(Closed) House training

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Create a schedule, and when in doubt send him out!

He should be going out after:

– being in the crate
– eating/drinking
– napping
– playing
– if he hasn’t been out in the last ‘X’ amount of time (this depends on puppies age)

Watch for signs he needs to go out like whining, sniffing, circling etc… and take him out right away. If he doesn’t go, bring him back in to his crate and try again a few minutes later.

Don’t let him play or run outside until he’s done his business and then play with him a few minutes outside so that he doesn’t associate the act of peeing/pooing with having to go back inside right away (this can be interpreted as punishment). Lots and lots of positive reinforcement when he does go outside and definitely, lots and lots of patience!

Post # 4
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

When I got my puppy, she was 10 weeks old. She was only Newpaper Trained but I wouldnt have any of that non-sense.

When I brought her home I set up the newspaper and left her to wander and then I realized how stupid it is to prolong any kind of training just because she was so young. I took her outside and plopped her down on the snow covered grass and watched her.

SHE PEED! lol Dogs are smart and I think people over think or over kill the process of training animals. She never peed before outside and boom, she peed the first time SO with that said, I took her outside every half hour, even if I didnt think she had to pee. Its a lot of work and yes she would still have accidents but thats normal and NOTHING to get mad at them about. She started standing at the door when she had to go out so I would take her out and watch her and eventually we didnt have to watch anymore and just let her out the door. 

I didnt and dont bother with crates but thats us and it has been fine.

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