... (fairweathrsmile) wrote in boston_buddies,

Mojo update

Well we survived our first night with Mojo :)

He has exactly the OPPOSITE obedience problems that Kylie does. I can really tell that he wasn't socialized at all, that he was just left in his crate all day. It's really sad, because he's such a smart little guy that deserves better. His problems that we have noticed so far:

-He pees when he gets excited. Every time. When we wake up and try to get his leash on in the morning, when my boyfriend comes home from work... etc. Even when we don't talk to him and try not to excite him.
-He has bone aggression. Not food or toy aggression, just bones. He snapped at Kylie really badly when she tried to sniff at his bone. (It was an old bone the people gave us, so we just threw it away. Since then, we haven't seen aggression with any of the new bones we bought for them.)
-He mounts Kylie, alot. I don't get it because they are both fixed. I think it's a dominance issue.
-He will NOT calm down when you are trying to put his leash on or Kylie's leash. I think this stems from the fact that he wasn't walked ever, because they had a backyard (we don't) and just let him out to potty.
-He barks. At everything. His old housemate was a Yorkie, and he learned this from her (says his old owners). This we are working on, and he usually will stop when we tell him to.
-He does not understand the word NO.
-He mouths alot when playing. It doesn't hurt, but it could definitely scare you if you just met him.
-He growled at me when I was trying to adjust his new harness.

Good things about him:
-He is very potty trained. No accidents yet aside from the excited peeing.
-He does really well in a crate
-Kylie just LOVES him to death (when he's not mounting her lol)
-He ignores our cats and they don't mind him
-He is a really sweet boy when he's calm

He is alot more than we bargained for, especially with Kylie being such a good girl. We're going to work with him for awhile and if he proves to be too much for us, we might have to find him a home with more experienced Boston owners. I hope he will be a quick learner and calm down, but he is SO exciteable... it's really bad. Like he will NOT calm down unless you are really mean with him, which I don't want to have to be. Anyone have suggestions how to get rid of some of his bad behaviors? The excited peeing is the WORST.

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Helllllpp haha.

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