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Post by Oswald on Thu Oct 03 2013, 09:41

Just recently Oswald has cocked his leg to two things in the house a material bag and a pile of clean laundry...why? and how do I stop it?

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Post by Staffy lover on Thu Oct 03 2013, 09:45

Oh, never had that problem, but then Pixee is a girl, mind you that does not stop her cocking her leg up for wees on walks Laughing . I am sure someone will able to come along and help. Sorry I cant help on that one.
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Post by janey on Thu Oct 03 2013, 09:47

If its just twice I wouldn't be overly worried, just clean it really well so he doesn't think its the place where he can go. He could be at that age where he is just pushing his boundries, back to basics usually works Xx
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Post by Oswald on Thu Oct 03 2013, 10:28

Thanks Janey will do Big Grin pushing the boundaries sounds about right he is also "pinching" things from inside to take outside and chew to bits!
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Post by janey on Thu Oct 03 2013, 10:32

Laughing  they can be little buggers at times!
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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 03 2013, 10:41

Sounds a bit like a teenage phase Laughing definitely back to basics will work, Darcy had a phase were she thought it was ok to wee on my sons bedroom rug despite never doing it before at wits end biological washing powder to clean so she couldn't smell were she'd been and back to basics stopped it Big Grin

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Post by yeahbut on Thu Oct 03 2013, 11:18

Douglas did this once or twice when I first got him from the rescue. My strategy was to not acknowledge it at all. No harsh words, no shocked words, absolutely no reaction. Out of sight, I cleaned the area thoroughly and used a neutraliser spray to disassociate the place with the unwanted event. He has never done it since so I would therefore consider this strategy to be a success. Where you say that Oswald is 'marking', I guess you mean that he is peeing only a tiny amount. If it's a lot, it's probably a good idea to consider whether he's just desperate and couldnt hold it in, in which case it's an accident and not his fault at all, or whether he's ill, in which case he couldnt help it. I'm not sure what people mean here when they say 'back to basics'. Can someone explain?

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Post by Oswald on Thu Oct 03 2013, 11:49

Just a small amount more a spray then off again sort of thing he has free accesses to the back yard at this time of the year, we keep the screen slightly unlatched and he can let himself in and out. It's just so very out of character for him, boundary pushing makes sense though...wonder if I can do this in here kind of thing I guess.
He just knows he is too cute!
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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 03 2013, 12:08

Aww Oswald you handsome boy Love Struck Love Struck great pic Mel.

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Post by Staffy lover on Thu Oct 03 2013, 12:16

Wow hes handsome and does look like a tiger Love Struck 
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Post by yeahbut on Thu Oct 03 2013, 13:03

Wow, he really is a looker.

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Post by Kathy on Thu Oct 03 2013, 19:23

Awwww Oswald, sorry this isn't something I have ever had to deal with, thankfully. When you wash the area down try to use a non biological washing detergent to deter him from doing it again.
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