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First question, yes he is allowed on furniture.
Secondly, we know nothing of his history or what breed he is exactly. The shih zu and poodle are his most dominant features. The only thing we know about Tito was that Animal Control in Philadelphia picked him up. He was severly malnourished and full of parasites. Animal Alliance rescued him, cleaned him up, nourished him, fixed him and updated him with his shots.
The Animal Alliance told us he was crate trained. He was living in one with them for months. So the night we bought him home we put him in the crate at night. He pooped, peed and threw up everywhere beside barking for hours. I checked on him around 2 in the morning and found the mess. I had to throw the contents in the crate away and disinfect the crate. two weeks ago, I brought him to be groomed and the same thing happened there. We landed up having him sleep in our room. Lately though he is coming too possesive of the bed. He growls at me when I move him to the end of the bed. He attack my husband when he comes into bed.
I have set a schedule for Tito. He is fed 2x a day. We walk 4/5 times a day and one of the walks is about a mile.
When he act aggressively I try to be as calm as possible so he calms down.
Tito had a number of issues, barking at everyone but me. Not housebroken. Leaps alot when he sees me come home or before our walks. He is much better with people barks for a few seconds that is it. He is house broken and does not leap as much.
I am just concerned at his aggression toward my husband. He gets to be Jekyll and Hyde. Normally he is a good boy. This issue is at night time. I realize we have to get him out of our bed but I don't know how.