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Potty training

April 29th, 2008, 02:24 PM
Here is another question about potty training.....

When your puppy has an accident you pick her up while she is doing it and take her out correct....:wall:

Then when you take her out to finish, she would rather play and rip up grass and be chased by you on a very large lot of lawn correct....

Then you bring her in and all she does is pee again in 5 minutes, you do the same.......:wall:

Well how do you stop that? I have tried the leash thing and she hates it and doesn't do a thing on it either.....:wall:

Not sure how to build a box for her to go into, with no cutting tools or wood?

I have hit the wall too many times.....:wall:

Please help......:yell:

Need help drowning in pee.......:yuck:

April 29th, 2008, 02:37 PM
Deb - I feel your pain. I have a few postings myself on this same exact subject. I've caught Bailey in the act each time, then run thru my apartment to get him outside. Only for him to lay in the grass and play with his lease. Today....we come back inside and whammo....piddled again!!!!

One thing that has helped to cut back the accidents, is keeping him in his crate even when I'm at home (if I can't watch him like a hawk). So, he's either in his crate, or outside. At least now the accidents are once a week vs. every day.

Good luck....I know exactly what you're going thru and it's nice to see that I'm not the only one struggling with this battle.....

May 1st, 2008, 11:59 PM
I didn't know whether to start a new thread or add to this one, I have a potty question too.

If you can't catch your dog in the act (i don't have a large house but a lot of open rooms, corners to turn and such, only bedrooms/bathrooms have doors to keep shut) how do you teach the dog that it's not ok to potty in the house? I don't reprimand her after I find the mess, because well, I didnt' catch her and it's too late.

I take Brandy out often, and she goes most of the time, I reward her when she goes outside (right after she does it), but sometimes I will find a piddle or a poo pile in the house, but I didn't catch her doing it, because either I was in the family room and she went off to the living room or hallway, etc... I keep her in her kennel when I know I'm going to be sleeping, leaving, cooking, etc.. but I don't like to keep her in all day except for play and potty. I like the idea of letting her lounge around the house like Bourbon does. Is that hindering our progress? If so should I keep her in the kennel even if i'm just watching TV, or on the computer, etc.. If it's not, then how does she know it's not acceptable to go in the house?

She does get to go outside almost every hour, and she does get distracted outside by the kids, or the grass (she loves rolling in it and running in circles around Bourbon), and usually she does go piddle or poo.

May 2nd, 2008, 09:42 AM
I am hoping this may help you out athenamor, I too have a very large house and well, Nova loves to bolt off and do her business in private. I actually have started to confine her to where I am. She walks with a long leash and does her playing and such in the same room I am, that way she can not go running off and doing the duty in another room.

She seems to do good with it, down to one accident a day, thanks to jeamla and tenderfoot's advice we crate and leash and Nova has learned to listen better too, because she is not roaming on her own free will.

Still potty training she is now 10 weeks and one accident a day, you can't beat it, plus it is cold for her outside, our pup is only 2 pounds and the weather is causing problems. But as I said she is only 10 weeks....

Good Luck

May 2nd, 2008, 07:11 PM
thank you, i'll try the leash thing. will keep you posted

May 2nd, 2008, 07:58 PM
Let's put this in perspective. Your puppy is 10 weeks old which is equivalent to what? A 2 month old? Would you expect a child of 2 months to be toilet trained? Nope.
I liked to say that it wasn't my dogs who were trained, it was me. I was on a schedule to know when to take them out. I watched their signals, didn't let them out of my sight, and took them out on a very regular basis. After eating or drinking, after rigorous play, after nap, after....... oh what the heck, let's go outside. :D Yes, it was tiring but that's part of the responsibility we take on when we decide we want a pet.
Patience, patience, patience. If they/we slip up... ooppss, and try again. It may be a while. Then again, the lightbulb might go on really fast for them. But, we love them, we keep on going...........
This is kind of a neat site. He is selling stuff but you can iggy that and just read his info.

May 5th, 2008, 01:33 AM
I potty trained both of my guys by making a fool of myself. :D

If they went in the house, I'd ignore them and the mess and clean it up when they weren't in the room.

I figured out how long after eating they'd need to go out and all that stuff then I'd take them outside at those times and I'd walk to the middle of the yard and just stand there without talking or showing any expression. I'd wait, sometimes for 30 minutes or an hour, until they did their business. The moment I saw them doing it, I'd stay where I was but I'd change my facial expression to one of joy as I said "potty!" or whatever word I was training them to. Then when they were done, I'd run around the yard and wave my hands in the air, throwing treats as I ran and we'd have a big party.

My neighbors all thought I'd lost my mind but my dogs were potty trained pretty quick. :D

May 7th, 2008, 08:29 AM
Thank you 14+ Kitties, I went to the gentleman's site and it was informative, not so bad with the whole crate thing, she loves her crate which is great, they say papillon's are hard to train, but you are all right! It takes time and patience, the only thing is it mostly is my fault when she has the accidents. Yet she poops a lot up to five times a day, no worms! Weird!