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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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I would agree that you may have to start potty training from scratch again. Limit food and water access (meal times ONLY, or water after exercise, ice cubes in the evening or when it is hot out) and time how long she can hold her bladder. All the basics need to be covered again.

Give her LOTS of positive reinforcement, and go easy on negative unless you catch her in the act. As Zoey's Mommy said, dogs have a very short memory span. If you come home, find the pee, and then punish, she won't understand WHY she is being punished. In the act, you do need to do something to show her it is not ok, but positive reinforcement is far more important than negative.

However, it does sound like you have bigger issues, and the peeing is just a symptom. She is up on furniture, barking excessively, etc etc. Sounds to me that she is either bored out of her brain, or has little respect for you as the alpha in the house. Dogs tend to bark either out of boredom (they are barking for attention) or if you are not home, they are barking at perceived threats, because they feel that they are not safe in the house, or that they must protect it - either way, it suggests that they are not confident that you are protecting the house when you are not there. I would go back to training 101 on ALL aspects, and start to assert your leadership.
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