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Potty Training the Already Potty Trained

Post by Eternit » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 07:52:11



I've just introduced a new familiy member, a Long haired Doxie by the name
of Jake. In all honesty, hes one of the most amazing, lovable dogs I have
ever come across, his rare colouring and blue eye just happens to be a
bonus to his wonderfull personality. Although, there are just a few
nitches in his habits.

When we got Jake, he seemed utterly perfect for such a young dog.He doesnt
bark, loves other dogs, people, and even cats. What surprised me most is
when he needs to go, he'll go to the door and wait until he's let out. At
night, he'll sleep with me at the foot of my bed until morning where he
lets himself out without waking anyone up (dads usually up early anyways,
so he lets him out), then come back to bed 'till breakfast.

Lately Jake has stopped going to the door. We'll take him outside anyway,
and he'll have no interest in going to the bathroom-until he gets inside.
I dont understand why his habits have changed so suddenly, and hes done it
alot in the past couple days. He's an unnutered male, and I refuse to get
him neutered until his breeding days are over, as he'll adventually be
used as a Stud. Perhaps this behavior is out of spite? He's extremely
attached to me and Ive been leaving him at home for a few hours with the
rest of the family to get him used to me not always being there. He cowars
and looks guilty when we find his messes. Anyone know why he would be
acting this way so suddenly?

-Paige

 
 
 

Potty Training the Already Potty Trained

Post by TheAmazingPuppyWiz.. » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 09:53:43


HOWEDY Eternity,

Quote:

> I've just introduced a new familiy member, a Long haired
> Doxie by the name of Jake. In all honesty, hes one of the
> most amazing, lovable dogs I have ever come across, his
> rare colouring and blue eye just happens to be a bonus to
> his wonderfull personality. Although, there are just a few
> nitches in his habits.

You mean QUIRKS, not nitches:

              "It is by muteness that a dog becomes
                     so utterly beyond value."

                   Like a confessor Priest?

            "With him, words play no torturing tricks..., "
                      --John Galsworthy.

              Don't bet your dog won't tell on you...
                     Their behaviors reflect
             our words, actions and training quirks.
             Jerry HOWE, The Puppy Wizard. <{} ; ~  )  >

Quote:
> When we got Jake, he seemed utterly perfect for such a
> young dog. He doesnt bark, loves other dogs, people, and
> even cats.

As it should be.

Quote:
> What surprised me most is when he needs to go, he'll go
> to the door and wait until he's let out. At night, he'll
> sleep with me at the foot of my bed until morning where
> he lets himself out without waking anyone up (dads usually
> up early anyways, so he lets him out), then come back to
> bed 'till breakfast.

As it should be.

Quote:
> Lately Jake has stopped going to the door. We'll take him
> outside anyway, and he'll have no interest in going to the
> bathroom-until he gets inside.

Ooops!

Quote:
> I dont understand why his habits have changed so suddenly,

Dogs ONLY have HOWEsbreakin problems for TWO REASONS:

1. They're EITHER SICK.

OR

2. They're UNHAPPY.

Quote:
>  and hes done it alot in the past couple days.

Could be he's sick but PROBABLY AIN'T.

You can FIND HOWET by TRAINING HIM. If he AIN'T SICK he'll NOT DO THAT
after you study and follow the INSTRUCTIONS in own FREE
COPY of The Amazing Puppy Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY
INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method Manual <{);
~ ) >

Quote:
> He's an unnutered male,

Good. Unnecessary surgical *** is
UNETHICKAL and causes fear and aggression
and only benefits the unethickal or unwitting
vets who do the procedure on the advice of
S/N NAZIS who FEAR and *** critters and
call it SHELTER and RESCUE.

Quote:
>  and I refuse to get him neutered until
>  his breeding days are over,

Dogs shoudldn't be surgically mutilated unless
they NEED surgery for sumpthin and then ONLY
the SICK PARTS should be messed with.

Dogs shouldn't be carelessly bred, so maybe
you should look into apupriate breeding practices.

Quote:
> as he'll adventually be used as a Stud.

The DOG LOVERS will jump all over you for sayin that.
HOWEver, don't let them stray from the HOWEsbreakin
problem on accHOWENT of THEY GOT NO ADVICE if the
dog AIN'T SICK... and he PROBABLY AIN'T.

Quote:
> Perhaps this behavior is out of spite?

For WHAT? Dogs are VERY SENSITIVE critters.

