Amy467 Posted July 29, 2013 Report Share Posted July 29, 2013 Help ..... I am so new to this forum thing and just need to connect with someone in the BC world right now ....brief history .... we rehomed a 1 yr. old female BC named Zoee in February ... she came from a very weird and un healthy situation ... she is a purebred BC and the folks who had her crated her for 8 hours a day, did not spay her, and she (Zoee) was involved in a very horrible accident on Halloween in 2012... she was taken to a parade and where she was spooked and she jumped out of the 2nd story of a parking garage which fractured both front legs. The previous owners did not follow up on her emergency vet care and her casts were never changed out as her legs atrophied and she never got any PT. We took her after they responded to an ad we had on craigslist as we were looking to rehome/adopt a dog to join our Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler male (4 years old, neutered male). Long story short, we got Zoee and took her rather quickly as her situation SUCKED. We have since worked with a dog trainer and our wonderful vet to right the wrongs ... she is now spayed and we have worked on the PT end of her front legs diligently. She has gone form being crated 8 hours a day to only being crated at night (if she chooses) ... we leave the door open for her. She and Racer (our other dog) adore each other although their are some dominance issues still playing out. Our biggest problem right now is that Zoee was housebroken in her previous home and she was doing great here, even using the dog door, for the first few weeks. then she became timid about the dog door .... she will go to the bathroom on command which is fine but she is having accidents as well. Even if we have played all morning (I am a teacher off in summers) from 7 - 12 and we go off for a 4 hour time span, she will have pooped in the house. It isn't all the time and that is the biggest issue. We played al day and night and she just came up and peed on our new rug in front of the family and our other dog .... Zoee is an incredible dog and we love her and have NO intentions of getting grid of her but the potty in the house thing is driving us insane! Again, n o real rhyme or reason to it ..... she went from March - June all day without any accidents while I was teaching. We have her outside for hours before bedtime .... we are OCD about making certain both dogs are out and go to the bathroom before we leave anywhere and always let them out first thing when we get back. Again, it can be fine for a week and then we have a pee accident or poop? Can anyone please help us out ..... tonight was really bad just because it was so un expected. My husband grabbed her immediately and went to get her outside but she jumped out of his arms and got into her crate. I cleaned the rug and then went and got her and took her outside and we walked and talked a bit and then I had her pee again and praised her like crazy. THANKS!!! Amy Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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