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Stitch

We have a fully grown JRT who uses the floor underneath our dining table as its bathroom everyday. We try to walk her regularly, but it seems that she will go under the table anyway. What would you suggest we do?

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Jan 23, 2011
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THIS CAN BE CORRECTED, BUT...
by: ScooterMama

Hello,
I am really sorry that your adult JRT is doing this, but certainly there is a reason in it's poor little head as to why it is.

But, that being said, I would suggest the following action to be started NOW!

First I would make sure that the JRT is fixed(spayed/neutered). It sounds like it is marking this area excessively.

Also, I would start with retraining with the locked kennel box. After taking poochie out, pick up at the door and put them directly in the kennel box.
For right now I would not let the poochie run free without your constant supervision and definetely not anywhere near the dinning room table. Only let poochie out when it's time to go to the bathroom or you are right there where they are.

This will take a few days, but poochie will understand that they cannot use the house to mark or soil.

Please, also consider buying the WizDog. We are here in Belgium where if it's not raining, it's snowing and my girl Ginger will not go out when it's like that.
So, we went to www.wizdog.com website and bought an indoor potty. It's about 3 feet long by 2 feet, with a lipped bottom tray. We put in the newspaper and cover it with a plastic comfort grate on top.
Ginger was an adult dog when I trained her on this and it just took a couple of days. We love it because we also don't have to get up early to take her out or stay up late to walk her.
It's near our downstairs bathroom and we just take the solid poo off the top with toliet paper and flush it. We change the newspaper once a week on trash day and put about 6 sheets in it each week.

Please let me know how this goes and remember the retraining takes time and patience. If poochie goes back to going under the table, pick up, give a firm NO, and place back in the kennel box. JRT's are smart, but need to be retrained at times.

The best to you and your poochie and please feel free to contact me again and I will be happy to assist you further.

Shalom,
Stef, Belgium, TEXAN JRT LOVER!

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