Gah. Stupid Poodle Doing It Again!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by rodriguezpoultry, May 23, 2010.

  1. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    This dog. I swear. We adopted him when he was 4 years old from a rescue foundation. Honest to God...

    Since moving him to our new apartment, there have been NO messes. This week though, I'm at my wits end. He pooped by the door. Now, it's not just one or two terds, we're talking an easter basket worth of it. And when I say Easter...I mean, he hides these things like Easter Eggs. Not just one "dump" site, but several little turds all over the living room.

    So I clean that up. It's evident he did it sometime in the night (although I'm not sure how as he was locked in my bedroom with me.

    Two days ago, I notice a yellow mark (VERY yellow on a nasty dark brown carpet). Knowing it is FAR too late to reprimand him for it, I resign myself to cleaning it up. Probably my fault for some reason or another. Today. This is the kicker. I have taken him out 2 times already. He only has access to food in the morning and evening for 10 minutes at a time then it gets picked up. Water is available all day.

    Somehow. OMG. Somehow, this 12 year old monster jumped the baby gate into the ferret/chicken room and peed on DBF's luggage. I'm talking he hiked up his leg and did it. He then must have jumped back out of this gate to act all innocent. I didn't find it until just now as I was vacuuming the room. I am SO ticked off. Of COURSE the pee is cold...just ticks me off that this mutt thinks he can do whatever he wants...because he is sneaky and conniving.

    At this point...he's back in diapers again. I have tried potty training this worthless dog for YEARS. He just won't commit to it. When I think he's finally got the hang of it, this crap starts up again. The Shih Tzu is potty trained with NO issues. Why the heck is he such a monster?
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    He would be crated at my house [​IMG]

    What a hassle! Is he really mad about something and "punishing" you -- or has he never housebroke properly?

    ETA: never mind [​IMG]
    Quote:I would crate him, and if he was ever out "in the house" he would be tethered to me (no more sneaking!).
    Last edited: May 23, 2010
  3. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    We'll go for months at a time where there are no issues and I'll think he's finally got it. Then we have weeks like this where he just decides to forget he's potty trained. When I'm gone somewhere he is crated, but when I'm here, he's out. I think that's what ticks me off more. I was HERE and he could have told me at any time that he needed to go out...instead he jumped the barrier and did it...
  4. agnes_day

    agnes_day Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    this sounds cruel but at least as old as he is..he will die soon and put you out of your misery!!!
    [​IMG] oh how i hate dogs.
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    Is he neutered?
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Quote:That is the stance I have taken on this. Everyone in the family wanted to put him down when my mom passed, but I had promised her I'd take care of him until it was his time. You watch. He'll wind up living to be 22 years old...just to spite me!!!!

    Yes, he was neutered when we adopted him from ARF. I can tell you, this is the absolute LAST poodle I will ever adopt from a rescue group. He has completely ruined me on the poodles forever. Over the years, we've had 5 poodles, all sweet, loving things. This one won't come to you unless he wants something.

    I have NEVER had this problem with a dog...ever. And I KNOW it's not because he's dumb. He knows too many commands to be considered dumb and you can look in his eyes and see his intelligence. Apparently, with his ridiculous sense to not be potty-trained, he just doesn't have much of a survival instinct...

    Edit: I don't want anyone thinking he isn't cared for, I even pet him every now and then when he's not acting all "high and mighty" and refuses to come near me.
    Last edited: May 23, 2010
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I'd crate the dog..
    go back to puppy basic training... Good luck..ugh...
  8. lasergrl

    lasergrl Songster

    Dec 10, 2007
    Middlefield Ohio
    poodles are one of the longest lived dogs. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 23, 2010
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Gah... I know. The last one we had lived to be 16.

    Look, he doesn't look remotely old in this photo (taken 5 minutes ago):

    Darnit...he even looks kind of cute in that photo...
    Last edited: May 23, 2010
  10. NarutoTn

    NarutoTn Songster

    Jun 18, 2009
    not trying to be mean but you need a shock wire and collar on him and when he dose it you walk him across the wire while its on and he'll have the time of his life [​IMG] [​IMG]

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