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post #2266 of 3698
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All good, thanks.  Not sure what I can contribute to this thread any more so I just pop by once in a while.

 

How's your pup?

 

lefty

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Nice story
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All good, thanks.  Not sure what I can contribute to this thread any more so I just pop by once in a while.

 

How's your pup?

 

lefty


Jake is quite stubborn on where he'll have a bowel movement so someone suggested I try "matching" him to help re-train him. It's basically when you insert a match up a dog's ass to induce him to go to the washroom. Ever heard of this? Does it work?
post #2268 of 3698
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I read "bowel movement" and "matching him" and had an interesting image of you in your yard.

 

Yes, it does work but do you really want to be the guy who shoves matches up his dog's ass?  As long as he isn't defecating in the house, what's the issue?

 

lefty

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I read "bowel movement" and "matching him" and had an interesting image of you in your yard.

 

Yes, it does work but do you really want to be the guy who shoves matches up his dog's ass?  As long as he isn't defecating in the house, what's the issue?

 

lefty


Haha I know. It's super weird. I don't really want to be that guy. The issue is that he'll only go in bushes and there aren't any bushes near my condo so taking him out to the washroom takes like 20 minutes. I don't always have that much time. It would be much easier if he'd just go on the grass but he doesn't seem to agree. I've tried to train him to go in a specific spot by simply refusing to take him elsewhere. He'll scratch at the door, I take him to the spot and then he just stands there. After repeating this for an hour or so I get frustrated and just give up. This cycle has been going on for about a week.

Any ideas that don't involve matches? lol
post #2270 of 3698
You should take a shit on the grass with him. Dogs are pack animals. If its good enough for his leader it should be good enough for him.
post #2271 of 3698
Seems like you just don't have time for a puppy right now to be quite frank.

If you cannot spare 20mins to take your pup out for restrooms, you should rethink your position in being an owner.

From what I remember, I took my pup out regularly at least twice a day, same time frame... i.e. morning time, anywhere between 9 - noon (varies as they get older, something to do with holding it longer) then 7-11PM at night (depending on the season and when it was dinner time).

You say you live in a condo? I am sure there are walk ways for you to take a short stroll then comeback to a patch of grass for your dog to do the deed. That is what I did and eventually it grew into a nice routine. Your dog will recognize when to go and even remind you. It is all about consistency at the beginning, and building good habits together.
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You should take a shit on the grass with him. Dogs are pack animals. If its good enough for his leader it should be good enough for him.


A match by any other name. . .
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Nice story
Jake is quite stubborn on where he'll have a bowel movement so someone suggested I try "matching" him to help re-train him. It's basically when you insert a match up a dog's ass to induce him to go to the washroom. Ever heard of this? Does it work?
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

I read "bowel movement" and "matching him" and had an interesting image of you in your yard.

 

Yes, it does work but do you really want to be the guy who shoves matches up his dog's ass?  As long as he isn't defecating in the house, what's the issue?

 

lefty

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You should take a shit on the grass with him. Dogs are pack animals. If its good enough for his leader it should be good enough for him.

This is excellent advice from Rambo - no doubt speaking from experience. happy.gif

And I agree with Lefty - who gives a shit? satisfied.gif

Reminds me of a story my wife tells: she sold a puppy to a guy who lived out of state and when she'd talk to him over the years and asked about the dog he'd say, "Eating good, going to the bathroom good." She still laughs about it - i.e., dogs don't go to the bathroom - they take a shit on the lawn.
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Seems like you just don't have time for a puppy right now to be quite frank.
If you cannot spare 20mins to take your pup out for restrooms, you should rethink your position in being an owner.
From what I remember, I took my pup out regularly at least twice a day, same time frame... i.e. morning time, anywhere between 9 - noon (varies as they get older, something to do with holding it longer) then 7-11PM at night (depending on the season and when it was dinner time).
You say you live in a condo? I am sure there are walk ways for you to take a short stroll then comeback to a patch of grass for your dog to do the deed. That is what I did and eventually it grew into a nice routine. Your dog will recognize when to go and even remind you. It is all about consistency at the beginning, and building good habits together.


His puppy is about one year of age so I'm sure he undertands its needs.

