Post # 32
Crate training works! My dog was having seperation anxiety issues. She wasn’t crazy about the kennel the first few days, but I made sure to give her a treat when she went in, and eventually she’d go in without me asking. I was able to leave her in all morning, come home to let her out at lunch, then she’d stay out safely in the afternoon. Now that she lives with fiance’s dog, she’s really not having any issues, so we let them stay out all day. It really is the best way to train an adult dog.
Post # 34
Our rescue dog also took several weeks to learn our schedule and stop going the bathroom in the house. The biggest advice I can give you is to let your dog out every time AFTER she eats, first thing in the morning, and before bed. Also, our dog had a tendancy to go potty in the same place every time and we have found that if we keep her away from these areas (downstairs in the basement, or upstairs in the hallway), that she does not go potty in the house. She always found the spaces where we would not often go or check and that’s where the accidents happened. It took several weeks of us monitoring her and not letting her just meander off in the house, and now she stays in the room with us leaving her no option to disappear and do business.
Also, at night she used to wake me up for the first few weeks to go out as well as try and jump on the bed. We gave her a designated area and bed, and close our bedroom door at night and now she sleeps soundly without waking us up. It only took a few nights of firm no’s and redirecting her to her bed for her to learn to love it, and now once she’s in bed, you can’t drag her out of it, even to snuggle in OUR bed.
I hope some of this advice helps.
Post # 35
Thank you all so much for the advice! This is starting day 3 of me using all of your tips! I keep reminding myself when I am standing outside when it’s 10 degrees and snowing that THIS WILL PAY OFF! lol!
Post # 36
Just keep taking it outside all the time. Don’t let it have an accident in the house. Go out with the dog and encourage it. Praise it when it goes outside. I literally went out with my puppy every half hour. If I was not able to do that I would have it in a crate so it wouldn’t want to mess in there. Just keep repeating this.