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I bet you never heard of this before!

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OK, i am at wits end with my 1.5 year old female Shorkie. She came to me at the age of 6 mths, and i was driving long haul and she lived in the truck with me. She has always been a hyper dog, and a somewhat disobedient. She has always had issues with going pee and poo in the house. I can let her out, and she can do her "biz" and not long after i let her in she will piss somewhere else. I just had her spayed 3 weeks ago and she had a thorough check up and was perfect in all aspects. She pees on my bed sometimes, she pees on the floors, and today was the most amazing! She got up on the kitchen table, licked the table clean and PEED ON THE TABLE. I just found it and cleaned it up! Have you ever heard of such a thing?

We moved into this new house (brand new) about a month ago. She is comfortable in it. Also i bought her a shock collar for her excessive barking in the evenings and have "zapped" her MAYBE 6 times for her barking. That is the only changes. I strongly doubt she has a bladder infection or a weak bladder. I have reason to believe she is just doing it out of spite. The past couple weeks she has been getting up on the chair or table and getting yelled at. But not slapped. And never zapped for it yet. I have never had such a difficult dog to train in my life!

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well, punishing her for going in the house sends the wrong message. The message dog's get when people do that is they are bad for pottying in front of you. Instead, closely monitor when she eats and drinks, take her outside about 20 minutes after and praise her for pottying outside. (side note: Growing up my mother was always the sort to "rub their nose in it," and she has never successfully housetrained one dog in the 70 years she's been alive. I do the food monitoring, and I have 100% successfully house trained 4 dogs that way. Three of which were rescues. I'm 36. So the "old way" is clearly the wrong way.)

It sounds like you have a second issue, getting up place where doggies don't belong. The suggested method for dealing with this is "all four on the floor all the time." For at least 6 months, she needs to stay on the floor, no bed, no couch, nothing. all 4 on the floor, end of story. THEN you can work on teaching her about being "invited" up on furniture. When she tries to get on furniture, give her something to do that you want her to do, like a "sit" or a "down." This gives you a reason to praise her, and build your relationship. Otherwise, you'll end up "no-ing" her out. A few cocktails, for you, definately aids in the process.

Lastly, don't bother punishing your dog for something they do while you're away. They have short attention spans, and will only associate punishment with you coming home. and don't let your aunt martha convince you the dog "looks guilty" cause they know they did domething wrong... if your dog acts like that, then all it really means is she thinks she's gonna be punished everytime you come home.

I'm not one of those people that preach positive for everything, but positive reinforcement is where I start when solving a problem.
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