 

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Haha I know. It's super weird. I don't really want to be that guy. The issue is that he'll only go in bushes and there aren't any bushes near my condo so taking him out to the washroom takes like 20 minutes. I don't always have that much time. It would be much easier if he'd just go on the grass but he doesn't seem to agree. I've tried to train him to go in a specific spot by simply refusing to take him elsewhere. He'll scratch at the door, I take him to the spot and then he just stands there. After repeating this for an hour or so I get frustrated and just give up. This cycle has been going on for about a week.
Any ideas that don't involve matches? lol


It's a Basenji so it's half cat and you have to be prepared for the breed personality quirks.  I believe privacy while defecating it one of them.  Plant bushes by your condo or wait him out on the grass. Or get up earlier.

 

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You should take a shit on the grass with him. Dogs are pack animals. If its good enough for his leader it should be good enough for him.

 

It's a good thing he's not trying to breed him to a bitch.

 

lefty

 

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His puppy is about one year of age so I'm sure he undertands its needs.

 

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It's a Basenji so it's half cat and you have to be prepared for the breed personality quirks.  I believe privacy while defecating it one of them.  Plant bushes by your condo or wait him out on the grass. Or get up earlier.

 

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It's a good thing he's not trying to breed him to a bitch.

 

lefty

 


^excellent, lefty -
He wouldn't know whether to shit or go blind.
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All good, thanks.  Not sure what I can contribute to this thread any more so I just pop by once in a while.

 

How's your pup?

 

lefty


She was excited to see the Phils win last night. Lately she hasn't been eating breakfast, which is odd - as I've mentioned in the past, this is a dog who never misses a meal. She otherwise seems to be acting normally (what passes for normal for her), so we'll see...
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Seems like you just don't have time for a puppy right now to be quite frank.

I've had him for about a year and he's well taken care of. I take him for a 60-90 minute walk at some off-leash trails first thing in the morning and he usually goes somewhere deep in the woods. Just trying to simplify things when we aren't on the trails.
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

It's a Basenji so it's half cat and you have to be prepared for the breed personality quirks.  I believe privacy while defecating it one of them.  Plant bushes by your condo or wait him out on the grass. Or get up earlier.

Yeah they have plenty of quirks. I find most of them amusing...this one not so much. laugh.gif
Edited by Stazy - 10/5/11 at 7:22pm
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Anyone ever taken their dog on a long haul flight 12/13hrs)?

This is a necessity - I am not leaving her behind and in current economical climate I'm going where-ever work send me (2-4yr contract).

Interested to hear if anyone has exported their dog before.

Cheers.
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Anyone ever taken their dog on a long haul flight 12/13hrs)?

This is a necessity - I am not leaving her behind and in current economical climate I'm going where-ever work send me (2-4yr contract).

Interested to hear if anyone has exported their dog before.

Cheers.

That'll be a no then....
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Anyone ever taken their dog on a long haul flight 12/13hrs)?
This is a necessity - I am not leaving her behind and in current economical climate I'm going where-ever work send me (2-4yr contract).
Interested to hear if anyone has exported their dog before.
Cheers.

I've done it three times. It's very expensive. Ideally your employer will pay for the relocation, but... And if your dog is too large to fit in a plastic or wire kennel from a pet shop/hardware store be prepared to pay a carpenter to build one - it'll be wood... and it'll be heavy.

Try to locate an animal welfare group in the destination country - they are of great assistance and where English isn't the native tongue they can be invaluable. I recommend having someone at the destination help you w/ the procedures. They can obtain import certificates and other required doc before your pet arrives. Ask these experts about the quality of local vet services, the cost of food and meds, etc.

Make absolutely certain you can bring your dog to your intended destination. Some countries change their procedures on a whim. In some countries certain breeds are illegal. In the ME it's very difficult to bring in a pet during the hottest months. Some countries require the pet to be micro-chipped and proof to be provided. Make sure the vaccinations are squared away; typically they have to be administered at least one month prior to the pets arrival. A vet's medical inspection usually can be no older than two weeks before arrival. Hand carry all important documents and have copies... and copies again. I recommend having the vaccination documents translated.

If you're going to a country where bribery is common have cash in hand. Your moral objection could result in the lengthy quarantine for your pet. And make sure you have the financial wherewithal to afford a lengthy stay if your pet is quarantined.

The kennel must be large enough for the pet to stand and turn unimpeded. The load master will check, and he can refuse to board the pet. In the travel kennel don't put water in bowls because they'll spill out in moments. Rather, get a couple of the large water bottles used by rabbits and train your pet to drink from them - put honey on the spout.

If your employer is providing housing make sure a pet as permitted. Some furnished places often forbid them.

Lastly, keep in mind that if you have neighbors who complain about your pet you may find yourself receiving an ultimatum... from the police. As a foreigner don't expect to be treated fairly.

If you can provide details about your pet and where you're going I may be able to provide some more info.
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