My Aussie, Chloe is the best house trained dog I've ever had. She never and mean never, ever goes in the house, hasn't for over two years. Lexie on the other hand used to pee every now and then which really bugged me. My border collies would pee once in a great while but never like Lexie did. I was beginning to think that a dog could never really truly be house trained but Chloe has given me faith again. So, I am wondering. Is Chloe a rare thing or do others have dogs that will not go in the house ever?
***Edited By: Ln on 7/26/2005 1:04:54 PM*** Reason: words
I had a dog than not only would never go in the house, but if you put him in a kennel he wouldn't go either.
I am talking about a kennel like at a boarding facility or even in your own yard.
When I was living in California working for some Show handlers. Kelly would have to stay in one of the boarding kennels for the weekend while we were at shows.
He would hold it all weekend until I got back to take him out. I figure he would go so when I found out he would hold it the whole time. They started to take him out for potty brakes well I was gone.
We also had a dog at the shelter that wouldn't go in the kennel. I only noticed because I had been working in the same area two days in a row. So I put a note on his kennel for the kennel walkers to take him out on potty brakes. I even put on the sheet where they could write down when he had been taken out last. So that they would know if he had just gone out or if it had been awhile.
Likely he was only there a few days. He was a lab and Kelly was a lab mix.
Bowen is 100% reliably housetrained.. UNLESS he eats something that upsets his stomach, which hasn't happened in about a year. He has not peed in the house since he was 6 months old (he's 6 years old now). Ramoth was housetrained similarly.
I don't feel that a 'diarrhea moment' counts as not being housetrained, because I think that all of us have had those moments RL.. you know when your body is telling you by god if you don't get to the bathroom within hte next 5 minutes you WILL be having an accident in your pants. Dogs occasionally feel the same way and well if the humans that own them aren't home when it happens, anything goes.
Riddick is well on his way to being 100% housetrained, however he hasnt' started marking yet. I expect that will be a test of his training. We'll see how he's doing in a couple of years.
My last Golden (Emma) was a riot when it came to potty issue. She was trained to go in one spot behind my house abit in the woods. When her and I would take long walks in the woods, she would not go anywhere along the way - she would RUN all thru the woods just to find her spot, and run all the way back to me. She also never peed in the house.
I would say that at 7 months Oakley is 95% housetrained. All my other dogs used to go scratch at the door to go out. She just won't do it. But, she does go to the door to sit and then we know to let her out. The only time that she has had an accident the last couple months is when she has been left for a long time.
Nikko is 100% reliable in the house alone for a long period of time. Out of the almost 9 years we have had her (besides her puppy training) she has only had 2 other accidents in the house...both times she peed, but that was ions ago.
ChiChi is house trained, but....when she gets mad....she'll leave me a nice little turd somewhere. She doesn't do it often and hasn't done it lately, but let's just say I know when I piss her off.
Yuki is still a puppy...he's gotten much better, but I don't trust him to leave my site at the moment...if I can't hear him around the corner growling at his stuffed toys, then I know he's up to no good.
I have a Beagle and a Shepard mix. Thank God they are both 100% potty trained. I'll be getting a puppy in a couple of months and I'm so scared for my new carpet. I'm taking time off or work to bond and work on the potty training.
My dalmation mix is 100% and has never had an 'accident' in the house altho I'm not sure who housebroke her, if anyone b/c previous to my adopting her from the shelter she was an abuse case and according the animal control officer, had been tied outside for more than a year (now shes a housedog).
Ahh No. The puppies are almost nine months old and seem to be doing pretty well, unless they can't wake us up. Then they use the puppy pads in the corner of the room. The big problem is my 14 yr old chow/shepherd. She WAS one of those who wouldn't do anythiing in the house. She would hold it for hours and then run outside to take care of business. She would always wake us up. Now that she's older, she's having accidents all the time. I thought is was the puppies. Age has its disadvantages. She has Senior Vestibular Disease, so I'm looking forward (NOT) to more accidents with the medication. Lucky Me. ;)
sandy is 100% trained to not go in the house. towards the end of june when i was still in school i took her out before i left in the morning at 7:30am, and then i normally take her out again at 3 and she holds it until then cause theres nobody home. well one day after school my sister and i were meeting my mom and brother at the mall, and we thought my dad would be home to take sandy out.....well he wasn't. he didn't get home until way later that night. we got home from the mall around 8 pm and sandy didnt once go in the house. she flew out the door when we got home, but she didn't mess in the house. and boy did i feel bad for having left her that long. if i'd have known my dad woulnd't be home, i'd have gone home to let her out before going to the mall!