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Old 01-22-2018, 09:01 PM
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My dog suddenly acts afraid of my partner and pees in crate

My dog has recently had a major change in behavior.

He is a 5-year old shih tzu mix. When he was younger, he went to doggy day care several days a wekk, and then when we moved, had a daily dog walker. When we moved last year, he was crated most of the day, and he was fine.

We moved again this year and suddenly he has started peeing his crate when left there during the day, or even when we just leave to run errands.

Whatís worse is that he suddenly acts fearful of my partner. He is fine with me. I take him out, bring him in and tell him to stop, he stops for me. With my partner, he comes in the house and immediately runs away. Sometimes, he wonít even go outside with partner, instead running away when he opens the patio doors.

We are at our witsí end and donít know what to do! My partner is extremely frustrated with the dog and thinking about giving him up. Does anyone have any experience with this type of sudden behavioral change?
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:26 PM
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This (dog avoiding husband) would indicate the problem lies in the relationship between dog and husband. That your husbands wants rid of a dog for peeing and avoidance, indicates the problem lies in the relationship your husband has with dog. A bit blunt but true. Also true: only hubby and dog can work on solution. You cant. Is husband willing? Mine wouldnt as they are my dogs. But yours may? If he wont work on it- even to help you out as you have to clean mess- consider not breeding from this Sire. But redo house training from scratch. Step by step. As a step was clearly missed somewhere for training to undo.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:58 PM
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He could be stressed from the latest move and could have some separation anxiety. Could be afraid of your partner because he senses and fears anger at him for peeing and causing inconvenience.
No offense but if your partner just wants to get rid of him after five years because he's stressed he doesn't sound like he loves or cares about the dog very much.
What will he do if you have kids, give them up if they have an accident?
Dogs can pick up when they're not loved and get more stressed and act out from fear and stress. He's not doing it deliberately. Make sure he doesn't have any medical issues causing this problem with a vet visit. Then go back to basics housebreaking.
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