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New APBT Rescue - HELP!

Discussion in 'Training & Behavior' started by Creepy McSteezerson, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. I am not a first time dog owner as my old man is going on 9 years of age, but this is my first APBT. I offered to take her in as I was looking for another female friend for my boy (not for breeding, I don't do that) as his last female friend had been rehomed (her owner passed away and his wishes were that she stayed with his father). Anyway, I took up the offer as they took up mine, but they weren't exactly truthful about how or what she was. I was expecting a fixed, trained, well adjusted AmStaff that grew up with cats, dogs, and kids. I got an APBT nails so long it looked like they were NEVER clipped, barely knows the "sit" command, acts insane at the slightest sight of any other dog and is extremely dominant. Oddly, yet conveniently, she acts very much like my boy did when he was younger. So I've dealt with it and believe I can again even though I am out of practice. But there is something I am not used to - she's very picky about where she will pee. And I believe she has peed in my house despite getting all of the chances she possibly could. I know the first thing I need to do is remove the odor. A crate is not an option. She must be sneaky about it because I keep my eye on her the entire time she's in here (even when we are asleep she is leashed to me). So I'm a little confused how she did it, but it happened. Oh another fun thing they lied to me about is that she was never fixed. Can this affect females urination in any way? I've never worked with a dog that isn't fixed. She will be fixed ASAP, despite being a gorgeous girl. I think she's been used enough for her genes.
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    The peeing could be marking
  3. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Maybe she has a UTI? It sounds like she has not been to a Vet in a while if her nails were so neglected.
    Madeleinemom likes this.

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