Still having potty training problems with Abby! I thought I had seen a post on here about litter training a puppy, but I couldnt find it so Im going to ask the question again? Is it possible to train a puppy to use a littlebox and if it is, what should be used in the box? Abby is a 3 month old Lhasa apso.
Had a cocker in an apt. Wouldn't go outside.. So we got an under the bed rubbermaid container.. and put 2 potty pads in it. When dirt, switched the worst out cause they overlapped a bunch..
Catch the dog going potty put them in the box and say 'go potty' etc. Just like outside training.
But.. what I disliked was the potential for the dog to be like a cat and put it's bum over the side if it wanted.. refuse the box for the floor if not clean enough.. and the winner.. taking a litterbox on vacation. Friends, relatives etc aren't amused.. and no matter how well you clean it, plastic has memory.. it'll never be 'clean' yet it's gotta go in the car..
If you really want to do it, I'd confine the dog to a room with lots of wee wee pads and never let her out unless she has 100% supervision. Once she reliably uses the pads, put one in a doggie litterbox (petco has them). After that, you could probably just use newspaper in the box.
Thanks for the info. I will try anything ! She is giving me such a hard time about potty training. I take her outside all day long, she will pee and poop and after she goes, I praise her and give her a treat, but when I bring her back in about 10 minutes later or so, she is peeing on my rug. I pick No and take her back outside again. Today, it was raining outside and she would not go to the bathroom for nothing!! so I would bring her back in and sure enough she would go on rug ( pee and poop ) this time. What else could I use besides the newspaper because when she gets ahold of my newspaper, she shreds it to peices. LOL
I first started litterbox training my Toy Poodle Barkley, he wanted nothing to do with it. I didnt exactly know how to go about training him, we finally got a doggie door and he just goes outside now. I have been recently trying again with the litter box but now when I put him in it he freaks out and runs away. I have heard it can be done without a lot of effort. Good luck with it.
Also in the first stages of potty training my puppy he would go outside then come back in and pee again. I got this pet stain remover stuff and it helped a lot. I can not remember the name but I will do some research and try to figure out what it was called and post when I find it.
Regarding the newspaper-they do sell dog litter, but the trick is to get your dog to go on it. I've never tried it. Mine won't even go on pads as she was never trained as a young pup, but my moms puppy goes religiously on the pads, since she started him right away on that and all she had to do is transfer it to a litter box.
If you have a place to confine the dog with the pads or newspaper, try taping them to the floor, so the dog is less likely to play around with them. That might work. Pads sound easier than hauling a big bag of doggy litter home from the store every couple weeks.
My friend trained his shar pei and shiba inu to use the litter box. It's freakin hilarious watching them poo in there and then covering it up. Sometimes they take turns using it. My friend started by slowly moving their training pads to the littler box and eventually in it. Then he put kitty litter inside when the dogs got accustomed to it. Since he couldn't find any big litter box he had to use a large crate, he removed the door and added a doggy like door thingy. I personally would hate my digs using the litter boc because it starts stinking and you have to clean it and replace it with newspapers, cat litter, training pad, etc. I just prefer Cody go to the door and I let him out to do his business.
***Edited By: finalsphere on 9/27/2005 3:31:41 AM*** Reason: =)
hearay1010 PLEASE let me know of the pet stain remover that you have used that works really well. I also have a toy puppy and she does the same thing. I can't wait till she's 4 months and develops that wonderful muscle!
you have to be really consistant with the training process. I have pug-beagle mix, just 8 1/2 weeks old. I have had him just 5 days and on his own he's using it 30% I'm catching him 70% and not 20%. pretty goog ratio for 5 days. BUT they have to be supervised so you can CATCH HIM ON TIME . You can catch them mid-poop-pee and get them in a pan or wee-wee pad on time. GOOD-LUCK
What breed is your dog? I litter trained my dog.. I now have evolved to exquisicat a heavier clump litter and a littersweep automatic pan. It is incredible. It is like the dogs have their own toilet and it flushes itself.