(Closed) Stubborn puppy won't pee outside

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Take her out often. Do you have a fenced yard you can let her out in? My black lab had this issue — we could not get him to pee outside. He was a pound dog so he’d just piss wherever he wanted whenever he wanted, and all that worked was taking him out every 30 minutes until he went. When he DID go, I treated it like he singlehandedly saved the planet. Lots of praise, lots of treats, lots of positive reinforcement.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d highly recommend a crate. It needs to be small, (aka, the right size for the dog). Look up websites on crate training. Pups don’t like to mess their personal space. Anytime, baby is unattended indoors, in the crate they go. They cry for a day or so and then get used to it. Trust me, this works. Once they potty train, I’m not a huge fan of crating a bunch, but it is soooo helpful when they are young. Also, my 8 year old dog was crate trained and if she sees a crate, to this day she happily runs inside and lays down. So I think think it is “cruel”. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh and don’t forget to teach a potty comand. Anytime your pup starts to go outside, have a treat handy and say your comand, “get busy”. When she finishes give the treat and praise. She will begin to associate the command with the action. Be consistent and good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Our little pup trained very easily in a litter box, but it took bringing her to “grandma’s” house to see how that dog goes outside to teach her to also go outside. I realize she just had surgery, but can a walk be arranged with another dog who can show her to pee/poop outside?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

If she starts to go on the carpet, pick her up and take her OUTSIDE.  Taking her to the puppy pad instead is only reinforcing that she doesn’t need to “go” outside.  I would do umilical training with her until she gets the message that potty belongs in the grass.  Basically, when she isn’t crated, she is leashed, (tie the other end of the leash to a belt loop to keep your hands free).  This means she can’t get far enough away to start sniffing/circling/peeing without you noticing it.  

Like others have said, if she doesn’t already have a command for pee AND one for poop, teach her one.  If she goes in the house, interrupt her with a “NO!  NO PEE!” (or potty, or apples, or whatever you want to call it).  When she goes where she SHOULD be going, praise her like crazy…”Yes!  Good girl!  Good pee!  Yes!  Good pee!” the entire time she urinates, in a happy voice.  

If you take her outside, and she doesn’t go within 5 minutes, go inside, put her in the crate or leash her to you, and try again in 10-20 minutes.  Do not give her the opportunity to have an accident inside.

Also, if she does go outside, don’t immediately go back inside.  Many dogs learn “When I pee, they make me go inside and playtime is over” and will delay or even refuse to potty outside.  Instead, after she goes, (and only AFTER she goes), give her a few minutes of playtime (low-key playtime if she’s still recovering from her surgery and illness) before you go back indoors.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Is she squatting inside?

 

I got my dog at a high kill shelter and they claimed she was 4 months old so they could spay her.  She wasn’t 4 months old.  Because she was spayed too early, she has incontinence issues.  As she got older it has gotten better but she is on medication.  She started meds in October – 1 pill every 12 hours.  We have weened her down to 1/2 pill every 12 hours.  

 

Did the vet look at her bladder?

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