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    Bingo (male pomeranian) was toilet trained but as Hyacinth described, he was always full. It took years for him to stop lifting his paw inside the house. I think he was almost 8 when it stopped. Pepsi who is a Jack Russell, is extremely well trained and always asks to go out. So does Mimi. She scratches the door and screams to go out. I guess it depends on the dog and whether it is female or male. I remember with Bingo, he had to water every tree we accosted ... so males can hold lots of pee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malinois-72 View Post
    Hello & welcome, I have a couple of tats as well. My favorite is the Tarantula on my neck
    I thought that that's what it was (a Tarantula)

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    Welcome to the forum Disney

    You're in the right place to learn all about dogs/pups and the pooch lovers on here are always full of brilliant advice.
    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    Hi Disneygotpierced

    I'm glad you're going to a rescue. Take Terry with you and pick the girl dog that he likes, as well as the rest of you like it, and there will be less trouble at home.
    That's the plan. Problem is, Terry loves other dogs so much he will cry if we don't bring at least five home.

    I don't mean to dismiss any of your other advice but we really have tried everything. We've spent months watching him with an eagle eye, mum's taken time off work (when things were more comfortable) to attempt to train him. We've spent hundreds of dollars, wasted many peoples' time, and frankly, made poor little Tezza miserable. I'd rather have him as an outside dog and still be able to play, cuddle, get lots of sloppy kisses and have him lick my tears away than constantly just watching to see if he had a wee, or clapping or any of the things that made the both of us miserable.

    Sorry if that sounded snappish or belittling. I really do apologize if it came across that way, but please believe me that we cannot toilet train him. We just can't. I don't have any explanation as to why, we had a different dog (R.I.P) who was house trained, mum's dogs growing up were house trained. Terry just can't grasp it, which is okay.

    On the spiders note...ARE YOU CRAZY!!?? Ha ha just joking.

    What kinda pets are spiders anyway? Like fish, just to look at? Or more versatile than that?

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    Hi Disney

    We have a Staffy and have spent alot of time socializing and training him and he is a big sooky lala, as was our last Staffy Bernie (RIP)

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    Hi Disneygotpierced

    I figured you've tried everything with toilet training Terry, given you have tried outside help like from people who ought to know what they're doing. There are a few old fashioned techniques that don't work. Like rubbing a dog's nose in it, scolding him - at all - but even worse - more than 3 seconds after the fact. Interrupting should help, but it means he wasn't outside when he needed to go ie too late. Interrupting using a squirt from a water pistol might help because it gives you immediate and direct control - but not so good if he's next to a book shelf. He might also learn not to lift his leg when the water pistol is around. My dog has learned not to bark when I have it. That would be a start. There are plenty of "dog trainers" who will take your money and provide no or bad results.

    I have seen some mighty quick and sneaky leg lifting. Like on a man's tracksuit pants when at the park. I keep my distance from that dog. You are right though - sometimes the result you want just doesn't happen.

    I still think you should take Terry with you. He will get over leaving some dogs behind. In fact AWL and RSPCA insist on bringing the other family pets to meet any potential adoptee. I guess they used to get too many back that just didn't get along.

    I hope it works out for you.

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    Thanks Hyacinth, your posts are always so informative, polite and very well written. Literature is my favourite subject at school and it's eloquence such as yours that gives me hope for the future of penmanship, not to mention general social etiquette.

    Yes, I am taking Terry Berry with me, I just know he's so excitable he will love everyone. Guess we'll need to pick New Addition who isn't scared off by Terry's kisses

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    Just so you know, Disneygotpieced

    I never did year 12 English. Me and our English teachers never got along, and I got put in the "bottom stream" for Year 11 English which pretty much sealed it for me - no subjects where the teacher's opinion could affect my results.

    The fact that I did crap at school English - I always think - says more about the English teachers we had at the time at that school than about my talent or lack of it.

    I like reading but I'm not sure how much I like "literature". Well my favourite books tend to be in the genre of Science Fiction. Most of those writers still care about a well constructed sentence - especially Lois McMaster Bujold. I only notice when the sentence structure and grammar is bad - it's like running full pelt along a story line and being tripped up and falling flat on your face - because some bit made no sense or was broken in some way. If they've put their words together correctly - you don't notice. And that's when you know it's good. A lot of the "chick - lit" mystery stories fail that way. For your readers' sakes - pay for a proof reader...

    For me - if my typing can keep up with my thoughts, what I write is usually easy to follow, but if I get distracted by an idea or the dog barking, then the idea gets broken, and I write a trip rope into my stuff.

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    Hi and Disney. So glad you've joined us. There's been a lot of good advice given and I won't bore you with repeating it.
    I admire any one who could stick at school longer than I did, year 8 was all for me, I didn't mind the work, was the people I didn't like.

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