(Closed) Pup training issue.

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

ive actually heard that it doesnt do any good to take them to their pee/poop and show it to them if it’s not immediately right after they do it. my advice is to continue the crate training and make sure that you don’t bring him inside until after he’s gone to the bathroom (especially after a walk). it may be a good idea too to work on a more positive approach and really praising him (maybe even an occasional treat) when he does a good job. maybe it’ll boost his self esteem. hope this helps hun! i’m sure it’s frustrating!

Post # 4
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Positive training worked the best for our pups and doing the no-no’s. One of our rescues is a hound too (aren’t they just terrible, with those eyes! lol) and I know how hard it is to get them to go potty outside. They just sniff and sniff and sniff for hours and then you get back in and…oh yeah, I had to go potty. Yeah, we had a hard time with ours too. She still has the occasional accident when we don’t have time for super long walks, but we know that’s partially our fault.

Anyway, like I was saying before, we’ve found that keeping treats with us (small ones in your pocket) and rewarding when they go outside works. Also, using that positive super happy voice when saying good job when they go. Heck, we still praise and ours or both 2.5 years old. 🙂 It’s become habit for us now too. haha.

Good luck! Hounds can be tricky but they are pretty food motivated, in my experience. 🙂

Post # 5
14656 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve read the same about trying to tell him no after the fact.  You must catch him in the act and startle the crap out of him, like when he started on the bed, immediately yell at him and take him outside.  Our puppy did not leave our sight for a second so that he would always be caught in the act.  Also when you take him on walks, try to get him to pee before the walk.  Praise him, maybe give him a treat, then go for a walk… the reward for peeing.  I’ve read that if you walk him until he pees, and then take him right in, he may associate peeing with having to go back inside and he will want to hold it so he can stay outside longer. 

Post # 8
1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

To stop them from going to the bathroom in the house, crate training seems to be highly recommended. Whenever you are not actively playing with/watching a puppy, leave him in his crate. When you take him out of the crate, take him outside immediately so he can go potty. Play with him as long as you plan to inside, then take him outside again to potty before you put him back in the crate. Scolding dogs, as I understand it, basically doesn’t work–only positive reinforcement does–i.e. praising your puppy when he goes outside and giving him a chance to do it regularly.

Post # 9
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with PPs who said it is not so effective to scold the dog for peeing after they’ve already done it.  They don’t have the reasoning to connect the firm voice with the action they did earlier.

Luckily, we did not have too many problems with accidents in the house, but I make it a point to praise her when she goes outside.  I’ve never been able to successfully catch her whilst peeing so I’ve never tried correcting her in the act.  The trainer from our class personally feels that positive reinforcement is the best thing you can do because negative can potentially harm your relationship with your dog.  She feels like if you can get the same results why not just use positive as much as possible.  I’m not sure I agree with her to that extreme but what we’re doing seems to be working.

Maybe your firm voice actully scares your dog a little that he’s in trouble and that’s why he’s peeing?  

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