponsored adoptathon.
Ended up leave fostering a 2 1/2 yr old Chihuahua/minipincsher. He has been in the system about 2 months. He does have issues but none worth returning him over in my opinion.
Anxiety is one of them. he has calmed down quite a bit since we got him. He is sweet loving, cuddling lap dog or if were in the room he is fine in his bed or just fooling around. Likes to play outside, go for walks and in some ways is well behaved.
His potty habits are unreliable and his signals stink. he loves to be up on thebed withus whenwe watch tv and stuff. If he jumps off, this is a sign and we take him out.
Most dogs whenever they go out, they go pee or at least lift their leg and fake it. Not this guy. He just sits their wondering why he is outside. Then we screw around for a while and get lucky.
We kennel him in the kitchen area and the dog is around to keep him company only when we leave the house or unless he needs a time out.
He has been peeing in the kennel and I alwys thought dogs would not do this. Even when we trained Maxx from a pup, he never pissed where he slept.
We have no idea how he was raised and have basically started over with some sort of system. He has grabbed some clothes off the chairs, wadded them up and lays on them when we're gone upstairs for a few minutes.
Overall I give him a B- but he's got some issues but he is so sweet most of the time, Not much or a barker either but does let us know when someone is around
Any ideas on the potty retraining?