A couple days ago a stray dog came walking up to my front door sat right next to me. I went inside and grabbed a leash and (with a little coaxing with treats) got the leash around his neck. I walked him around the neighborhood asking about him but nobody I talked to had seen him before. He is a pretty little 25 pound beagle mix, maybe a year or two old, so my wife and I decided to give him a home until we could contact an owner…..
This is where the fun starts…..
My wife and I watch a lot of "dog whisperer", "its me or the dog", "pitbulls and parolees", and all those other dog shows, and we also have a personal dog trainer for our other two dogs (a rottweiler and a pitbull / german shepherd mix) so i thought we had a decent amount of knowledge on dogs. We took all three dogs for a walk together and they all got along great so we finally decided to introduce him to the inside of our house. As soon as we brought him inside he began peeing on furniture, pooping on the floor, and humping… Ooohh the humping! I have seen humping before but this guy will stare at my female pitbull mix and attempt to hump her, hump the air around her, hump the male rottweiler, go back to humping her, etc. etc. etc. for hours on end! the first night he was here he literally humped her for 4 hours, stopping only to drink water.
He also will not poop outside. He pees on every bush, tree, grass, couch, and wall we have, but he is determined to put every steaming pile right in the middle of our living room, kitchen, wherever. I correct him with a leash, training aids (mesh disks with chain link in them), loud noises, clapping, squirt bottles, you name it… and he just stares at me! i rush to take him outside before he finishes and when we get out there, he stares at me! I have been crating him for a half hour or so then take him outside, if he doesnt poop he goes right back in the kennel. Well he can’t stay in there all day long, so the first chance he gets to walk on some carpet or the hard kitchen floor, im cleaning up a mess.
He was obviously abused because he is still a little sketchy of human contact, and im not sure he has ever been inside a house before because he treats it like a giant bathroom. He is a great dog when it is just me and him (except for the carpet thing) but as soon as you add our other dogs, it is just one long hump-fest.
If we cant find the owner we will either have to sell him or keep him so i would really like to break him of these habits (and God knows I’m trying). My wife and I have done all of the things I have mentioned as well as quite a few others trying to train this poor dog, but he just doesnt want to be submissive, doesnt want to listen, and will not quit humping! (I am watching him do it right now). Please someone with more experience than me help me out here. Since he has been around, it is complete chaos around here and my other dogs are beginning to pick up on his bad traits and they dont listen to us as much anymore. Please help me train this dog!