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Thread: Why Urinates in Food Bowl and on Harley ?

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    Default Why Urinates in Food Bowl and on Harley ?

    Hello all ooh my first question heheheh

    I have had Bandit (rescued dog #2) for a few years and my wife wont let him in the house as he does the male squirt marking thing and I havnt been able to discourage him.

    He also has a habit of wee'ing on my harleys wheels grrrrrrr.

    Now we have Dexter too (rescue #3) we are finding that at feed times as soon as Bandit has finished he wee's in Dexters food bowl just as Dexter finishes his food. There is no waiting or sniffin its straight up with the leg and away he goes.

    He has even done it i his own food bowl

    The questions ...

    #1 Why does he do this in a food bowl ?

    #2 What can I do to stop the wee'ing on my bike and also in the bowls etc

    I would really like to be able to stop this happening in the house too as I would like my wee beasties to come inside for a while

    Scorp :-)

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    We went through this a few years ago. Unfortunately I don't have a Harley
    Ours are rescue dogs as well. One female and one male. However it was the female peeing in hers and his food bowl and occasionally on his bed.
    I was told this was dominance by a trainer. So what we did was to separate the bowls further and watch as you need to catch them in the act. So with a Stern ARGH and a squirt with the water bottle it eventually stopped.
    When the male passed away she started again with our new adopted dog. We did the same thing until it stopped. It probably took a couple of months.
    So basically you have to catch them in the act.
    How long have you had Dexter?

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    It's only a Harley, i wouldn't worry now if it was a honda...

    My parents dog marks on car tyres, they tried a citrus spray, i can't remember the name but they couldn't be consistant with it, however in your case i doubt this would be a problem

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    its a possession thing. Rescue dogs usually come home with possession issues. They do not have anything of thier own so when they come to you they try to claim everything in sight. Its something you will have to work through. He is porbably worried about there being another dog and what that will mean for him. Like the other guys said stay with them while they eat and when he is finnished distract him until the other one if finnished then take the bowls away. Make sure you give Bandit his food/attention first, this will help him feel sacure.
    I like to play a training game with my dogs.
    I get them to sit arounf me and feed them a treat one at a time.
    If one of the dogs gets up and moves or tries to take the other dogs treat they miss out until next time.
    This teaches them to be patient and that no matter who else is there they will get their treat anyway.
    It worked really well to get my rescue over his problems.

    Good luck with them.
    Last edited by Ashaari; 08-24-2010 at 10:40 AM.

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    Hi,

    Is he really bad? Food bowl can be washed and Hayley-he wants to ride with you. I think i can put up with it.

    What Ash said about rescue dogs are true and I am wondering it has to do with being desexed later in their lives. my tzu was desexed after saved from pound while he was at foster's and he tends to urinate inappropriately on the car tyres etc while minis is doing so good.
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    Thanks Molly33 Dexter I am told is 14 weeks old , I do keep a fairly close eye on them but sometimes I just miss the tell tale signs.

    Hahaha CJay if I changed the bike they would probably move out lol. Dont think they have ever visited the car to be honest.

    Thanks Ashaari at feed times we stay outside as part of the training to keep Dexter away from Bandit and vice versa when they are eating . Dexter mad a mistake on day one with us and tried to finish Bandits food while he was eating it. Bandit bit his face.No damage thankfully .
    We now stand between them and use commands and prompts to let them each know what we expect and seems to be starting to work already, also picking the bowls up as soon as each one finishes and say no if they visit one anothers bowl.

    Thanks hachna bBandit was de-sexed at about 11 months .. 2 months after coming to us, Dexter is to young atm, I will learn more as time goes on about keeping 2 dogs .. this is the first time I have
    Scorp :-)

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