(Closed) Training her to do her business in one area…

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Go back to taking her out on a leash and do not let her have free run of the yard until she is potty trained to go in your designated area. I would approach it as if she were a puppy and you were housebreaking her all over again. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My parents did this with their laborador! He could poo anywhere but he could only pee in one little corner! Not 100% sure how he did it though…but their lawn always looked good.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Still take her outside to play in the yard so she can enjoy it and not feel in trouble, just be sure you stay with her/keep an eye on her so that if she tries to do her business, you can interrupt and say “no” while immediately taking her over to the designated place, then lather her with love and treats. 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We’re working on this with our dogs right now!!  Romie (the all-around smarter of the 2) picked it up right away and is on his own.  Jules is still working on it.

If they’re already trained to go outside, work with their reguarl potty schedule.  On leash, take them out to the designated area and wait till they go then praise the hell out of them; petting, high quaility treats etc (use your signal word if you have one so they can associate it…we use “time to go potty”), Don’t let them wander unattended.  If they don’t go in a reasonable amount of time (we used 5 min) take them back inside and try again in ~20 min.  Jules was REALLY hard to break.  She did NOT want to go on our terms and would hold it literally for days (I think she lives to annoy my fiance).  To ensure she didn’t have an accident indoors, we crated her between sessions until she’d finally go where we wanted her to.  We kept water in her crate with her to help fill her bladder quicker.

As I mentioned, Ro picked it up right away.  After about 2-3 days on leash, I was able to leave him free and he went in the correct area.  Jules will now go when I take her out pretty much on command, but if I let her off leash she tends to wander around.  It’s been a month-ish now, and I anticipate her taking another 2 wks to really “get” it, then another 2-4 wks of me still going out with her to be sure the habit is learned. 

Bottomline – LOOOOOOTS of praise and patience.  Good luck=)

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