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    Hey everyone ok so I don't know what to do about Emmitt... He is continuously peeing on my couch when he gets up on it, he pees on my bed, has been jumping on my counter tops getting stuff off them, he doesn't listen at ALL.. There is more lol but can't think of it. It's so streesful don't know what to do. Any advice?

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    Sounds like he just needs a friendly reminder of who the boss is. Tank used to counter surf when we first got him. I used to put up a baby gate when I couldn't be in the kitchen with him so he couldn't have access to the counter. Then when we were out there together and he would even lift his head to sniff the counter I would give him a big firm "No!" and get between him and the counter. Eventually the behavior stopped (I also make sure there is nothing tempting him close to the counter edge too though)

    My dearly departed Bre used to pee on the beds if she could gain access to them. It seems to be a common bully thing that they will pee on beds. I just didn't let her get on the beds or go in the bedrooms if I wasn't home. Maybe just train Emmitt to stay off the couch and beds. If you don't crate him maybe that would help too. That way when you aren't home he can't do the undesireable behaviors.

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    sounds like it's back to basics and I agree he needs to be reminded of the house rules and his limitations/boundaries ... being on the sofa can be a reward for him but can also be taken away, you have to set the rules, boundaries and limitations and then be ever so vigilant with the consistency and follow though ... will take work and patience but he can be broken of what sounds like a dominate stand on his part, marking his spots and claiming that they now belong to him.
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    You have some great advise above, so I am not going yo add anything. Definitely go bad to the basics and don't let him get on the bed or couch. Just be consistent.
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    Yes nothing more to add ...... back to basics and make sure he knows who is boss!!

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    Griz use to pee on the sofa too. so he wasn't aloud on there while the rest of us were. he caught on eventually and now he's good to go.
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    You have some great advice, Emmitt is marking territory with the peeing. Ruggles used to get things (food) off the kitchen counters; he responded to a firm no and off. Also, I put stuff out of his reach.

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    Franklin went pee on my bed once or twice an like 3 times on the couch an once on Grammy's couch I think it was because he was sleeping an woke up an just went pee I guess he couldn't hold it but he hasn't do it in awhile (knock on wood) so I'm sure it will stop soon

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    I agree with all the others.... get back to basics and make sure he knows who the pack leader is
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    Thx for all the advice y'all I will definitely have to start all over! Thankfully I crate him while I am at work because my house would be ruined. He has never listened to me he is very dominant. Thanks again y'all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogs4me View Post
    sounds like it's back to basics and I agree he needs to be reminded of the house rules and his limitations/boundaries ... being on the sofa can be a reward for him but can also be taken away, you have to set the rules, boundaries and limitations and then be ever so vigilant with the consistency and follow though ... will take work and patience but he can be broken of what sounds like a dominate stand on his part, marking his spots and claiming that they now belong to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmmittPylate View Post
    Thx for all the advice y'all I will definitely have to start all over! Thankfully I crate him while I am at work because my house would be ruined. He has never listened to me he is very dominant. Thanks again y'all!
    Take a half hour each day and make him work. Basic obedience. Sit, stay, come, ect. Take his bowl up while he is eating. Let him know you are the boss. When you offer a treat make him take it from you without biting your hand off. Never allow him to sit higher than you. Spend 30 mins a day doing stuff like this and other techniques in the training forum and you will see a huge difference in his behavior


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