We recently took in a dog that has been abused from being put to sleep.
She isn’t potty trained. I need some advice on how to go about this
my dogs are 11 &: 18. and now I have a 6 month old.
This could get a little annoying, but whatever it takes to get your puppy house broken, right? OK, first, take a leash, hook it onto your puppy, and hold the other end (or hook it to your jeans) Set a timer for every 30 or 60 mins. whenever the timer goes off, take your pup outside. When she goes, you could use a command like “hurry up” or just praise her. If she doesn’t go for 15 mins, go back inside. If you catch her squatting, pick her up and put her outside. She should eventually get the message. Between your 30 or 60 minutes, look for signs like looking at the ground, circling, or pawing at the ground. if you see your dog doing this, take her outside.
The little ones have to be watched constantly.
This means if you are home all the time, you need to make sure the puppy is with you at all times. And when you see it start to sniff around, or make to go to the bathroom, you take it outside.
What this will do is create a routine in where the puppy will eventually learn that it must go outside to do its business, and start to ask. It might take as short as a week, to a couple of weeks to allow this to happen. To get the dog even more in tuned with going outside, you might want to take it on long walks, about 3 times a day as well.
If you can not be home all the time to watch it, then you will have to start to crate train the puppy. This means that if you are not around, you must keep it in a crate. Make sure the crate is comfy, and has something for it to play with, as well as always having fresh water. Make sure that it goes to the bathroom outside before it goes into the crate.
Once you get home, take it outside right away and let it do its business.
Your dog is not going to go in the crate, because a dog will not do its business where it sleeps or eats.
I have trained many dogs this way, however I do favor the method that gives it routine to go outside even though you have to watch it closely.
Kim, I hope this helps you train you new pup to do its business outside from now on.
Well i have also a dog and i know it could be a pain and hard work but first you have to show the dog a lot of love. Also you need to keep eyes on her because when you see the dog about to do the potty you grab the dog and put it where you want the dog to potty if that doesn’t work e-mail me there are so many ways to potty trained a dog, but that is the way i potty trained my dog.
Always maintain a schedule while they are pups. This means taking her out about every 3-4 hours. If she does potty, praise her ! When you feed her, take her out immediately. You may want to play with her while outside as this will usually get her to go potty. Take her out with your other dogs whenever you take them out as she will see them going and will probably sniff where they went and then go herself. Never hit or admonish her if she has an accident. When this happens, just take her outside and wait a few minutes. In the meantime, you may want to use puppy pads on the floor. Good luck and God bless for saving her life.
My assumption is that she is still small enough to carry – if not, the rules are the same, but it will take longer.
Crate the pup during sleeping hours, and make sure you carry her outside as soon as she wakes up.
Don’t let her stand until she is in the spot where she is allowed to potty, and wait there until she does her thing. In a week or so she should be used to the routine – just make sure you let her out as soon as she gets up.
Just wanted to point out that it doesn’t matter that the dog was abused and was going to be euthanized. She’s 6 months old – dogs are resilient little creatures and she probably doesn’t know she was going to be put to sleep.
So you have to go back to basics on basic potty training. Use this site: http://www.my-doberman.com/potty-trainin…
Like suga mommy said; every time you catch him in the act, take him outside to a specific spot – you could prime it with a bit of his own poo, to give him the idea- and let him finish. Couple that with frequent walks – as frequent as your schedule and his physical condition allow – and time. Eventually, he’ll get the idea; until them, take up any expensive carpets, put down newspapers where needed, and keep a good mop and bucket handy.
Well here is a great article on dog training puppies. I am sure you will find some helpful tips http://helpwithpettraining.com/potty-training-puppies-and-dogs.php
through patience and persistence, any dog can be house trained.
