He KNOWS what hes doing is bad. When I see a puddle of pee I stand by it. My dog will look at me then put his ears down and slowly go to his cage, I dont even have to say anything.
All he is doing is sensing the hard stare down and your emotional state. "When Mom/dad stands next to my potty they are angry. How do I avoid getting hit... um um um lets try the crate that always makes them happy"
ditch the idea that your dog is actively thinking about how to make you mad. really think about that. Dogs don't possess complex thoughts like "I want to make mum or dad mad now, lets pee behind the couch!" thats just ridiculous.
Go back and pretend your dog is a innocent little puppy(which it is).
** Start by taking the dog out at least ever 30- 1hr, after water, after food, after a nap, after a hard play, after a long sit. Revolve around taking that dog out. PREVENT the accidents. If a dog is peeing in the house, its the owners fault or a medical condition.
When you take the dog out. No play, no interaction, just straight to the potty spot and wait. When the dog does its business, LAVISH him with praise! Give a cookie, tell him hes the best dog EVER.
rinse and repeat...(back to **)
when you see the dog pee in the house, this is ACTUAL visual conformation. SCOOP him up and take him to his potty spot, no words, no punishment, just straight to the potty spot in the yard. **
When you DONT see him pee and he has peed in the house, shame on you, for not watching close enough. ** take him out AGAIN just for good measure.
as tess always says...
PREVENTION PREVENTION PREVENTION!
This dog needs consistency and a routine and to NEVER EVER EVER be hit again. Stop hitting your dog and train him to go outside. READ THOROUGHLY: http://www.dogforum.com/housebreakin...-how-tos-2135/
I am willing to neuter him but not for the sake if his personality or something is going to change. Despite him being annoying I like him being energetic all over the place 24/7 even when we are sleeping. Will neutering him make him less hyper? If it doesnt affect his energy level hyperness. I am willing to neuter if it will help with the peeing problem at all. Thanks for reading hope theres some kind of solution out there for my dog.
Neutering him would be a good idea. Its not going to change his personality one bit.
inner table and make a mess when no one is home or nobody is within the vicinity. One time I was walking upstairs my dog accompanied me to the stairs then turned around heading to the kitchen knowing im going upstairs and I hear a racket. I snuck down stairs and caught him on the dinner table and he looked at me and froze. I threw him off and yes kicked him and yelled at him and he never did it again.
This is animal abuse. THERE IS NO REASON THAT YOUR DOG NEEDED TO BE KICKED.