Dog Peeing and Pooping Inside

I have a dog. He is part Chi/Pom. I got him when he was 4 months old, he is now 1 and a half years. He was fully trained by me when I got him. We moved a year ago and had him retrained. My brother-in-law brought over his new dog and now he is pooing and peeing all over the house.

He has no health issues. He goes to the door every 1/2 hr, but only to mark his area then comes in and does his duty. He howls when outside and barks and growls all the time. He goes around in circles growling at himself and growls when anyone picks him up, including me. I have tried everything to stop him, from spraying cinnamon or vinegar along with Javex to disinfect.

Last week he peed on my couch for the first time, and has humped blankets, his bed, etc. He is very hyper, he chases the cat all over 3 floors until he is exhausted at least 3 - 4 times a day. He growls and snaps at people when you take a walk with him and refuses to poo outside. He doesn't eat like a normal dog, he picks out pieces of the dry food and puts the rest on the floor making a huge mess. He runs outside when he sees the opportunity to go down the main street, then he comes back when I shout to him. Thus he has to be chained outside each time he goes outside. I am afraid he is going to get hit by a car as it is very busy.

When I first got him the owners said he was a quiet dog, but he has been barking every since. I was told if he peed to rub nose in it, bad mistake wrong thing to do. I was told if he growled or showed any bad behavior to smack him on the nose, bad mistake too. I am desperately calling out for help in this. I am at my wits end with him. Please help me or I will have to get rid of him and I love him regardless.


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February 9, 20170 found this helpful

YOur dog seems like he has some serious personality issues. I think he could really benefit from some dog behaviorist training. Cesar Millan in Dog Whisperer talks about this all the time - there are certain dogs who, for whatever reason, feel like THEY, instead of you, are the Alpha Dog Boss. YOu need to break that perspective through gentle authority.

These little breeds are particularly vulnerable to these personality problems because since they are so tiny and cute we don't treat them like dogs, we baby them to death, cuddle them, etc and provide no discipline. As a result, they end up thinking they're the boss.

YOur task is to remind him that YOU are the alpha dog, not him. Once you establish that, he will no longer feel the need to mark his territory or hump (all classic dominance behaviours). YOu can achieve that thru dog behavioural training or simply by firmly yet gently, with authority, correcting him when he does something you dont' want him to.

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February 10, 20170 found this helpful

It certainly seems this problem is related to the visit of another dog. Something must have triggered a fear or loss of dominance during that visit.


I believe the most important issue right now is the growling episodes as these could become more aggressive and dangerous if left to fester.
You mention that he is in good health - does that mean he has been to the vet recently? Since this behavior started? If not, maybe this should be the first step - just to be sure there are no health problems. Also, the vet may have some suggestions or at least they may be able to recommend a good trainer.
You have several issues that need to be dealt with and a good trainer is probably the only one that can get you on the right track and in the correct order.

You can send an email to Cesar and he may be able to recommend someone in your area:

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February 10, 20171 found this helpful

If he was well behaved before this other dog came, then I think his behavior change has to do with the arrival of the other dog. I think the dogs should have their own territory.


You need to have him retrained. It doesn't have to be expensive. PetSmart has classes.

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February 11, 20172 found this helpful

Humping, peeing on your stuff, and growling when you pick him up are all signs of dominance.
As another commenter pointed out, we tend to treat these cute little dogs as our babies. But this is not a human baby. It is a nearly grown member of another species. The main problem is the dog doesn't have enough boundaries and discipline. He really thinks he doesn't have to listen to you.

I agree he needs training. But more importantly, YOU need training. If you were serious enough about it your dog would obey you instinctively. Because he doesn't I can tell that the energy you are projecting is too "soft" and he is running all over you.

Get training classes. They can't just focus on "tricks." Be sure you'll be taught to project so your dog will listen. If it only works when the trainer does it you'll be wasting your money.

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February 12, 20170 found this helpful

Put mouthwash in a spray bottle and spray every area of the house he pees or poops. It's got to be minty. It works great. Plus, put a dog door in if you have a yard and it could be a female dog is in heat in your area.

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