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Dog Training: Urinating At Home

Jun 30, 2008
If you are a dog owner and you have a problem with your friend urinating in your home, this article is definitely for you. This bad habit can be the worst because just the smell alone can be something so difficult to get out. You might be able to clean up the mess but if you have carpet the smell will be something that will always linger. There are a lot of people that will solve this problem by just buying a well made cleaner to take care of the smell and hope that he out grows this phase but this is the wrong way to go because it is only reinforcing this behavior to him. This is the first and foremost thing that people need to understand about their pets. They are a bread of animals that react to leaders and when a leader see's a behavior that is unacceptable he corrects it and makes sure they understand this. He also enforces the notion that there are consequences to this behavior should it happen again.

This is where you come in. You need to be the leader that he looks to for guidance. You need to be the leader who corrects him and keeps him in place and in check. He looks to you for that and the problems arise when you cant provide that. The problem I am referring to is your pet taking the role as leader from you because you didn't embrace it. This simple task is what causes all these problems because your pet thinks that he can do whatever he wants because in his head he is the leader and you don't think that because in your head you think you are the leader. This conflict causes your pet to misbehave.

The best way to eliminate this problem is to take control of your pet. You need to embrace and resume the active role of pack leader because that is the only way that he will listen to your corrections and obey commands. This will also cause him to take your threat of consequences seriously. There have been many dogs that didn't seem to take any of these seriously and just went about doing what they wanted to do. The best way to show your pet that you are the leader is to think it yourself. If you were to think that you are the leader and actually believe it yourself, you will unknowingly exude that kind of feeling. Animals and especially dogs can pick up on this feeling.

Another way is to simply take him out for a walk. During this walk you need to make sure that anything that he does is corrected and you need to make sure he knows this. You need to stop him and correct any behavior you don't like. As you keep doing this it will translate to the home. You will see that he has stopped urinating everywhere because he knows that the pack leader would not allow such thing.
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This author lives in Flemington, NJ with her husband and 5 month old daughter and is an expert contributing author for a luxury dog feeders boutique offering variety of dog beds and personalized dog beds.
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