Pomeranian Question

My second rescue pom was ignored for 3 of his 4 years. He marks up the furniture and...

My second rescue pom was ignored for 3 of his 4 years. He marks up the furniture and occasionally it is a full pee. If we go visiting I have to put a belly band on him but he will even pee in that. My home is an open floorplan so I cannot confine him to a room and this is what happened to him before so he will bark constantly if he can't see me. tethering him to me isn't practical as I am up and down a lot. he gets a lot of praise when he pees outside but it is more the marking that is driving me crazy. Any ideas?

    In Pomeranian - Asked by Anonymous - 5/15/2012 12:46:25 PM
well, i usually put my pom in either her crate inside or kennel outside if i need to, both in places where she can't see me. she whines and she barks and she cries. but all you have to do is ignore it and let him learn barking doesn't let him out of the crate. it's not abuse and also, dogs are supposed to live by YOUR schedule, not his own unless you let him out to go potty when he needs to.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/21/2012 1:19:31 PM

He, naturally won't mark in the crate but I can't leave him in there forever. This is what caused the problem in the first place. Today I took my other dog to the vet for his annual check up and took this one along. It is a good thing he had his belly band on because he cocked his leg 5 times in the exam room! He gets put out a lot and walked regularly. Often the back door is open when he pees in the living room.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/25/2012 7:56:36 PM

He's marking his territory. The boys hormones are raging. Is he neutered?
    Answered by cactuspaws - 5/29/2012 2:57:32 PM

I posted the question. It appears to be due to anxiety. he is marking and peeing and having BM's now, yet I stay at home and am able to let him out or keep the back door open. I have started him on Calm treats. this is day 3 and I have butt-ugly barricades to restrict his movement through the house. if the treats don't work I will try Clomicalm pills and if that doesn't help, much as I love him he will not be able to stay with me. I am handicapped andf spending half the day cleaning up after a filthy dog is not good for my health. I am about at my last nerve.
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/31/2012 12:44:09 PM

I finally found a pet behaviorist. He will probably never stop marking because he was neutered too late, and the hormone driven urge to mark was already a habit, but the peeing and messing is stress related, and can be controlled He is back in his crate at night, and when I shop or work in the yard he goes in the crate instead of loose,(even with the belly band on), any time he is in the house out of my sight or control. No more kibble is to be left down in the bowl. He has to know that anything he gets comes from me. I already give the dogs wet meals at specific times so I am ok there. She gave lots more suggestions, so I am hopeful.If he will never stop marking he may have to wear the belly band most of the time, but if I can stop all the peeing and pooping I will be happy. I am beginning to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/1/2012 12:31:49 PM