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Posted by lynn-ingram
Nov 26, 2007
i have a 2 and a half year old german sheppard who has been house trained from a puppey, but now he has started to wee in the kitchen, he never did it when he was a pup so i donot understand why he has started to do it now. its not all the time i thourt it was when he got excited, but if i am in the kitchen he dose not do it .he dose it even if the door is open , i walk him for at least 2 miles in the morning he runs free and walkes on the lead and at least 1 mile at night . i think he noes its wrong because when i say whot have you done he wont look at me , i just donot no whot to do can you help
Posted by Blue
Dec 6, 2007
Hi there, I just posted the following for similar circumstances in another thread (now marking when before fully housetrained). Subsitute your issues and dogs genders, where the other lady's issues are. You may also find the link useful too!

I believe this kind of marking has to do with needing stronger leadership in the pack - she feels insecure and marks only that which she has a strong desire to protect. Marking outside of the house is too much responsibility, so she marks your bed, because it's relatively safe and she's least likely to be challenged for doing so.

Strong leadership in obedience training and on walks will help reinforce your "leadership" role. On walks make sure she stays beside you not ahead of you. Don't allow her on the bed with you or on couches. Don't let her jump up on you. Make her sit for her treats and her food. If she is laying in a doorway, make her move, don't step over her. If you are eating around her dinner time, make sure you eat first - not her. All of these are things that occur in the wild, it's all about her respecting the "alpha dogs", once she knows you are the leaders, she won't feel the need to protect certain areas any more, and she will be less likely to pee on them.

If you have strong leadership skills - her issues may be medical - we had a dog that was prone to urinary infections and she would end up peeing in places that normally she would abhor to pee (beds, clothes, shoes and the kitchen floor). If you feel it may be medical, have your dog checked out by your veterinarian.

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