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Unread 2014-08-29, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default How to break old dog of bad habits

New roommate has a 7 year old miniature long hair dachshund. She's great, minus this shitting in the house problem. You can take her outside (we don't have a fenced yard) for half an hour at a time, and she'll still shit in the house.

It's almost as if it's a way of her getting back at us, or wanting attention. She has to be near, or on somebody at all times. Roommate gets up around 630-7, takes her out, then gets ready and leaves for work. I'm usually up around 8. I wake up to her having shit on the floor. Other roommate has taken her out for 20+ mins and she shit on the floor not 5 mins after being back inside. She'll do it to spite us, if we leave to go eat dinner and are gone no more than an hour.

I've asked the owner if he can get her a kennel to put her in while we're gone if she's going to keep shitting in the house, and he said she shits in it too. Sometimes it's not even a shit like she just had to go and couldn't wait, it's just a mini shit just to do it. It's really starting to piss me off, and I want it corrected before it causes problems in the house. What can I do to correct this behavior?

My old roommates adopted 5 month old pitbull didn't do this shit ffs.
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Good luck. We had a dachshund growing up. Harder than hell to train.
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Those little things can live 12 to 16 years if it's healthy. You have to train the dog to know its doing something bad. I'm not an expert and haven't had a dog in over 10 years.

Unfortunately you will probably have to get involved in the dogs life and train with it. The owner will have to want to train the thing, I heard they can be stubborn.
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Other roommate had one growing up, she was 15 and they just had to put her down two weeks ago.

I know how stubborn dachshunds can be, my dog at my mom's is a lab dachshund mix and he was a hell of a time getting trained. I just didn't know if there was anything else I could do to fix her behavior.
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Having the same problem with a Chihuahua we took in. His ass will be outside for an hour and not poop but once I let him in and turn around nigga don pooped.
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Take it out on a leash and take it to the same spot every time. Wait until it poops. If it doesn't. Take it straight to the kennel. Size appropriate hopefully. Then try again in an hour. Do this daily. Until it starts pooping outside.

Edit. From the kennel to outside on a leash to the designated poop spot. Make sure you do this and don't let it out of the kennel without going to the poop spot.

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Not a bad idea. We'll give that a shot. I do know she's going to whine like hell in a kennel.

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Forgot to mention this, this damn dog shits three times a day. I've never seem a dog shit this much.
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Update:

We have been taking her out more often, and she still will not stop shitting in the house. It won't stop. It's now 2pm and she has shit four fucking times in the house today.

Fuck dachshunds.
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Leave it outside! Little rain never hurt a dog. Lmao. I have two dogs a boarder collie and rottweiler and neither have pooped in the house and I can leave them for hours!

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I have a 2 year old Boston Terrier and he never shits the house. Even when we are at work all day.

I've always used a squirt bottle to train my dogs. Maybe give it a try?
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We don't have a yard that is fenced to leave her in. Even if we did, she would whine bad enough that people would complain/knock on our door to tell us.

She's got attachment issues, and her way of telling you she is pissed off you left her is shitting in the house.
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We don't have a yard that is fenced to leave her in. Even if we did, she would whine bad enough that people would complain/knock on our door to tell us.

She's got attachment issues, and her way of telling you she is pissed off you left her is shitting in the house.
Ours did this. And it was always in the same spot.
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If the owner isn't willing to take the appropriate steps to train the dog, have the room mate get rid of the dog...or get rid of the room mate.
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If the owner isn't willing to take the appropriate steps to train the dog, have the room mate get rid of the dog...or get rid of the room mate.
I have no problems with the roommate, but we are definitely working something out for this dog. I don't want him to move.
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as mentioned, the kennel (properly sized) will probably be the best bet for when you guys are gone. Good luck.
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He's stated she will just shit and piss in the kennel. I don't care. I won't be the one cleaning it, I'm tired of cleaning up my living room.
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Took her out 6 times this morning, didn't shit once.

I turned to play bf4 for 25 minutes and I turn around to see she has shit on the floor, and it appeared she was eating it. I didn't know this dog could get any worse.
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Dude,

Just do the peanut butter trick. Personally, I'd say the honey-flavored PB works best.

IF THAT doesn't work, try the peanut butter trick on your actual roommate.
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Try taking it to the vet. There could be something off with the dog cognitively causing the issue.

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Also is there any discipline for the bad behavior or reward for going out side?

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Beyond telling her good girl you shit outside, no, we don't reward her.

She has no other behavior problems. She's quiet, only barks when hears a door open. She's started knocking trash cans over when we leave. Some separation anxiety it seems.

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If it shits in the crate, the crate is too big. It should be just big enough for the dog to fit. Dogs will shit in a crate if they can go to the other side to get away from it. If they have to step in or around it, they won't do it.
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If it shits in the crate, the crate is too big. It should be just big enough for the dog to fit. Dogs will shit in a crate if they can go to the other side to get away from it. If they have to step in or around it, they won't do it.
This. This is what I was trying to say before. The dog may need to stay in there even when you're home. Take it out to poop. If it doesn't, put it back in the kennel. Do this until it poops outside. Keep doing this. I know its not your dog, but you have to live with its mess if the owner isn't willing to help it.
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I know that, but he says she will anyways. I'm to the point of putting her in his room while he's gone. He can clean up her shit.
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