Chihuahuas pee on everything. I know because I wrote about it before and because I live with the cutest Chihuahua in the whole wide world. Our rescue dog, Stevie Wonder, has been a lot of work when it comes to potty training. We have pretty much failed with conventional methods so we are now working on prevention as much as possible. It’s going rather slowly, but since he is already over two years old and has better things to do than pee outside, we just keep hoping for a miracle.
He is a wonderful dog and we adore him. Especially Tiny-Small because he lets her dress him up and he even plays baby with her. He takes naps on a couch pillow while she covers him with her doll blanket. It’s adorable. That dog is a sweetheart and a saint. Except of course when it comes to peeing on the furniture, the floor, the groceries we just brought in, and Jim’s shoes.
We finally got him crate trained. He sleeps in a crate at night so we no longer wake up to surprise pee puddles. It’s the daytime that is still a problem. We’ve started keeping him on a leash when he is in the house so we can keep an eye on him at all times. It’s been going well, although I know he misses having the freedom to run free over the top of the couch and across the coffee table at any given moment. We get a little tired of holding onto his leash as we go about our daily business. Tiny-Small, of course, loves to walk him indoors. She thinks it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread. The other dogs are completely jealous because they think he is getting the royal treatment. I’m pretty sure even the goldfish are giving him the evil eye.
Anyway, I am still hoping something clicks in his dog brain and the potty training efforts will have an impact. He’s a smart dog. He’s a great dog. He’s a chihuahua. Chihuahuas pee on everything. I keep reminding myself to have patience.
The good thing is Stevie Wonder doesn’t seem to mind wearing seashell necklaces and pink roses on his collar, nor does he seem to mind the never ending devotion and attention only a 4 year old girl with a princess obsession can give. Somehow, that makes all of the potty training struggle worthwhile.
Rescue dogs make the best pets.