Heartbroken but annoyed and exhausted
My poodle has developed a terrible habit of peeing on EVERYTHING!
He is 9 years old now and the problem developed about 2 years ago.
He would mark everything, you name it clothing, corners, food, the kitchen table, the bed. =\
And that's not the only thing ... He barks ALL the time especially when he is left alone.
I have run out of options. From yelling at him - to all the fancy anti-barking chokers, and scent illuminators. I am loosing my mind and so are my neighbors who have to hear him bark all day long. I really cant imagine giving him away but it looks like there is no other option. His actions have brought lots of stress into our home.
I don't know what to do.
The weirdest thing is that we have never done anything wrong to have him act this way. We always walked him 3-4 times a day, showed him loads of attention, food was always fresh and available. It's as if he had some kind of a chemical change in his brain.
If I try to give him away no one will want him because of his terrible habits and changing his environment so drastically will probably affect him worse.
I haven't looked into putting him down yet.
Are there any other options?
Im heartbroken but annoyed and exhausted.