Bulldog Problems: Could It Be Housebreaking Or Separation Panic?

I adopted Sophie, a 3-year old 60-lb girl English Bulldog, four weeks ago.

The difficulty is twofold--one, she pees in the house (and sometimes poops, too), and two, being an extremely powerful dog, she easily grows her solution of ANY crate, from airline-style to an all-metal crate (and I also sent the latches shut, and strapped the crate to slider home handles!). I've attempted leaving her in a closed area, but she busts up everything in the area in an at...

Dear Adam:

I adopted Sophie, a 3-year old 60-lb girl English Bulldog, four weeks before.

The difficulty is twofold--one, she pees in the house (and sporadically poops, also), and two, as an extremely powerful dog, she simply butts her way out of ANY crate, from airline-style to an all-metal crate (and I also sent the latches shut, and strapped the crate to slider door handles!). I've tried leaving her within an enclosed space, but she busts up everything in the area within an attempt to get at a window (not a door!). She has an urinary tract disease, and is on her behalf third week of antibiotics to cure it. She barely drinks any water. She is take-n out twice in the day, she is taken by a neighbor out in the middle-of the day, and she goes out twice in the evening. She has a very special nature, and is definitely insecure about being left alone.

Marilyn

P.S. Forgot to mention--evenings, breaks, or anytime I, or a friend, or any human being is with her, she is fine, and doesn't pee in the house.

Expensive Marilyn:

Without knowing the dog, I will only take a picture in the dark. I-t seems to me like your dog has separation anxiety.

Please read:

- My article on separation anxiety at http://www.dogproblems.com/articles.htm

- My report on housebreaking at http://www.dogproblems.com/housebreaking.htm

Meanwhile, you are going to need to obtain a stronger crate. I would recommend doing a research online. If you think you know any thing, you will likely require to explore about this page is not affiliated. You'll find private organizations which make such crates from metal/stainless material. I would call them o-n the phone and see when they believe that their cages would stop him from hurting herself and keep your puppy limited.

Often get using a charge card, just in case the product is inferior and they make an effort to refuse to stand behind it.

That is all for the time being, people!

Adam

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