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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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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.
ok that... thats just really silly....i can agree with being bored and needing more but, the alpha stuff is silly. and suggesting the dog feels the need to protect the house because they think they are the alpha is silly too. my dogs protect my house just fine and i have NO issues anywhere else with them. its very common for dogs to bark at things they feel are in "their territory", its very natural.
Putting the dog in the back yard teaches her nothing. She has no idea why you want her out there unless you stay out there and praise and treat every single potty.

Dogs aren't spiteful. They're not mentally capable of it. She isn't housetrained, she needs way more exercise and way more training. You're blaming her for your own deficiencies as an owner.

Get out there and walk! Treadmills are not the same as walks. Walking not only physically exercises a dog, it mentally exercises a dog. 30% of a dog's brain is devoted to smell. What smells are there on a treadmill? Dogs need walks. The thing is, so do humans. Walking won't just make your dog behave better, it will improve your heart, blood pressure, joint function and overall mental health. (Walking is as effective for depression as prozac, and prozac is very effective.)

Get off the internet, give your dog a pat and put on your shoes!
i feel like im supposed to send you money now for listening to your pep/self motivation talk.... you made me want to go for a walk.... then my dogs looked at me like i was crazy. maybe you should come talk to them for me?
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