nowwown Posted December 2, 2008 Report Share Posted December 2, 2008 Hi, I usually "lurk" but was disturbed by Cody's behavior this holiday weekend at my sister's home. We had a 12-hour drive to their house, Cody was his usual excellent traveler self, although he was somewhat stressed and didn't take any water or food during the trip. But once we got there, he was great with everyone, including for the most part the family's Shih Tsu, Chelsea. The six-year-old ShihTsu was not that friendly to Cody. The two dogs were territorial around their own food, although we fed and watered them in separate rooms. Cody got himself a bloody nose from pushing his food to "bury" it each time. He never does that at home. I had to lock him up in the laundry room with his food for 15-20 minutes in order to get him to eat his food. Also, Chelsea the ShihTsu was very protective of her "mom" and "dad" whenever Cody came near, some growling and snapping. For the most part the two dogs just ignored each other and they were happier focusing on the people. Anyway, I think it was a total of four times Cody that peed on their carpet, in different rooms/places. At first we thought it was Chelsea, but then my nephew saw Cody once, and another time my sister caught Cody starting to lift his leg near the chair leg. It is possible that Chelsea had peed in those spots in the past, and I know that even a great professional carpet cleaning wouldn't erase the smell of urine to a dog. But why was he so intent on leaving his scent in the house? He got ALOT of attention of everyone. Lots of ball playing, games, etc. Lots of walks, etc. Chelsea got a lot of her regular snuggling/loving from all. We ended up having to leash Cody in the house so he wouldn't stray from us and go into another room and potentially mark/pee. Any ideas about this behavior, and what we can do to avoid that in future visits to their house? We try to visit several times a year. Thanks and hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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