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Old 08-18-2018, 07:30 AM   #1
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Default Dog woes

I have one pretty room in my house. One. It took me 20 years to get a room like this. I care about this room more than I care about my children's dog. Mavis, a small dachshund mix, sits on the top cushion of my couch, smooshing it, not to mention hair all over it. And she pees and poops on the rug.

I've had this couch and rug since January and I feel like they are ruined. I'm really mad at this dog.

It's mostly early in the morning before anyone is awake that she pees. We've tried kenneling her at night. She whines and keeps the whole house awake.

If she sleeps on the kids rooms, she may scratch at their door to be let out, but they may or may not hear her and then she pees in their room. Or they let her out of their room and she comes and does her business in my pretty room.

She'll do it if we're all in another part of the house too. Or if we're gone, but we try to lock her up when we leave.

We've had the worst luck at training dogs to go outside only. Are some dogs just smarter about it? I don't feel like we've done anything majorly wrong here.

We got her 2 years ago. And the peeing inside started in the winter. Our other dog does it too, usually upstairs in the winter. And then it takes all spring to train them out of it. But usually summer isn't a problem. My upstairs is gross. I want to replace the carpet but I can't because they'll just ruin it. I'd rather her go there!

At this point, I want her to just stay out of my room. It is open, no door, so I can't shut it off. I'm very close to rehoming her. She's a good dog except for refusing to be kenneled and the peeing.

I'd love to keep her off the couch too, but I don't know how to get her to stop. We have another couch she's allowed on.

We've done the training with treats thing. She doesn't seem to need to pee often, so it's hard to catch her needing to go.

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