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    So the last week my dear sweet Lola has went potty on my couch 2 times then about a half hour ago she jumped up on the couch and backed her but up to my side and went pee all down me and all over my couch! Why in the h*ll is she doing this all of a sudden and what can I do to make her stop? I guess she was saying happy new years to me!

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    Sounds like a dominates thing, so next time she jumps up on the couch, immediately make her get down, no more being on the couch until she grows out of this. Plus I would go back to basics on training, and make her sit before going outside, and you go out first. Make her sit for her food and she earns affection too.
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    wowza! that is not good, I had a real dominance war with Molly she would pee on my bed in the spot I sleep, anything that smelled like me she would try to mark ... first don't allow her on the sofa, allowing her on the sofa is a reward that she hasn't earned. She is challenging you for "top dog" position so time to turn on the "Calm Assertive Energy" and take a stand ... going to call on @Vicaroo1000 for help ... I hate when it comes to it but you may have to submit her to renew dominance; but make sure to do it correctly, to correctly submit a dog you lay them on their side, not on their back, hold at the neck with a bite claw, when she gives total submission she will completely relax and lay still once you've gained that submission stand and walk away from her the Alpha always leaves the dominated dog laying in submission. Be sure you never use angry energy with her, she won't respect you if you act in anger ... take a deep breath and calmly make your stand. Good luck, keep us updated on how things go!
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    I have been making her sit to go out and I walk in the door first, I started that about 2 weeks back. She was doing this thing where she would jump on the couch in my face and bark at me so now every time she does that I push her off the couch so she hasn't done that for about a week since I started doing that! She is giving me a run for my money right now! I try to treat her good because I love her and don't want to be mean but this has got to stop before I go crazy! Getting in the shower and washing the pee off me was not my idea of fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpeasmom2008 View Post
    I have been making her sit to go out and I walk in the door first, I started that about 2 weeks back. She was doing this thing where she would jump on the couch in my face and bark at me so now every time she does that I push her off the couch so she hasn't done that for about a week since I started doing that! She is giving me a run for my money right now! I try to treat her good because I love her and don't want to be mean but this has got to stop before I go crazy! Getting in the shower and washing the pee off me was not my idea of fun!
    I know it's difficult to go through but just be firm and consistent with her, it's not being mean its being a good dog parent!! Dogs rely on clear consistent rules boundaries and limitations to make them feel safe. keeping with that always, you are giving her a balanced life!!! I promise that is whats best for her!!
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    I just took her out to go potty and I made her sit and stay before I put the leash on then I made sure I was first to go out the door and first to come in. Now I am fighting with her because she keeps jumping up on the couch and trying to smell the place were she went potty and I keep pushing her off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetpeasmom2008 View Post
    I just took her out to go potty and I made her sit and stay before I put the leash on then I made sure I was first to go out the door and first to come in. Now I am fighting with her because she keeps jumping up on the couch and trying to smell the place were she went potty and I keep pushing her off.

    be firm ... even if she jumps up 100 times, correct the behavior and make her get down, don't let her get her way!!
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    She is still at my feet whining and I just gave her some food with cottage cheese and I made her sit and stay tell I told her she could eat. She didnt like that much and kept trying to get up but I would say no in a firm voice and tell her to sit again so after she stopped fighting me then I told her to eat. This is going to be a long battle but she is listening more than I thought she would!

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    Stay with all you are doing... it is long and patient road but will pay off
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    Default Re: Going potty on my couch!

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Sounds like a dominates thing, so next time she jumps up on the couch, immediately make her get down, no more being on the couch until she grows out of this. Plus I would go back to basics on training, and make her sit before going outside, and you go out first. Make her sit for her food and she earns affection too.
    I totally agree with David. Remi "peed" once on the couch, and that was because he was so excited by all the people that he actually piddled. It was just a small amount, but yeah, it sucked!!! Hang in there...

    Something that has been helping Remi's ornery stage (you really don't want to know!!) is putting him on a leash inside the house when he's acting out to reestablish the pack leader aspect. I make him do basic commands and follow me around, at my side or behind, and when he does all effortlessly without question, the reward is getting off the leash. Like David said, definitely make him work for everything, toys, food, etc. Good luck!



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    Lola has been doing good today! She wasn't let on the couch last night or today so she has been sitting at my feet. She doesnt cry to get up today and I have been making her sit and stay tell I tell her she can eat. I also make her sit and stay when its time to go out potty. She is doing well at listening today. Last night when I made her sit and stay to get her dinner she didn't know what to think and she tried getting up a few times but we eventually got it and this morning I did the same thing so by lunch she knew what to do and did it! I think the worse thing for her is not being able to sit on my lap.

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    Bravo Well done. Your consistency is paying off. In the long run you will have a happy secure Bully because really they want rules boundaries and limits. Good work!!

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