It's been a long time since I've been on so I thought I would give you an update.
If you remember, I surprised my mom with a Hav after her dog died. For the most part, things are wonderful. They have bonded really well and Sydney has brought a lot of joy back into her house. Every time I talk to her now, she is laughing and telling stories about the cute things he does.
He gets along great with my kids and my 2 dobes. Although I think his best friend is our cat.
My mom had Sydney neutered, and that has put an end to his marking. Thank God for that!
I did a lot of research on food requirements for smaller dogs and have her feeding BG Buffalo. Changing his food has made a noticeable difference in the amount of staining from his eyes. It is much better now.
She's had him to the groomers twice now. The first time she had a puppy cut done and it was beautiful. The 2nd time, the owner of the shop did him and got it way too short....at least now she knows who to go to, lol. It's ok though, it will grow
I will have to post pictures when I get some current ones of him.
Question time.......Like I mentioned above, neutering has stopped the marking. But she has discovered that when she goes out, he pees on the bed in his crate. I am surprised by this because he came from a situation where he spent a lot of time in a crate and had no accidents in there.
When she is home, he has full run of the house with no issues. She takes him out pretty consistantly, and definitely takes him out before she leaves. He sleeps in his crate with the door open, but usually stays in there. The only time he seems to pee is when she leaves.
I will say though, that if she is home and goes out side, or is out side and goes out of his line of vision, he does not
like it at all.
I have never had this problem, so I'm really not sure how to address it. His cage is very spacious. I know when you train puppies you need to limit the amount of space they have in their crate. But he's 4 and never had this problem before.
I'm not sure if I need to suggest to her to look into behaviorists or what to do. Any suggestions?
On another note, I've been wanting to make a signature. I saw the requirements are 600x100, but I noticed some members had different dimensions. Can anybody tell me what the actual dimensions are? Or, who are the mods here that I can direct questions to?
Thanks for your help