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So we need help and bad, just not sure what to do with little Zoey...... She is now two, she drives us a little crazy. She loves to chew on her feet lick them to death. She loves to clean herself all the time especially in them. She does this what we call the "pug scoot boogie" where she spins around in a circle seemingly itching her butt on the ground, and she does it probably 50 times a day. She refuses to completely potty train, and deposits poop in our closets all the time, and then sometimes, more rarely, than God, she'll pee. When we think things are getting better, it will rain outside and then she won't go out at all and of course she'll have accidents. She's ENCOURAGEABLE!!!!!! We love her dearly, but we just don't know what to do with her. The terrible ear infections, and constant bladder infections seem to have improved as she has gotten to age 2. She's fun, loving, and beautiful and I adore her, but husband never wanted her and she does add stress to our lives with the refusal to potty train. We think because it's summer and the kids are home and they don't pay enough attention that is why she's gotten worse. We also know that she definately seems to do it as a punishement to us. We know she has allergies, as we have her on grain free food, and her stratching at her face until it bleeds went away when we did that. And the shedding, I could go on and on about that........But what to do. I love her with all my heart. IF only there was a way to help her stop going to the bathroom in the house, we could deal with all the rest.
I did try to express anal glands once, but the groomer said that in a dog her age and in pugs esp. it's dangerous, that you can do more damage than good. They own a few pugs, and seem to know what they are doing with them. she's my baby girl and i love her so much. Please, any suggestions to make life less stressful would be good. There has to be a way to potty train them. She's been crate trained since she was 6 weeks old and never had an accident in there.
I really believe she just does it to make a point when she is sad, angry or upset.