This minpin puppy is being a bit difficult to house break. I don't know much about this breed, lol and really had not planned on getting one but could not turn my back on this poor baby that had been taken from it's mommy entirely too early. Anyways we have figured it up that she is now about 7 weeks old almost 8 weeks and is quite healthy, no thanks to all the advice I got from here, Thanks Guys! I am now to the point of house breaing, only problem is, even with the scheduled potty times and feedings and such, she is just kinda acting stubborn to me. I take her out at the times i have set up, which is about every 30-60 mins during the day time and at night we are crated but she will not always do anything outside. Then the minute we come back in the house, she runs over in front of my computer desk and sqawts and pees or finds my work shoes and poos in them, I have no idea what the fetish is with that, but it is highly annoying. Can anyone tell me if there is possibly something wrong with this pup or is the breed known for being difficult to house break or what not? She has been totally vetted and has no health issues, which is good since she could have easily from being taken from mommy at 3 1/2 weeks. Is this normal for their behavior? It is almost like she is like my kids, they do something just to see how far they can push you before you snap, lol, and it is getting to me now, cus I can take her outside to potty, have her do nothing in the 20 minutes we spend out there, but the minute we walk back in the door, she goes straight to my desk and pees. Please help. thanks all, Clara
She's not outside long enough and she's getting distracted by the excitement of going outside.
Take her out less often and really exercise her. Run around the yard, go for short walks. Let her get used to being outside for extended periods until she GETS THE JOB DONE. Also, a puppy that age is not always physically mature enough to be fully housetrained. Give her time.
I always used treats and commands to housetrain. And I jumped up and down like an idiot when they DID go.
My ten-year-old male standard poodle will still urinate on command. When we're outside PetSmart or the vet's office, I look at him and point to an appropriate spot. "Piss!," I tell him. People think it's pretty funny, but it's quite handy.
I have to agree. ow long do you stay outside with her? Dont come back into the house with her until she has done something and then make a big deal out of praising her like she's the first dog in the world that has peed or pooped outside.
he is entirely too young yet to expect him to be housetrained or at least expect him to be well on his way. there are quite a few minipin owners on here so they may be able to help you better with breed characteristics. i think it is just going to take time and consistency. crating helps tremedously also. small breeds are notorious for not housebreaking easily, certain small breeds more so then others. not sure if the min pin falls in to that category.
I'm sorry, you guys misunderstood me. I'm not expecting the puppy to be totally house broken by now. I am trying to get her house broke or at least started on it. I take her out about once an hour and we stay outside for at least 20 minutes each time, depending on how hot it is, the hotter, the less we stay out because I don't want her to get over heated or anything. The major problem that I am having is even after being outside and staying out there for a longer period of time, she is still insisting on coming back inside and going pee by my desk. LOL really gets on your nerves when she does it, then walks over to you as if to say " haha, whatcha gonna do about that mom!" I am just uncertain as to if this is a trait of the breed and she is just going to be a bit more stubborn to break or if maybe there is some other training tecnique that I could use to train her? The treat and jumping up and down like an idiot thing worked well with our english bulldog, but skitties is showing no interest in that at all. I even tried to make it a game but she showed no attention to me and did her own thing. I apologize if my original statement came out wrong. Please I do not expect this puppy to be broke already, i am not mean like that, I just wanted to know if this breed was particularly harder to break than others. Thanks for ther responces though.
Well, for one, don't give her the opportunity to go in your shoes. If you go out and mill around and walk and she stands around and walks around and NEVER goes, then pick her up and carry her inside and without any ceremony, put the dog in the crate. Give it half an hour, and out again. Keep it up. Eventually the dog goes outdoors or explodes. No loose time in the house until it has outdoor production!
I have had a min pin and will never have one again. I was never able to housetrain the thing. It did the same thing yours is doing, incidentally. I did not have a crate at the time though; this was eons ago, back in student days when I did volunteer things with the humane soc. HOWEVER it was a puppymill rescue, blind from being in the "bottom cages" and had lost its den instinct from being cooped up with its own excrement forever. So if you still have the denning instinct in your pup, you have some hope.
Your dog is too young to expect very much from though, but it shouldn't be standing in the grass staring at you and going leaks and logs in your shoe the second it gets back in the door, either. Best of luck to you. These little guys can be really tough nuts.
I have to ask'' ARe you freeking out when she does go? See from a dogs piont of veiw they are smart enough NOt to go in front of you IF they think they will be corrected. The most common complaints I hear from dog owners (all breeds) is one how do I potty train and how do I get my dog to come when callled. Now I am NOT saying you did freek on her I am just saying MOSt owners will Freek( yell, scream ) This is how I train mine and when you have 8-11 pups you are really having fun!!
as soon as she wakes up take her out with irrestible treats. the MINUTE she goes PRAISE her up and down and give her the treat. saying GOOD GORL go peee outside ;) This is how later she will go on command
( usually they wont go out of fear of correction,and They hold it till they burst in a hidden corne in the house) It will take long the first few times because they dont wanna go in front of you. OR she really could be just distracted and not out long enough.
Important when in the house she has an accinent DONT yell at her. feel free t yell at he mess but not at her at all.
now pups have to go as soon as they wake up, within 10 minutes of eating and before any hard play. so treats, praise and keep us updated good luck
Not to discourage you but it took me two months of constantly being on my pups butt to completely housebreak him. He was pretty much housebroke after 3 weeks. The next month was just getting after him for accidents when he would get to excited or busy to remember he wasnt suppose to pee in the house.
If you know exactly where she is going than try some pee pads over the area. After she starts using them you can slowly move it to the door and evetually outside.
I know the fustration you are going through. As soon as Porky would walk through the door from being outside he would pee on the floor.
banchie75, you don't have to apologize. I had no problem understanding your post. That's why I told gbroxon that I dind't think you were expecting your pup to be complteley hosuebroken. Sometimes I think people just skim over posts and don't read enough to know what the real problem is.
***Edited By: harlee29 on 7/17/2005 8:40:57 PM*** Reason: can't type
all i can say is best of luck to you....plenty of good advice...i say yes...min pins and other small dogs are harder to break...just takes dillegence and time...and plenty of patience. crating will help...hold her if you have to...and praise her for a job well done...dont give free rain of the house...know where she is at all times...that will help...she is stll too young to see much in results...just be patient...it will work out you will see...be consistant....good luck to you....please keep us posted...take care
Miniture pinchers are very strange dogs, and very smart also. i had a male minpin that had some really weird habits such as rubing his head all over my socks when I take my shoes off, jumping and biting at doorknobs when he wasn't let in the bathroom, and attacking me when i corrected him for doing his business inside. they are headstrong little guys, but keep trying, they are loads of fun too. He likes your shoes because they smell like you, so don't be surprised when he eats them, he will also destroy about any toy you give him. i still have 2 minpins and they are great as long as the shoes are out of reach and they can go out often.
Hang in there! It can be a difficult task to house train! Just remember, that dogs don't neccesarily do things because they're stubborn. They can't reason that way. The reason she's still peeing in the house is because she doesn't understand what she's supposed to do. So lots of praise when she does go outside is the only way to reinforce the behavior and this can take some time. Don't worry! I'm sure he'll get it eventually! He's just a baby! Crate training is the best way to go in my opinion. I aggree with hopesheltie. If he doesn't go when you take him outside, put him in the crate for a few minutes then try again.