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> I have an almost 2 year old white pom male that still is but isnt
> housebroken. If I'm home alone he is, but as soon as my roommate comes home
> he pees on him or poops in front of him.
Sounds like he doesn't like men.
> Also we're having the problem of
> him not liking men at all.
Oh, you noticed that. good!
> Kids, women no problem as friendly as can be,
> but as soon as a man comes near me he freaks out.
How long have you had him? Any history of abuse? Maybe by a man?
> On top of those 2
> problems we also have a problem of his grooming.
I think you're top two problems are closely related.
Has this dog always been agressive? He is deinitely the alpha in your
house. Hes protecting you from other males that he thinks will harm
you. Why does he think that? Could be he has been abused. Could be
that he has just never been put in his place as a dog and thinks he is
in charge. Hard to know whats in a dogs head sometimes.
> He growls, bites.. pretty
> much fights me tooth and nail any time I need to trim, shave, cut mats out
> or brush him.
> Any suggestions w/o muzzling him?
Does he calm down at all while you're grooming him when he is muzzled?
Is he scared of the trimmer or just doesn't like being touched? I've
encountered a few dogs that were like that at first. What I did is
muzzled and did the trimming and praised for being good as I did the
trimming. Take a break for a treat and try to give him the treat when
he is especially doing good. Have your room mate or a friend hold him
while you trim. Don't hurt him, but don't let him squirm around. Hes
got to know you're the boss.
Its going to be hard for anyone to give you any exact advice over the
net. If these problems have been going on for a long time it may be
best to see a trainer or dog behaviourist. You don't want them getting
worse. He already bites at you when grooming, you need to nip that in
the bud before he starts biting others. Has your dog had any training
at all? I'd call your vet and talk to them about it. Let them
recommend someone. I'm sure theres a good trainer or behaviorist in