I have a 3 yr. old Beagle/Lab mix. She has been peeing and pooping on the carpet for about the last 9 months. We have never had problems with her doing this before. She still lets us know when she has to go out but there are the occassional times when she doesn't and she just goes on the carpet. As soon as she does it she cowars to another room and as soon as we say her name after we've seen it she cowars to us. At night (we work 3rd shift) she goes in her cage because she can't be trusted. As soon as we get home in the morning she goes out. As soon as we get up she goes out. Usually a few times in the evening. Then before she goes in her cage for the night she goes out again. I would really like some advice on how to get her to stop doing this. It seems like punishing her has no affect. It is ruining our carpet and I really don't want to have to replace that because it is new. HELP!!!!! Any advice would be great. Thanks.
We take her over to the spot (when it's still fresh) and rub her nose in it, tell her "no", swat her on the butt and put her outside. I also forgot to mention earlier that when she does go to the bathroom outside we tell her "good girl" and she gets a treat as soon as she comes in the house.
***Edited By: hrig82 on 7/15/2005 10:44:29 AM*** Reason: forgot to mention something
1) You should never rub her nose in it, that's cruel. 2) If you don't catch her on the act then there is no use punishing her after the accident, she doesn't know why she's being punished. 3) Is that how you first potty trained her? 4) Since she normally let's you know when she needs to go out you should put her in her crate when you can't watch her. 5) Why you let it go on for 9 months? 6) Did you initially take her to the vet to make sure there was nothing else going on with her?
First of all she is my fiancee's dog so I have no idea how she was trained but when I first moved in with him she was fine. Second of all she does not do it all the time every now and then. There for awhile she would not do it then she would for a little bit then she would not do it again for about a month or off and on. As far as rubbing her nose in it, that's how I was taught to train them. I didn't realize that was wrong. As soon as she does it she knows she did wrong and cowars away. then when you say her name she cowars all the way up to you. All I really want to know is how to get her to stop. Sorry if I went about it all wrong but that is the way my parents taught me to do it and it has worked on all of our other dogs. We can't put her in her crate when we can't watch her because then all she does is sit there and bark and with us working 3rd shift we need that time to sleep. She usually sleeps in the bed with us without getting up till we do.
***Edited By: hrig82 on 7/15/2005 10:51:08 AM*** Reason: forgot something
S"he has been peeing and pooping on the carpet for about the last 9 months. We have never had problems wotj her doing this before" How is peeing and poopin on the carpet for the last 9 months not a problem?
Max&LuigisMom are perfetly right. NEVER rub a dog's nose in he spot where she relieved herself. It's cruel and will acommplish nothing, The dog doesn't know why her nose is being pushed in the carpet. She doesn't remeber that's where she went to the potty. As far as knows, you're showing her it's a good plasce to go.
No matter how well you've cleaned the area where she's relieved herself, she is still going to smell it even though you may not. Ordinary household cleaners only mask the odor to people. You need to buy something like Nature's Miracle and after you've cleaned the spot where she went, pour it on rug, making sure you've wet it all over again and let it dry. You might want to cover the pot with a piece of newspaper so you don't step in it acciddently and get your feet or socks wet, but it's not really necessary unless you have a habit of walking barefoot, like I do. In any case, it will eiminate the smell to the dog as well.
Other than, that I would suggest following pope's advice regarding housebreaking.