Quote:
> He's extremely attached to me

Try The Amazing Puppy Wizard's NON PHYSCIAL C-HOWENTER
CONditioning and DESENSITIZATION Technique aka The Amazing
Puppy Wizard's Surrogate Toy Separation AnXXXIHOWESNESS /
Bed Time Calming / Fear Of Thunder / Car Sickness /
*** Urination / Obsessive Compulsive *** / Chronic
Urinary Tract / Bladder / Irritable BHOWEL /
Obsessive Compulsive Marking / Spraying / Defecating
Syndrome Technique <{); ~ ) >

Quote:
>  and Ive been leaving him at home for a few hours
> with the rest of the family to get him used to me
> not always being there.

Well, there ya go! That'll EXXPLAIN HOWE COME
he's shittin in the HOWES. There's ONLY TWO
THINGS MOORE UNNATURAL than a dog HOWEsbreakin
problem and THAT'S a KAT HOWEsbreakin problem
and THIRD is opposite sex aggression amongst
HOWEscritters... as MOST of the EXXXPERTS here
dog's GOT as you'll find in their posted case
histories.

You can CURE your dog's problem INSTANTLY
but you gotta KNOW HOWE...

Quote:
>  He cowars and looks guilty when we find his messes.

That's REINFORCING his UNHAPPINESS. You can CURE THAT
in WON DAY if you study your FREE COPY of The Amazing
Puppy Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL
FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method Manual <{); ~ ) >

Quote:
> Anyone know why he would be acting this way so suddenly?

He's UPSET. FIX IT.

Quote:
> -Paige

HERE'S HOWE:

             ALL Temperament and Behavior Problems
                      And 90% Of DIS-EASE
                  Are CAUSED BY MISHANDLING.
                        THAT'S GOOD!
                 THAT MEANS We can CURE ALL
               Temperament And Behavior Problems
                      And 90% Of DIS-EASE
                       NEARLY INSTANTLY
         Simply By DOING EXXXACTLY, PRECISELY, OPPOSITE
                   Of HOWE We've Been TAUGHT
              By UNIVERSITY TRAINED Behaviorists

HOWEDY People!

ALL Temperament and Behavior Problems Are CAUSED BY MISHANDLING.

"...all the highest nervous activity, as it manifests
itself in the conditional reflex, consists of a continual
change of these three fundamental processes -- excitation,
inhibition and disinhibition."  Ivan P. Pavlov

THAT'S GOOD!

"It is NO WONDER that the marked changes in
deviant behavior of children can be achieved
through brief, simple educative routines with
their mothers which modify the mother's social
behaviors shaping the child (Whaler, 1966). Some
clinics have reported ELIMINATION ofthe need for
child THERAPY through changing the clinical emphasis
from clinical to parental HANDLING of the child
(Szrynski 1965).

A large number of cases improved sufficiently after
preliminary contact with parents that NO treatment
of children was required, and almost ALL cases
SHOWE a remarkably shortened period for therapy.
Quite severe cases of anorexia nervosa have been
treated in own to five months by simply REPLACING
the parents temporarily with EFFUSIVELY LOVING
SUBSTITUTES (Groen, 1966)."

"Despite Skinner's clear denunciation of "negative
reinforcement" (1958) NEARLY EVER LEARNING
THEORY model involves the USE OF PUNISHMENT.
Of curse, Skinner has never to my knowledge,
demonstrated HOWE we escape the phenomenon
that an expected reward not received is experienced
as a punishment and can produce extensive and
persistent aggression (Azrin et al, 1966)."

THAT MEANS we can CURE ALL Temperament And Behavior
Problems NEARLY INSTANTLY simply by DOING EXXXACTLY,
PRECISELY, OPPOSITE of HOWE we've been TAUGHT TO
MISHANDLE and ABUSE HOWER dogs by the UNIVERSITY
TRAINED behaviorists and PROFESSIONAL PET CARE
SPECIALISTS who MAKE THEIR LIVING off of PERPETUATING
their SHEER IDIOCY and IGNOING the works of Drs. Sam
Corson, Dra. Mary Cover Jones, Breland & Breland, and
other notable psychologists IGNORED and OVERLOOKED by
the ABUSERS who TEACH US to lock HOWER dogs in boxes,
bribe, choke, intimidate, and IGNORE HOWER dog's,
children's and SP-HOWESES cries of FEAR and NEED and
WITHHOLD attention, affection, so called "rewards"
and UNCONDITIONAL LOVE TRUST and RESPECT.

