Pets.ca - Pet forum for dogs cats and humans 

-->

9 month old pup going indoors!!!!!

paula383
April 28th, 2006, 01:30 PM
Our rescue whippet prince is 9 months old and hasnt before received any form of house training or behaviour training.
We have had him for a month now and he still proceeds to "GO" indoors, even if he has been to use the toilet outside he will still come in and do more on the kitchen floor.
We have tried shutting the kitchen door but then he goes in the living room instead.
We praise him everytime he goes oudoors, and completely ignore him when he goes indside.
He is taken out frequently and given the oportunity to pass.
Prince is fed in the kitchen, and he still does not have a problem with "going" in there and eating in that area.
Does anyone please have any ideas as its getting stressful!!!!!:thumbs up

mafiaprincess
April 28th, 2006, 01:39 PM
You need to treat the dog like an unhousebroken pup. You either need a crate or to really limit the space Not an entire room but a small area babygated off. When you can't watch the dog it needs to be put in the space or crate. And not let to roam free in the house even when you are watching, you need to see what the dog is doing to catch it in tha act and take it outside.

jessi76
April 28th, 2006, 01:49 PM
the pup is 9 mths old and hasn't had any training.. it'll take longer than a month to train.

In addition to what mafiaprincess said, you could also try to keep him on-leash in the house, tied to you. This way he is with you and you'll be able to whisk him outside to do his business if you see him squatting or sniffing for a place to go in the house.

housebreaking takes lots of patience, time, and cleaner. Be sure to use an appropriate cleaner for the spots in the house. Even though you can't smell or see it, he may still be able to smell it and think it's ok to go there again. Use a product designed for pet accidents.

congrats on the new pup & good luck!
PS... we'd love to see pics of the little guy!

paula383
May 1st, 2006, 01:41 PM
Thanks been keeping him in the same room as us and he doing really well.:thumbs up