Puddles And Heaps In The Wrong Place

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Puddles And Heaps In The Wrong Place
Puddles And Heaps In The Wrong Place

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Unlike turtles or guinea pigs, dogs and cats have a privileged position in the human home. This is due to the fact that they live in direct contact with a person, their master. This privilege assumes that the dog will learn cleanliness and will "do his thing" only where it is "possible"; in other words, he will keep the house clean.

English Springer Spaniel puppy, dog photo photo
English Springer Spaniel puppy, dog photo photo

English Springer Spaniel puppy

If the dog "shits" in the house or on the sidewalk, the harmonious relationship between man and dog is in serious danger, there are conflicts in the family or with passers-by. The owner finds his dog's behavior unforgivable, in a certain sense perceives it as a collapse of the "bilateral agreement", which sometimes may even serve as a reason for the decision to part with the dog.

It is quite possible to solve this problem, or at least try to make it less acute. Before you do anything, be sure to learn the following:

- firstly, you cannot punish your dog. Beating and insulting is unacceptable for many reasons. Such behavior is only beneficial to the "owner" who, through humiliating treatment of the dog, gives vent to his anger;

- secondly, you need to understand the wrong behavior of your pet, because there are always reasons that can explain why a dog leaves heaps and puddles at the wrong time and in the wrong place.

Let's consider these reasons

Painful condition. If the dog, regardless of time and place, often sits down and leaves puddles and heaps of abnormal consistency, you should urgently seek the advice of a doctor. The reason for the "forced" untidiness of the dog is very often a disease.

Passive submission. If the dog meets a person or dog that he perceives as stronger, he lies on his back and raises his legs up. This "passive submission" is sometimes accompanied by urination. This behavior is especially common in puppies and tends to go away with age. If the behavior of the puppy does not change, then the reason for this is most likely the dominant behavior of the owner towards the dog. In this case, it is recommended either to call the dog to you (and not to go to it yourself), or to approach the dog by stooping (bending over, squatting down) and without direct eye contact (not looking the dog in the eyes). It is strictly forbidden to subject such a dog to punishments; this makes a person even more powerful in her eyes.

Dachshund puppy gnaws a boot, dog photo photo
Dachshund puppy gnaws a boot, dog photo photo

Stress and joy. Dogs can lose bowel and bladder control even if they are very happy or, less often, very frightened. This is especially evident in puppies when favorite "persons" come to the house. The attentive owner should be smart about this problem. You should try to avoid situations that make your dog overly happy or move them to a place where puddles will not interfere. For example, if possible, arrange a stormy meeting between the owner and the dog in the garden, and not in the house.

Fear of separation, separation experience. Separation from the owner or loneliness can cause involuntary discharge of urine and impurities. If the dog gets dirty in the house for this reason, then this is a kind of "challenge", especially if it is locked in the room or "her person" is absent. Typical manifestations of separation anxiety include anxiety and excitement - when the owner is just preparing to leave, and when he returns, the joy goes beyond all boundaries. Often alone, the dog expresses an active protest: it scratches furniture, scratches doors, barks and whines. The only way to train your dog to tolerate separation is through training, starting with short absences and gradually lengthening the time of separation. Moreover, any punishment can be fatal, since the dog will become even more restless and uncertain about the good intentions of the mentor.

Marking, leaving marks.Leaving urine tags is a form of social interaction among dogs. Each dog is interested in the urine of other fellow tribesmen ("reads" the tags), males are especially interested in the discharge of a running bitch. Along with information about the sexual state, urine, or rather, its smell, carries other specific information about the animal. The dog distinguishes well the smell and urine of an individual already known to her from someone else's smell. Sometimes dogs have a need to leave such a trickle of news in the house as a "business card" or a sign of self-affirmation. Most often this happens when visiting someone else's house, where another dog lives, especially if the "mistress" has left her mark somewhere in the house; and less often - in an unfamiliar house (in the presence of strangers), even if the owners do not keep dogs at home. Males are more likely to leave marks than females.Castration can reduce the number of such cases of "mischief" by almost 50%. A similar success can be achieved with the help of chemical preparations (for example, Delmadion). Most owners use a simple method of dealing with tagging: they suppress the dog's attempts to tag by strictly monitoring its behavior. In addition, it is necessary to urgently and carefully remove odor marks, especially those left by a stranger's dog, as they can provoke your pet to further "unworthy behavior". It is best to use a bleach containing chlorine or biological detergents when cleaning - but avoid using strong-smelling disinfectants.Most owners use a simple method of dealing with tagging: they suppress the dog's attempts to tag by strictly monitoring its behavior. In addition, it is necessary to urgently and thoroughly remove odor marks, especially those left by a stranger's dog, as they can provoke your pet to further "unworthy behavior". It is best to use a bleach containing chlorine or biological detergents when cleaning - but avoid using strong-smelling disinfectants.Most owners use a simple method of dealing with tagging: they suppress the dog's attempts to tag by strictly monitoring its behavior. In addition, it is necessary to urgently and thoroughly remove odor marks, especially those left by a stranger's dog, as they can provoke your pet to further "unworthy behavior". It is best to use a bleach containing chlorine or biological detergents when cleaning - but avoid using strong-smelling disinfectants.or biological detergents - however, avoiding the use of strong-smelling disinfectants.or biological detergents - however, avoiding the use of strong-smelling disinfectants.

Read more in Dobermann magazine, 1/1995

Translated from German by O. Methil, Dr. Valerie O'Farrell

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