Pavlov Told Us So 100 Years Ago. Sam Corson, Pavlov's Last
Student Demonstrated At UofOH Oxford, That Rehabilitation
Of Hyperactive Dogs Can Easily And Readily Be Done Using TLC.
Tender Loving Care Is At The Root Of The Scientific Management
Of Doggys.  <{) ; ~ ) >

WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO BLAME THE DOG OR ITS BREED:

                 ALL Critters Only Respond In
               PREDICTABLE INNATE NORMAL NATURAL
                  INSTINCTIVE REFLEXIVE Ways;
       To Situations And Circumstances Of Their Environment
                   Which We Create For Them.

                You GET The Critter You TRAINED

                        A DOG Is A Dog;
                       As A KAT Is A KAT;
                     As A BIRDY Is A BIRDY;
                     As A CHILD IS A CHILD;
                   As A SP-HOWES Is a SP-HOWES.

The Amazing Puppy Wizard has MUCH CASE HISTORY and PEER
REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC DATA to PROVE these "FAR FETCHED"
claims. HOWEver, for today's puporses, this will be all
that's necessary:

Here's your FREE copy of The Amazing Puppy
Wizard's FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training
Method Manual:

http://www.moonsgarden.com/

Just ASK The Amazing Puppy Wizard if you
need any additional FREE heelp. There's NO
arbritrary INFORMATION in your FREE copy
of The Amazing Puppy Wizard's FREE WWW
Wits' End Dog Training Method Manual so
study it well and do and follow ALL the
EXXXERCISES AS INSTRUCTED... it's a
PRECISE SCIENCE or it COULDN'T GET 100%
CONSISTENT NEARLY INSTANT SUCCESS for all
handlers and all dogs in all fields or
utilities and behaviors all over the Whole
Wild World <{) ; ~ )  >

                 ALL Critters Only Respond In
               PREDICTABLE INNATE NORMAL NATURAL
                  INSTINCTIVE REFLEXIVE Ways;
       To Situations And Circumstances Of Their Environment
                   Which We Create For Them.

                You GET The Critter You TRAINED

                        A DOG Is A Dog;
                       As A KAT Is A KAT;
                     As A BIRDY Is A BIRDY;
                     As A CHILD IS A CHILD;
                   As A SP-HOWES Is a SP-HOWES.

             In The Problem Animal Behavior BUSINESS
                       FAILURE MEANS DEATH.
                       SAME SAME SAME SAME,
            For The Problem Child Behavior BUSINESS.

          Damn The Descartean War of "Nature Vs Nurture."
               We Teach By HOWER Words And Actions
                  And GET BACK What We TAUGHT.

         ALL Behavior Problems Are CAUSED BY MISHANDLING

           Jer 21 And unto this people thou shalt say,
           Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I set before
           you The Way Of Life, And The Way Of Death.

           2Ki 19:6 And Isaiah said unto them, Thus
           shall ye say to your master, Thus saith
           the LORD, Be not afraid of the words which
           thou hast heard, with which the servants of
           the king of Assyria have blasphemed me.

                  The Puppy Prophet <{); ~ ) >

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Potty Training the Already Potty Trained

Post by Rock » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 10:13:27



rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

Quote:
> Lately Jake has stopped going to the door.

Have Jake's vet check for a UTI or other physical problems.

--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

 
 
 

Potty Training the Already Potty Trained

Post by TheAmazingPuppyWiz.. » Mon, 15 Aug 2005 10:53:04


HOWEDY matty,

Quote:


> rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

> > Lately Jake has stopped going to the door.

> Have Jake's vet check for a UTI or other physical problems.

The vet AIN'T GOT a cure for the dog not askin
to go HOWET, matty... the dog is UPSET. She'll
CURE the dog being UPSET in WON DAY if she studies
and follows The Amazing Puppy Wizard's 100% CONSISTENTLY
NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL FREE WWW Wits' End Dog
Training Method Manual, JUST LIKE HOWE all them others
done whom you call LAIRS and tell them NOT TO REPORT
their 100% NEARLY INSTANT SUCCESS RIGHT HERE, matty,
on The Amazing Puppy Wizard's HUMAN BEHAVIOR RESEARCH
LABORATORIES, matty...

Quote:
> --
> --Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

HOWEDY matty,

Quote:


> rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

> > There's no point in having a dog that can
> > spend no time with his humans.  And it's
> > not fair to the dog to have him live that way.

