(Closed) Potty training puppy…

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@cyndistar3: The key is patience and supervision.

When the puppy is in the house she needs to be either in a crate or teathered to you at all times so she cannot sneak away to pee.

When it’s raining, take her outside, if she doesn’t go bring her in and put her in her crate for 20 min. Then go out and try again. Repeat until she pees outside, then treat and bring her inside for playtime.

Also, if she pees in the house do not punish her after the fact. If you find the pee spot or poo it’s already too late to teach. If you catch her in the act, make a loud noise to startle her, pick her up and take her outside to finish. When she finishes outside, give her a treat.

Also, get a good enzyme cleaner. If she can smell where she’s peed before in the house, it will entice her to pee there again.

 

Good luck!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

If it’s raining you might want to get her on a leash and walk her around a bit to get her used to it. She needs to learn that rain isn’t scary and it’s not an excuse to just come back in and potty in the house. If you keep her moving and she finds some good sniffs, she’ll be more likely to forget about the rain, and once she’s relaxed, she’ll just go.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@cyndistar3: Like the article KatNYC2011 posted, keep the puppy on your left side at all times. The sooner you establish this as a rule, the easier your life will be.

Hold the leash handle in your right hand, and with your left hand grab hold of the leash itself somewhere around the middle or wherever you need to to give the puppy enough slack to move while still keeping her close to you.

If she is frightened or distracted by having the leash swinging near her neck, you may want to look into getting her a harness and clipping the leash in at the back of it like this:

This is a good idea anyway since it puts the pressure on her shoulders, not her neck, if you need to correct her.

Talk to her in a calm but firm voice, and be consistent in your commands. Practice walking a few steps, stopping, and having her sit beside you and look at you until you give her the signal and word to start moving again. Once she realizes that you’re in control and she needs to pay attention to you, she’ll ease up on worrying about everything else and relax a bit. Once she’s gotten comfortable with this, then you can move on to letting the leash out a little when you stop and letting her explore a bit.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

stay outside with the dog, run them around so they get excited and have to go.  When they go, don’t just reward… get STUPID excited!!  Jump up and down, say good dog, pet, love, clap, be big.  Dog’s are mostly people pleasers and care more about how you treat them then a little treat. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@efitzger: Agree!  It’s a baby.  Get really excited!

Sometimes getting them to romp and move around will get them to potty. 

 

This isn’t really a must do, but say “go potty” or “go pee” when she’s going.  Eventually, you’ll be able to change the timing so that she’ll go on command.

In the middle of playing with all his friends, I can say “go potty” and he’ll trot to the side of the space and find a spot to go.  It cracks everyone up, but it’s super helpful when you are in a hurry or when you know a storm is about to start.  🙂

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

What you’re doing is right. In addition, take her out after every time she eats, drinks, or plays. If she is making puddles in the house, I suggest putting her on a leash and keeping her close so you can look for the signs that she is going to go. Sniffing the ground, restlessness, whining, and most importantly circling. If she does begin to go take her out immediatly. Don’t yell at her because she won’t understand it, just say something like “oops” in a loud tone that startles her so she stops.

Hope it all works out.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

As for the leash, attach it while she is in the house and let it drag behind her. She’ll get used to it and then you can take her on shorter, and the longer walks.

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