my new dog just messed in the house...i am thinking of keeping him mostly outside now. he is 5 months. he is a lhasa...13 pounds. will this make him more of an aggressive dog? or does that matter? i plan to train him with a trainer too.
May I ask why you're thinking about keeping him outside now? Is it because he had an accident in the house? He is still puppy. How long have you had him? I don't know if it would make him more aggressive, but I don't know if a small dog can handle the winters, however I don't know where you live or how cold it gets.
When you take on dog ownership, it is a lifetime commitment, good or bad. It takes time to fully housebreak a dog, and they will have accidents, chew things up, etc. Focus on possibly crate training as part of your housebreaking, if he is out in the house loose, be sure he is supervised. Training comes with patience. Small breeds are NOT acclimated for outdoor living.
Before you decide to punish the puppy by making him live outside, consider placing him in another home if you dont have the time to train him
Lhasa 's are inside dogs you can't put it out .Somebody will steal it .Lhasa's or lap dogs . They cant take the heat or the cold. They also have accidents in the house mainly when they or upset or scared. Just clean it up.
Manny, you had about half a dozen threads on growling, barking and nipping going yesterday and the day before, asking for advise on socializing your pup.
Now you want to exile the pup to outdoors because it made a mess? Not only do you have a breed that's intended for a lap dog, but you will never socialize the poor thing if you exile him.
Pups have to be trained, housebroken and you WILL have accidents from time to time along with chewed furniture, shoes, elesctric cords, etc...until you train the pup and teach him what is and what isn't acceptable. Take the time to get up and go out with him and praise him when he goes "potty" outdoors. Reward him for good behavior.
You have an infant on your hands. Just like human infants it takes time, love, patience and consistancy to train them.
its all in how you train the dog. a friend of mine has a maltese/shih tzu mix and she leaves it outside in the summer with shelter and planty of water and the dog is just fine and well in the winter everyone i know brings there dogs inside small or large beacuse of the ice and snow and whatnot.
Give the pup a break! He is a puppy. How often do you take him outside? Housebreaking is not an easy task, my small dog is a year old and we still have accidents, only with big jobs thank heavens. He will do real good for a long time then all of a sudden it is like he never heard of going big job outside but I would NEVER, NEVER consider keeping him outside. What is the point of having a pet and then keeping it tied up outside ?! When you got your puppy did you intend to keep it outside or did you change your mind after the accidents? If your intention when you got the pup was to keep it outside I don't think a small breed was the right one to get. Have you owned dogs before? Pups will be pups. Give him another chance, if need be give another and another, he will catch on one day. Please DO NOT put him outside. Think of this poor little guy out there in the winter, rain and heat it is soooo unfair. Maybe he should put you outside for lack of patience.
There are lots of evil people in the world and lots of things that could happen to a dog big or little left outside all day.
Things unpreventable such as impaling it's mouth on a stick, to evil people dropping contaminated meat or poison into the yard. Falling into pools, hanging themselves to death by collars are preventable..
But there are more things than people could possibly list that could happen to a dog left outside without supervision. If you care for your pet, you'll think about that.
Sit outside alone for a day and I think that will answer your question. Dogs are meant to be companions not outside livestock. Puppies don't come trained! I wish you would have done your homework about the breed and what it takes to train a pup before you went a bought one.
I don't think that one house mess is a reason to put the animal outside perm. I don't see a problem with being outside during the day, when you are gone and then inside when you are home. Just make sure you have proper space and protection for the puppy while you are gone. It's hard to adivse when you don't know all the details on why now you want to put outside.
What are you thinking(to the previous poster)??? Small dogs are house dogs!! They should NOT be left outside all day!!! To the thread poster: Lhasas are supposed to always be inside unless they are going to releive themselves. If you do not have time or patience to housebreak, you shouldn't have a puppy. Maybe an adult dog would be better for you. I had a lhasa for 16 years. when he was younger he wandered away and we couldn't find him for 2 weeks. Then someone went in their shed that they hadn't been inside for 2 weeks, and found our dog there. When we got him back his body was messed up really bad because he couldn't hold his pee or poo. But we did NOT kick him outside!!! Actually we felt sorry for him and tried to make it easier for him.
Hey riley, where did you get that sticker, I want one too? As for the main issue here, I am sorry but no dog belongs outside. I have neighbors that both have dogs that are kept outside. Both dogs cry for attention, both dogs are neglected fully. Both dogs are lucky to be fed and wtaered daily, and probably wouldn't be if it weren't for all us neighbors that just feel totally sick and ill from the treatment of the poor animals. I know I am taking the risk of sounding rude, possibly other things as well, but, If you are going to get a dog, then stick it outside in a ped or on a lead with a hosue, then you really have no right having a dog at all, especially a small breed like that that can't take most weather conditions. This would be just as bad as me wanting to throw my english bulldog or my minature pincher outside and leave them there just cus they pottied on the floor, which to be honest happens quite frequnetly, especially during the night. They are both just babies, the min pin is only 12 weeks old now and the bully is 7 months old now. Heck, I have had dogs that have accidents even in older age. Honestly, would you throw a child outside for making a mess that you had to clean up. Dogs are the same way and most people don't even think about it or see it that way. Give the puppy a chance to learn and don't scoiled it for making a mistake. If you catch it, and you probably will, take it outside right away and keep at it. The puppy will get the hang of it in the long run and be a lot happier with his mommy and daddy and family inside rather than all alone in the cold dark by itself.