Oh, well we wouldn't wanna be UNFAIR to HOWER dogs
would we, dog lovers <{): ~ (  >

Quote:
> And it's a "chicken and egg" conundrum:

That so, matty?

Quote:
> The dog messes in the house

Dogs HOWEsbreak INSTINCTIVELY at four weeks
of age, matty. Actually three weeks, but they
can't CON-TRAIN themselves to make it MOORE
than a few feet away from their livin area.

Quote:
> because he's not used to living in the house;

No matty. Dogs SHIT their HOWESES ONLY for TWO REASONS:

1. THEY'RE SICK.

2. THEY'RE UNHAPPY.

Quote:
> the dog doesn't live in the house because
> he messes in the house.

Dogs MESS their HOWESES on accHOWENT of they're
EITHER SICK or UNHAPPY, matty. If the dog AIN'T
SICK HE DON'T WANT TO BE THERE and THAT'S HOWE
COME he SHITS IN THE BOSS'S HOWES, so PUTTIN IT
HOWET is a REWARD, not a PUNISHMENT, matty.

Quote:
> John: I need to emphasize a few of the
> things Bizby wrote in her good advice.

bizby40 GOT THE SAME PROBLEM, matty. REMEMBER?
Her husband is abHOWET ready to THROW HER HOWET
with her *** dog. She's SLEEPIN IN ANOTHER
ROOM on accHOWENT of she's takin the dog HOWET
ALL NITE LONG and locks IT in a box and ties IT
to a leash attached to her belt when IT AIN'T
LOCKED IN A BOX JUST LIKE HOWE she was TOLD TO
DO by you and your LYING DOG ABUSING MENTALLY
ILL PALS, matty.

Quote:
>  First, a short and reliable schedule:

SCHEDULING CAUSES STRESS, matty. The Amazing
Puppy Wizard GOT NO SCHEDULES. HIS dogs eat
and relieve themseslves AS THEY PREFER, matty.

Quote:
> take your Poodle out as often as you think about it,

THAT will DISAVAIL the dog of DEVELOPING SELF CONTROL,
matty. THAT'S HOWE COME you punks can't HOWEsbreak
your own dogs.

Quote:
> at least before and after play, before and
> after meals, before and after naps.

That's a WHOLE LOTTA WORK, FOR NUTHIN, matty.
DOGS HOWESBREAK INSTINCTIVELY if you don't
***WITH THEM like HOWE you do, matty.

DOGS ARE NOT BUILT TO BE LOCKED IN BOXES and SCHEDULED.

Quote:
> The schedule is important because you're
> training your dog, and dogs like consistency.

You mean, they'll NEED TO CONTINUE THAT SCHEDULE.

BWEEEEEEEEEEAAHAHAHAHHAAA!!!

THAT'S INSANE.

Quote:
> Second, you need a good deal of patience -

DOGS HOWESBREAK INSTINCTIVELY matty. If a dog
has HOWEsbreakin problems he's EITHER SICK or
UNHAPPY, matty. THERE'S NO COMPROMISES.

Quote:
>  in this case you need to hang out with your dog
> until he goes, no matter how long that takes.

BWEEEEEEEAAHAHAHAHHAHHAAA!!!

THAT'S INSANE, matty. The Amazing Puppy Wizard's
100% CONSISTENTLY NEARLY INSTANTLY SUCCESSFUL
FREE WWW Wits' End Dog Training Method Manual
Students ALL OVER The WHOWEL WILD WORLD train
their dogs to RELIEVE THEMSELVES OFF LEAD IN
A DESIGNATED AREA and RETURN in 2 MINUTES FLAT.

It takes LESS THAN WON WEEK, matty.

Quote:
> If it's obvious that he's not going to eliminate when
> you know he should need to go, bring him back inside,

AIN'T THAT GONNA VIOLATE YOUR CONSISTENCY, matty?

Quote:
> closely supervise or crate him for 10 or 15 minutes,

THAT'LL MAKE THE DOG ANXXXIHOWES, matty.

Quote:
> and repeat the process.

You'll be standin HOWEtside FOREVER, matty.

Quote:
> Third, supervise him, supervise him, supervise him.

You mean TEACH the dog that he can command 100%
of your undivided attention by liftin his leg on
sumpthin, like tara o. aka tee's Joe Joe and professora
melanie's dog Skeeter been doin.

Quote:
>   He doesn't yet know that he's not supposed
>   to eliminate in the house,

You think Mother Nature FORGOT to give his dog his
HOWESBREAKIN TERRORTORIAL IMPERATIVE, matty?

