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Re: Dog Urination problem

Posted by:  Marie Evans
Posted on:  November 08, 2002 at 17:49:37

In Reply to: Dog Urination problem
Category:   Behavior Problems
Posted by:  Sherry Morton-Mollo
Posted on:  November 07, 2002 at 21:27:02

Question:

: We have one Jack Russell Whom we love. Another full blooded female Jack Russell was given us. She seems happy in our huge and diverse yard. Yet, she still goes the bathroom (urinating) all over the house. We don't know how to break her of this habit. Our other Jack Russell (male) has no problem with this. Please help.


Response:

Hi Sherry,


First I would have her checked out by your vet to make sure there's no physical problem for her urinating. Sometimes this problem can be something as simple as a urinary tract infection, and once it clears up the dog is fine.

Or your female might have been given to you because she's not housebroken. So you might have to give her a course in Housebreaking 101.

And please remember, you can't compare another terrier to this one. They are all unique little individuals, all from unique backrounds. If she hasn't been housebroken properly from her previous owners then it is far from her fault.

So, have her checked, and if she is healthy, then you will have to start housebreaking all over with her. The good thing about housebreaking an adult is they catch on rather quickly.

Regards,
Marie