- 8 years ago
- Wedding: July 2010
OK so even though I have am sure I probably am trying most everything you guys are gonna reccomend i desperately need some housebreaking secrets.
We have a Shitzhu puppy we have had her since about 2 wks before christmas and she is probably around 15 weeks old now. We can not get her housebroken.
She seems to be getting worse not better.
When she came she was suppose to be paper trained …. well that was a lie … she has no clue what to do to a puppy pad or newspaper other than destroy it.
It is very strange though because for the past 2-3 weeks she has not once pooped in the house & i would say 5 out of 7 nights a week… when we get up to take her out in the morning she has not peed in her cage. So I feel it is odvious she has some control over herself.
The problem is…… she is still having 1-3 accidents in the house a day… and some of them are not accidents! Sometimes She can be outside for 20-30 mins … come right in and pee on the carpet. GGGGRRRRRRRR!!!!! Sometimes even squat right next to you and do it.
SHe is also getting really bad about peeing on you… she has peed on my daughter at least 4 times in the past month when she was playing with her… and she peed today when i got home from work as i was carrying her outside. (YET she had not peed in the hallway where she was gated in at)
We have tried being stern and pointing at the spot saying bad dog potty outside. We tried pulling her over to the spot and smacking her backside with a rolled up newspaper. Anytime she pees we put her outside and say potty outside.
We have tried the (non punishment way… which is what some books say)
We praise her & give her treats when she does potty outside.
We have taken her to the same place… (she will not pee in the grass BTW) She wants to poop on the porch or the walkway) We have taken her out on a leash to the same spot (she hates being on a leash she freaks out)
We bought some of that Housebreaker trainer stuff for inside and out… (SUPER STINKY) smells like really potent dog pee!!!! SHE WONT GO NEAR THE SPOTS I SPRAY!
We bought some super expensive stuff to clean up where she does go that is suppose to make her not be able to smell it. I usually blot it spray it … blot it spray it let it dry .. spray it again let it dry (then about once a week i go over the areas i know she has peed with the carpet shampooer)…. I can never smell it in the house even when i am down with my nose in the carpet… After a while if she doesnt stop it will be ineviatble that it will start to stink
Andy has went out and peed in the backyard where we want her to go LOL.
We let her out NUMEROUS times a day… after she eats or drinks after she wakes up after she has been caged… anytime she seems to just want to roam around or sniff she goes outside.
I just do not know what to do but I am starting to get very frustrated… when we had her at the Vet a week ago he said she is at the age that she should be understanding and catching on to the housebreaking.
Other than being Housebroken she is a wonderful dog. Andy is getting fed up with her though …. he says if she doesnt stop peeing all over the house that she is either going to have to be an outside dog or we are going to get rid of her.
I am just at a loss … I dont know what I am doing wrong or what more I can do…
She pretty much now has to stay put up alot more… unless someone can watch her closely at all times or we know without a doubt that she just went potty
IF ANYONE KNOWS ANY TIPS TRICKS IM ALL EARS OR EYES IN THIS CASE