Quote:
> so correcting him

You mean PUNISHING IT, matty.

Quote:
> won't do a thing other than make him afraid of you.

That so? Then HOWE COME YOU PUNISH YOUR DOGS, matty?

Quote:
>  Limit his space until he knows
>  that the whole house is his.

THAT'S AN OXYMORON, matty. HOWE can you SAY THAT???

THAT'S INSANE. It'll take abHOWET TWO HOWERS to
HOWEstrain ANY puppy by simply doin EXXXACTLY
OPPOSITE of HOWE you abuse dogs, matty.

Quote:
> Little used areas are fair game for his
> intentions as far as he's concerned.

That so, matty? DOGS ONLY MESS THEIR HOWESES
when they're SICK or UNHAPPY, matty.

Hey? You know what? It's LUCKY that YOU ARE A
PROFESSIONAL DOGGY DAY CARE PROVIDER and TRAINER.

Ain't that correct, matty? DO YOU NOT HAVE A VESTED
INTEREST in MISLEADING people so you can SELL THEM
YOUR SERVICES, matty? Does your doggy day care center
have LICENSING PERMITS and INSURANCE as a BUSINESS,
matty? DO YOU DECLARE TAXES on your INCOME, matty?

You're a FRAUD A LIAR A DOG ABUSER A COWARD and MENTAL CASE.

Quote:
> --
> --Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

HOWEDY matty you miserable lying dog abusing mental case,

Quote:

> oregonchick said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

> > How do we conquer the seperation anxiety?

You got to stop MISHANDLING the dog JUST LIKE
HOWE The Amazing Puppy Wizard SEZ <{); ~ ) >

Quote:
> > Should we just lock him up in the crate for a short time,

The dog MIGHT DROP DEAD on you for doin THAT.

Quote:
> > and gradually increase it?

THE DOG IS SHITTIN HIS GUTS HOWET from bein
locked in a box and IGNORED when he cries.

Quote:
> You're on the right track,

You're a dog abusing punk thug coward, matty.

Quote:
> though the crate has probably become a bad place by now.

Think so? PERHAPS she should TRAIN her dog?

LIKE THIS:

  lyinglynn writes to a new foster care giver:
  For barking in the crate - leave the leash on and
  pass it through the crate door.  Attach a line to it.
  When he barks, use the line for a correction.

 - if necessary, go to a citronella bark collar.

  Lynn K.

     "Granted That The Dog Who Fears Retribution
     Will Adore His Owner," lying "I LOVE KOEHLER" lynn.

Quote:
> Before I write yet another long "crate post"

BWEEEEEEEEEEEAAHAHAHAHHAHAAA!!!

YOUR OWN DOG IS DYIN FROM PSYCHOGENIC SEIZURES
on accHOWENT of you're a dog abusing punk.

Quote:
>  that gets no response,

On accHOWENT of The Amazing Puppy Wizard
has IDENTIFIED EXXPOSED and DISCREDITED
you as a liar a dog abuser a coward and
ACTIVE ACUTE LONG TERM INCURABLE MENTAL
CASE, matty <{); ~ ) >

Quote:
> answer me one thing:

NO. You can't post here abHOWETS nodoGgamenedMOORE.

JUST LIKE the rest of your lying dog abusing punk
thug coward pals, matty <{); ~ ) >

Quote:
>  What was the thinking behind leaving him in the garden shed

On accHOWENT of he'll DESTROY the HOWES, matty.

Quote:
>  and not in the home he's become comfortable with?

THE DOG IS DYIN FROM STRESS, matty.

IT AIN'T COMFORTABLE in ITS HOWES.

Quote:
> --Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

Here's you HURTING dogs and LYING abHOWT IT:


Subject: Re: Leg Humper
Date: 1999/09/14



Quote:
>By "sticking your knee up," I can only presume that you are
>suggesting that the people knee the dog in the chest. If
>that's what you meant, just say it, instead of beating around
>the bush to avoid criticism from people like me. That kind of
>***has got to stop, and that's why I'm here, to help wean
>you guys off of the abuse and into the proper methods of
>dealing with behavior problems.

Jerry, I was appreciating your explanation
up until this last paragraph.

Why did you blow it?

--Matt


          > Linda wrote in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

          > > When you compare using sound and
          > > praise to solve a problem with using
          > > shock collars,***, and punishment
          > > how can you criticize the use of sound?

          > There's nothing more to be said, then.
          > You've made up your mind.

