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Old 11-22-2008, 01:24 PM   #1
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I seriously can't. not only are my husband and I having issues finding apartments that accept dogs but his behavior has became too much for me to handle. I got home today and met my breaking point. After over a year of sleeping on an AIR MATRESS I was finally able to afford a real mattress set but could not afford the mattress protector and I think i accidentally threw away the white slips that are used for the warranty.. anyway I come home and teddy has climbed up on some things.. he is an amazing jumper when I'm not around aparantly and I walk into the bedorom to let him in his crate since he's just told on himself that he's done something bad.. when I look up and see he had PEED on our brand new mattresses and now I'm just crying my eyes out because of all the hardwork I had to do to beable to afford those and he may have ruined them ina two second snap and he had his pee pad in the hallway and everything I wasn't even gone an hour.

i don't have the time or patience OR money to afford his behavior anymore. I hate the idea of giving him up because he's avery very lovable guy but I just do not think he is for me
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:33 PM   #2
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I'm sorry, upindust. You sound really stressed out. Unless I misunderstand what type of mattress you have, I think it should be fine - just soak the area thoroughly with Nature's Miracle or something similar, and let it completely dry out. All kinds of things can get spilled on mattresses - coffee, soda, barf, etc.
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I am sorry you are upset. Yorkies are like children and they do things we don't like. If this is upsetting you then be prepared to be really upset if you ever have kids. If I got rid of every yorkie I own because of accidents like that then I would have misses out on all the love, joy and pleasure that all my babies give me. I pray you find him a good loving home.
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:41 PM   #4
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i haven't even had the mattresses a week and managed to get them on sale for 700 dollars.. I have vinegar on them right now with alittle bit of oxiclean. i don't eat or drink or have anything but water EVER near my bed because I wanted to keep them nice since before the air mattress I slept on these horrible uncomfortable mattresses that were over 40 years old

i was going to go buy a mattress protector tonight actually and come home to him doing this.. I also planned on buying the zone things since he gets on the furniture when i'm not home. he knwos he's not allowed on the furniture I usually close my bedroom door whenever I leave and I must not have closed it all the way for him to get into the bedroom. I have to make sure all chairs are pushed in or else he'll get on the desk or kitchen table. And of course the zone things aren't like 35-45 dollars they're closer to 100.

It wouldn't be so awful if my husband wasn't deployed and the fact that we're going to end up being relocated because his eye makes him unable to do his job and then not being able to find decent affordable housing that takes small dogs.

I use to put teddy in his crate but I swear his anxiety got WORSE and he would always potty in it and I was told his crate was the perfect size for him. I'm close to just putting his leash on him and giving him a designated area he can move around in the house we did that when he has the cone on his head(at night since he couldn't fit in his crate).

My dog is not stupid he's one of the smartest animals I've came across but when he does stupid things it's borderline braindead decisions.
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I took a quick look at some of the other topics you started - when you talk about his behavior, are you referring to the potty problems and eating stuff out of the trash?

The peeing indoors is pretty recent, right? Have you been able to get him checked for a UTI yet? You have a lot of options with the pee - as you know, you can make sure to take him out more frequently, or use belly bands if you are really desperate, which it sounds like you are. Do you crate him? It sounds like he needs to be restricted to a supervised area, at least for the time being. Have you considered getting a baby gate?

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If you want to keep him, maybe you would consider getting an ex-pen and putting his crate with the door off in there. Dogs will be dogs
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we've done the restricted areas and we did it for weeks and he only became worse and worse and he hasn't had ANY peeing inside incident for days now. The doctors told me it's highly unlikely for a male to get UTI so they asked if I wanted to wait two weeks to see if it's all behavorial and it's been getting a lot better he was acting like his old self again just for him to walk PAST the pee pad and onto my bed the pee pads are grass scented and he has used them before
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Upindust - I am sure your mattress will be fine, I understand it can be frustrating but maybe you should think about crating your Teddy while you are not home, it only takes a couple of seconds for something to happen and 1 hour is a good amount of time.. I would EXPECT something to have gone wrong when I got home lol... They are like kids and need lots of supervision and care

I don't know your situation or how many problems Teddy has caused you, but I am sure he loves you .. you are his only mommy ... I hope you figure this all out.

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i also found ways to prevent him from trash diving so thats not an issue anymore. No one else I know has an issue like this with their dogs
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Get him some belly bands, or if you need it fast and now go buy some diapers around the 12-17 lb range and put wrap them around him like a bellyband, thats what I use on my boys, the middle might stand up but you can tape or just leave it up, I use them on mine all the time, they cost about 10 bucks for 40. Hope this helps some
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So, he is improving then? Are you sure you want to give up on him quite yet?
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From what you've described, I can assure you, plenty of people have issues like this with their dogs, and more!

It just makes me a little sad because I see you posted a thread recently about Teddy having his one year birthday and how happy you were. I would hate for you to make a rash decision that you regretted later. It sounds like you are having a hard time right now with your husband's work situation. Do you think this may be exacerbating your frustration with Teddy?

I think limiting him to a certain part of the house on a leash is fine. That's the compromise I'm currently using at work with my boy. I have him on a 26-foot retractable leash so he has some freedom of movement.
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he's improved with me, yes, but these past few weeks have been unbearable almost.

yesturday he attacked these packaged bottles of water broke 8 of them all over the carpet, so I put them all up. I'm sick of having to hide everything from him. he even started chewing on the kitchen crown moldig!! By the time we move out of here we'll have to replace everything if he doens't knock it off.

he has TONS of chew tons.. tons and I always leave him a rawhide or half of one when i leave so he can have a snack he always has plenty of water. i always give him everything he needs.

he's gone from not eating when i leave to eating, from hardly throwing a fit when i leave(noise wise) to destroying thigns in the house.
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Get him some belly bands, or if you need it fast and now go buy some diapers around the 12-17 lb range and put wrap them around him like a bellyband, thats what I use on my boys, the middle might stand up but you can tape or just leave it up, I use them on mine all the time, they cost about 10 bucks for 40. Hope this helps some
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I can hear the frustration. I'm sure that many of us can identify with you at one point or another in our lives.

Is he neutered? Everyone is offering great suggestions. Keeping him in a confined area when he can't be supervised...belly band/diaper...

I have a girl who has been challenging in the housebreaking area too. I thought it was only me. I invested in a great carpet cleaner and continue to work with her...and I focus on how much she gives back to us in other ways.

We're sending some positive thoughts your way for things to get easier.
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