She wees indoors.....

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She wees indoors.....

Postby pastafreak » 05 Jul 2010, 03:51

IMMEDIATLY after a walk....
I got Sally-my rescue lurcher - a week ago. She is totally unsocialised...knew nothing about other dogs,noise,stairs...or house-training. She caught on regarding poohs very quickly. But so far-she has weed outside only once. I will walk her for as much as 45 minutes...bring her in...and she will 'go' right in front of me. I have not punished her,but have given her a sharp 'no' when I caught her. I have taken paper with a bit of wee on it outside...she ignores it. She is fine over night, and when left on the days I go to work....so she can hold it in for quite a long time. Because of her history- I am assuming this is submissive weeing.
I expect all this to take time....but I worry that my stress over it may affect her....help!!

She is a whippet cross...if that helps.
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Re: She wees indoors.....

Postby vettechie » 05 Jul 2010, 19:35

ok. being a sighthound owner (whippet) and sight hound lover, I cannot stress this enough- THEY ARE VERY SENSITIVE!!! harshness goes beyond corrective attempts, it scares the crap outta them.

She could be going in fear or submissiveness. She could be used to peeing on something other than grass. It could be both. You basically (sorry) need to housebreak her all over again and be calm but assertive, and dont yell, stomp ect.

My whippet was really hard to housebreak- even though he is very smart.

Good luck, I would love to see a pic too!

ps- google housebreaking, many sites have awesome tips! try canismajor.com too!
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Re: She wees indoors.....

Postby pastafreak » 06 Jul 2010, 05:17

Thanks so much for your reply.
Oh...I DO know she is sensitive....and extemely submissive. Also easily distracted.....and once she is-I know little progress will be made. Weeing becomes the last thing on her mind. I've also come to the conclusion that it is submissive.
I will take a look at that site....I've done a fair amount of googling already. The first hand accounts of similar experiences tell me it will take a LOT of time.

I am still looking for my USB cable....but will def get some pics up. When I say she is a cross-I have no idea what the other bit is....she is quite tall-23". Everyone thinks she is a greyhound. She needs fattening up,and we are making progress already.Her ribs are less obvious.... :cool2:
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Re: She wees indoors.....

Postby mamie » 06 Jul 2010, 05:49

I've housetrained five greyhounds over the last many years and found one way that always works for me.

I take the dog for a short walk every 30 minutes. Eventually, they have to pee outside. That is when you heap on the praise, give a treat and try to get them to smell THE spot. Then every few hours take the dog back to THE spot and let them sniff. They catch on very quickly after A spot is established.

Most sighthounds are very smart!
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Re: She wees indoors.....

Postby pastafreak » 13 Jul 2010, 16:14

We're making progress. She was totally clean for the past several days...we established A Spot....now anywhere will work.But we had an accident this evening. It was my own fault....I got absorbed in something and it was at least 30 minutes past her normal walk time. That'll teach me!

She is now flat on her back on the sofa.......I get a corner of it if I am lucky...... :sigh:
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