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    Default Banjos Naughtiest Act Yet.

    This long weekend I thought i would get a lot of things done around the house. One of the tasks was to wash our doona and cover. Finding time between the rain I finally got it out and dry and back on the bed over a couple of days.
    After a lot of effort getting it back inside the cover I spread it out over the bed, smoothed it down, fluffed the pillows and was very much looking forward to that nights sleep in newly washed linen.
    Then it all goes terribly bad.
    I am sitting at the computer desk, talking on the phone.
    All of a sudden I hear a noise that doesnt sound quite right. I turn around and who is doing a wizz all over my newly washed bed!
    NOOOO BANJO! WHYYYYYY

    I am still in shock. after all its his bed too. why would he do that!?
    the back door was wide open. he hadnt had an accident inside for weeks and weeks. and this was no accident im sure!

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    Hmm, how old is Banjo?

    Sometimes I would first suggest the dog is still maturing, but I have a vague recollection that you have been having a couple of issues with Banjo behaviour wise? Please forgive me in advance if I have got you mixed up with another poster!

    It could be that whatever you washed the bedding in was attractive smelling, or abhorant smelling and he needed to mark his scent again...

    But TBH my first guess is that he is probably displaying dominance behaviour by deliberately urinating on your feshly washed bedding.
    I won't go further at this stage, but if you feel he IS displaying this behaviour, let me know, as there are ways you can fix that (which may also help to fix other behaviour issues if happening?)

    Cheers.

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    I would go along with it being diliberate also. I had Geisha pee on one of our spare beds because she had seen me outside playing with and giving a lot of attention to another dog. I couldnt believe she had done it either.

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    Hi J&B

    Wash the spot with vinegar and bicarb, about 1 part vinegar to water, or straight vinegar and wash rinse with water. Then put it in the machine again, with about two teaspoons bicarb with the washing powder (maybe go for a biozet type and avoid the bleach type like nappysan types), and some vinegar in the conditioner dispenser or rinse cycle (half a cup approx).

    And then I would think about getting some lavender oil (not the lavender essensce) and putting a tiny amount like half a teaspoon in with a litre of water in a sprayer and misting your bed with that. Then keep the door shut. Or get a baby gate so Banjo can't get in there.

    And remember it could be worse.

    Frosty eats dunas. One of her great pleasures in life is ripping her own duna to shreds. At least, so far, she's left mine alone. But I do have a small hole in my bedspread, thanks to her. No point getting new stuff until she's 2 yo and / or grown out of it.

    Not going to make dog class today. The plaster is scheduled to come and fix a hole in the wall the termite inspector put there. The hole happened in February! Note for the naive. Watch the pest inspector like a hawk. You want to know if he is actually doing any checking and you want to know if he damages anything. And you don't want to give him the opportunity to nick anything either.

    And tonight I am giving my very first deputation to council, because they are trying to give away our dog exercise area. Against council policy mind you. They have staff I'd like to move to FNQ to live on the beach.

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    This is a fairly common occurrence more than people may realise so don't panic.

    Re-wash as previously instructed.


    IMO if he were mine he would now only be allowed on furniture/beds when invited, or better still he would not be allowed at all for a while so that he can get a clear understanding of just where his place is in the household.

    Keep up with the obedience training and make him offer you something before you offer him anything.

    I'd be making him come to me, sit then drop and be petted. He would now always step out of my way not me out of his. I would take control of his food more. Whether this is demanding more before he gets it or giving it out in smaller portions during training sessions.

    I would make his contact with me be more about training and less about what I classify as freebies. In other words he now gets nothing for free and works for everything.

    There are some other things I would also do but you know your dog best.

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    Banjo is about 1 year old.
    And yeah that would be him with all the issues!
    His main one is biting me- I have been trying to stop this by making a loud 'yelp' ow noise and by telling him a firm no. This seems to make him worse. I will be buying a squirt bottle and using that on him shortly- it feels like its getting much worse.
    He also never stops jumping up on everyone we have also been trying to stop this with getting him to sit and giving him attention only when he does that- also not working very well.
    Another one is was he was toileting in the spare room- but that has been stopped since that room has been firmly locked- besides the bed he has never done it anywhere else inside.
    another issue was whining and crying when we left him for work, since he has had his kennell and he is used to knowing he gets fed when we leave he has settled down immensly.
    His last issue I think is at training showing some serious dog aggression (although that was just the one dog and his first training session so hoping he gets over it with time)
    oh and also he stares and moves almost on top of me when I am eating. Oh and he pulls like crazy on the lead whist I am walking him and barks at other dogs going by.
    oh jease he has like every issue a dog can have! I feel so overwhelmed. All the reserch and reading etc I done before getting a dog has basically gone out the window with banjo- I guess dog training is not something that can be easily learnt by the book.
    In regards to dominance I would not doubt at all thats what he was doing as in our household it is clear with biting and everything that I am at the bottom of the pecking order (he never bites or jumps up much or anything with my partner)
    *sigh*
    So if I were to start not letting him on the bed or couch unless invited how would I go about it? Do I just push him off when he jumps up?
    I think my plan of attack is as follows-
    *Go to training every single week- listen extremly closely and put everything I learn into practice continuosly at home.
    *start squirting him when he bites me (he is going to be one wet dog
    *not let him on the couch or bed unless I ask him up
    *when walking whenver he is pulling stop until he is beside me and walk again and keep repeating until he learns that he has to be beside me or we dont move..
    *always make him sit and drop before feeding him, giving him a treat or allowing him a pat or pretty much everything.

    sorry for the long post :-S

    anything else that anyone could I add I would be very grateful.

    Oh and just so everyone knows I have only had him for about 2 months or less now from the RSPCA.

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    Thanks for reply, J&B.

    First off, please take the advice of everything MAC said above! Particularly the part about keeping him off beds and furniture.

    You are definately not the leader of this pack, but I can see you realise this loud and clear.
    No, no textbook (or amount of) can really teach you. Well, not with a dog like Banjo, anyway. Lol.

    I'm not gonna go through each and every issue here, as this thread is about his urinating on your bed. His bed, his domain, he'll do whatever he bloody well likes as he's getting away with it!

    So, kick him off the bed, off all and any furniture for a start. Start with the NILIF program as MAC has detailed above, Nothing In Life Is Free - he must do something good, correct and pleasing to you before he gets ANYTHING in life for a while. That includes food, by the way.

    Are you familiar with what many refer to as TOT these days? You need to start implementing that immediately.

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    Sorry, just reading through your post again.

    DO NOT EVEN BOTHER INVITING HIM ONTO BEDS/FUNITURE AT THIS STAGE!!! You'd want to get things a heck of a lot more under control before allowing him back on at a later stage. That is imperative IMO.

    With his biting you, is he actually biting or mouthing???

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    ok so just push him off when he gets on?
    Will definitely start the NILIS training.

    No not sure what TOT is? I tried googling i now but nothing dog related came up? would love to hear what it is about

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    :-S
    Ok so not on the bed or couch at all.

    um well if biting means actually putting pressure with his mouth and hurting me sometimes and grabbing on to my clothes and trying to rip and growling then yeah.. I dont think he is doing it TO hurt me though. I think he is just playing and thinks it a game?

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