How you do anything is how you do everything. The way you train a new puppy is the same as you train an older dog. Take them to the potty spot, use your commands, sit in a chair and wait, praise them when they do good. A crate might not work for this dog, maybe child gate an area of the house or limit the space in the house until this puppy can behave. The bladder is grown at 6-months-old, but most puppies are not fully potty trained until 1-year-old anyway. I use a crate* to potty train with, but only for potty training and then I break it down and store it. I put blankets and a small food and water dish in the crate. Dogs don’t potty where they eat and sleep. When they are first little, I only expect them to hold their potty for 4 hours, and then 6 hours, then 8 hours and so on. So when they are first little, I set a timer or alarm clock to wake myself up at night to take them *out. I only allow my puppy in the bedroom* or the living room, only one room at a time. They have to graduate to more space. If I allow them to have full run of the house, it will overwhelm them. I take them out the same door each time. I tie a dinner bell to the door handle. Do not use a jingle bell as they could get their toe caught in it. So when they are little, I ring the bell for them, and then open the door to go *outside to potty. When they get bigger, I take their paw and whack the bell and open the door to go potty. Eventually getting to the place where the puppy will ring the bell and let me know when they need to go potty. Dogs want to please you, so it is your job to let them know what behaviors please you and what doesn’t. So when my puppy goes potty, I give her a treat*, and clap, and make a fuss and praise her. So she learns that going potty outside makes me happy. If she has an accident, make a disgust sound like вЂњtsstвЂќ and take her out right away. I never yell* or spank* my puppies. Take them out when they first wake up, after they eat or drink, before nap, finish romping, when their activities change, or when they are sniffing around. Some puppies go pee right away, but may not go poop until 10 minutes later, so wait for the poop. I have a little play time here, because sometimes I think they are done, and they are not. Puppies train at their own pace. While I may have a puppy that hasn’t had an accident in several weeks, I don’t let my guard down. I don’t expect my puppies to be “fully potty trained” until one-year-old. If they have a setback, shake it off, and start over. I only have my puppies in the crate when I am not watching them. When I am sleeping, cooking, ironing, doing chores, basically when I am not watching her. All other times, she is out of the crate practicing being a “big girl.” This is the time I train her how to behave in the house. So we are practicing “no barking”, ‘no biting”, “no jumping”, and “don’t eat the furniture.” I also have to practice “playing inside” so she doesn’t knock over things. You must keep the puppy in sight when they are little because they donвЂ™t know the difference between newspaper and carpet, and you donвЂ™t want them sneaking off and getting into trouble. Some puppies can sleep through the night around 3-months-old, but their bladder is grown around 6-months-old.
*I use a CRATE to train with. It is the method I prefer, compared to other methods I have tried. I noticed that if they are in the crate, while I am doing chores, they are o.k., because the crate allows them to see me and be re-assured. The crate can also be a comfort when stored in the basement for dogs who live in areas where thunderstorms and tornados are an issue. . However, use the method that works best for you…..a laundry basket, a cardboard box, a woof-woof house, x-pen, child gates, whatever works for you.
*OUTSIDE, pee pad, litter box, whichever method you are using. When the puppy is first little, keep the pee pad, litter box near the food and water dish, so the puppy can eat and drink, and then go potty. You can move it away as they get older. The pee pad has a scent that smells and initiates potty. Sometimes a pee pad makes a sound that scares some puppies, so you might want to use a litter box if that happens. The pee pad allows a puppy to walk around, but a litter box keeps the puppy in one place.
*BEDROOMS, I use the bedroom and living room for training, because it works for me. Choose rooms that work for you, but watch for rooms that are damp, or drafty. While my puppies sleep in the bedroom during training, once they are trained, I let them sleep where they want to. They don’t have to sleep in the bedroom forever.
*TREATS. While I use treats for training, you don’t have to. I like Charlee Bears for training (a little cracker for a little mouth,) I use them for training, but once they are trained, I cut back on them.
*SOME PUPPIES will go potty in the same spot each time. Some puppies have to be told to go potty. A command like “go out” for pee, or “go finish” for poop, might work for you, keep saying вЂњgo finishвЂќ until the puppy poops. This is a good thing to train if you travel with your dogs. By using commands, the puppy won’t get confused when you are visiting someone, on vacation with you, or when you get to a new home. The command will tell them what you want them to do in an unfamiliar place. You might also want to use a leash method, so the puppy doesnвЂ™t sneak off, or for strange places.
*YELLING. It is not a good idea to “yell” or “spank” your puppy and then take them outside when they have an accident. They may get confused and think that going outside is punishment. While you want to correct them, if you are extreme, they may not want to go outside again. Shake it off, and resume your schedule. You have to keep it real. Puppies train at their own pace, but a puppy can only hold their potty for a few hours. A guide would be 1 hour for each month of age, plus 1 hour, so a three-month-old puppy should only be expected to hold their potty for 4 hours at most.
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