          > But you've impressed me by mentioning
          > that you're a professor with 30 years of
          > experience.

          > So, can you cite some examples of
          > people recommending "shock collars,
          >***, and punishment"?
          > --
          > --Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

BWWWAWHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!

Quote:
> > > Jerome Bigge writes:
> > > I do know that hitting, hurting your dog will often
> > > make the dog either aggressive or a fear biter,
> > > neither of which we want to do.
> > And neither does anyone else, Jerome.
> > No matter what Jerry Howe states.
> > --Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

"Just Want To Second Jerry's Method For
Dealing With This (Destructive Separation
Anxiety). I've Suggested It To Quite A Few
Clients Now And It's Worked 'EVERY TIME
The Very First Time' - marilyn, Trainer, 33
Years Experience.

You DO remember KILLFILING MARILYN for
her coment above regarding her success with
The Puppy Wizard's Surrogate Toy Separation
Anxiety / Bed Time Calming / ***
Urination Technique (STSA/BTC/SUT)?

Perhaps you likeWIZE recall a pediatrician, Dr. Z,
who commented that his bed time calming technique
was quite similar?

Quote:
> > You're scary Marilyn.
> > Marilyn must be quite a disturbed individual.
> > I feel very sorry for her and her family.

"His Amazing Progress Almost Makes Me Cry.
Your Method Takes Positive Training To The
Next Level And Should Really Be Used By All
Trainers Who Call Themselves Trainers. Thank
You For Helping Me ...

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Potty Training the Already Potty Trained

Post by shell » Tue, 16 Aug 2005 00:33:40


On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 18:52:11 -0400, "Eternity"

Quote:

>Lately Jake has stopped going to the door. We'll take him outside anyway,
>and he'll have no interest in going to the bathroom-until he gets inside.
>I dont understand why his habits have changed so suddenly, and hes done it
>alot in the past couple days.

like Matt said, take him to the vet ASAP to be checked for a UTI or
other physical problem.  that's always the first thing to rule out
whenever there's a sudden change in behavior.  if he does have a UTI, he
truly cannot help having accidents.  UTIs are excruciatingly painful.

Quote:
>He's an unnutered male, and I refuse to get
>him neutered until his breeding days are over, as he'll adventually be
>used as a Stud.

since you brought it up, and since you posted to *breeds about studding
him out, why?  what makes you think that breeding him is a good idea?

Quote:
>Perhaps this behavior is out of spite?

no.

Quote:
>He's extremely
>attached to me and Ive been leaving him at home for a few hours with the
>rest of the family to get him used to me not always being there. He cowars
>and looks guilty when we find his messes. Anyone know why he would be
>acting this way so suddenly?

what do you do when he has an accident indoors?  if you reprimand him
for it, then it's no wonder he acts afraid whenever you find a mess.  i
think it's always a bad idea to punish a dog for accidents.  dogs aren't
very good abstract thinkers.  when you punish a dog for having an
accident--whether you catch him in the act or do it hours after the
accident--the dog does not associate the punishment with the act of
going indoors.  punishing him will only teach him that pottying in front
of you is a bad thing.  it will *NOT* teach him that pottying indoors is
the problem.  what that means is that he'll learn to hide from you when
he has to go.  

so, if you rule out a medical problem and find that it is, indeed, a
housebreaking problem, i recommend returning to the basics.  pretend
he's a puppy that has had no house training.

if you catch him in the act, interrupt him without making a huge deal
out of it.  just pick him up, take him outdoors, and praise him for
finishing outside.  then, quietly clean up the mess.  i do the clean-up
with the dog in another room, so that s/he cannot watch.  i also use an
enzymatic cleaner to remove any odor, so the dog is not drawn to potty
in that spot again.

the other important thing to do is supervise him so that he never has
the opportunity to have indoor accidents.  tether him to you or crate
him when you can't watch him.  every accident he has will undermine the
successes, so you're doing him a disservice by letting him have
accidents.  i can't stress this enough.

so, supervise him when he's indoors or crate him when you can't.  that
way he won't have an opportunity to have accidents.  if he *does* have
an accident, clean it up without punishing him.  praise him like crazy
when he potties outside.  easy peasy, right?  if you do that, it won't
take long for him to become trustworthy in the house again.  

--
shelly
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We think nothing of our ability to tell prophecy through the reading of
mashed potatoes.  A monkey could do it, and the future is usually pretty
bleak anyway.
-- Melora (Rasputina)