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House Training...

August 30th, 2005, 12:37 PM
Not too sure if this actually works but I thought that I would share it incase it does.

The Red Balloon Technique

If the dog has specific spots that they likes to poop in, try the red balloon technique. It worked for me.

Take a balloon, blow it up really big and show it to your dog. Make them interested in it, play with it, etc. THEN, all of a sudden, pop it. Make sure they are watching when it pops, but that they are not too close to it. (also remember to check later and make sure there isn't any balloon shrapnel they can eat.)

When it pops, run like hell and scream like you just had the poop scared out of you. Be sure not to trip over the dog because they'll be running slightly faster than you. Make sure if there is anyone else in the room, they scream and run as well.

The next day, blow up another balloon. Show it to the dog - they probably won't want to come near it. If they shows any interest at all in it, play with it, pop it, run like hell and scream.

Then, all you have to do is blow up balloons and put them in the spots where they normally poop. Leave them there for a while - up to a week. You can start off with 3 or 4 of them and take one away every other day but if the popping of the balloons worked, they will NOT want to go near that spot, even after they disappear.

And if they do, just blow up more balloons and put them back

August 30th, 2005, 01:00 PM
The idea is good but I would be concerned that I may be developing fears that would show up in other areas.

August 30th, 2005, 01:07 PM
I was thinking the same thing as StaceyB. It could result in a dog that is afraid of loud noises.

the gang
August 30th, 2005, 01:10 PM
i do agree!!!!!! i lost a dog in my arms to thunder, he was terrifed i think i will stay with reg. house breaking, i do not need to scare the b jesus out of them. :pawprint: