huron, sounds like you were in the same boat i'm in! that's good that you were able to do something about it! I will have to get them both on the same schedule. Harley is the same way though.. he pees in the crate, I have the litter box in there with him, but he just pees on all the blankets. Should I just take the litter box out and let him continue doing that? He's been doing number 2 in the litterbox and sometimes number 1... But it's like when he gets out it's a completely different story, he just wants to pee on the carpet. How will I know if I can let him out of the crate by using this method?
myweim, thanks, I will check wal mart today and see if they have the vanilla flavored! That sounds like it'd smell alot better!!! thanks again!
Harley I wasn't thanking you because I thought *I* was being rude. I was NOT being rude in my post, just that some people get offended at words that they may not want to hear but need to read them because someone has to point out certain things.
I was thanking you for not being offended at the words, not because I thought I was being rude, because I WAS NOT. And being rude about anything I said was not my intentions.
If you thought it was rude then I got my point across.
Then perhaps, peanutmypoodle, you need to think about how you WORD things because I've read many posts of yours and I think that you do give good advice, but accusing me of not having good discipline or passing judgement on me when you do not know who I am or what goes on around here is not your place to say that I can't discipline myself enough to discipline my dogs. I think, givin my background with dogs, that I am doing a good job in disciplining them, it's just a bit overwhelming for me. Being around ONLY cats all my life.. they pretty much have the basic instinct to know to use the litterbox with minor help from us. So tending to ferrets, dogs, outside cat, and doing my day to day tasks.. yeah I might need a little advice and guidance from more experienced people. If you weren't trying to be rude, then I'm sorry for what I said.. I just wanted to get the point across that no matter what someone says on here I will NEVER take offense to it because I know that my questions are that of an irrexperienced dog owner and now I have two. That's why people join this site, to gain knowledge and/or give advice to people who are willing to learn. And instead of being like thousands of people who just DUMP their dogs off because they are bad owners and don't want to take the time to figure out the problem and/or correct it, I am willing to learn all I can so that my babies are well taken care of, well mannered, and housebroken one way or another.
Sometimes there is no way to sugar coat what needs to be said. I said you lacked discapline because thats how I took YOUR WORDS in your opening post. It all sounds so out of control. Nothing was ment to offend in a MY BEING RUDE way.And I am very sorry.
That was just my opinion, I didnt mean for it to appear as an accusation. But I just said how I saw your situation and the reason WHY it was the way it is.
I am very aware that their behavior is a reflection on my behalf, that's why I posted what I posted for help! Why would you need to sugar coat anything? You can give advice in a manner that is not meant to be rude. I do appreciate everyone's opinion and EVERYONE's advice. I know that their behaviour is out of control and I just didn't know how to go about correcting it. I'm the only one here all day and I just didn't know what to do and panicked. Everything I said is true, however. And today I will go out and look for another crate and I will be making a schedule and have everything under control very soon thanks to everyone's advice.
We just got back from Wal-Mart and have both the pups in their crates. We are going to be spending the day outside and cutting the grass, riding 4 wheeler and just spending time with the family. A little bit later will be walk time when it cools down a bit! Thanks peanut.. I'm sorry too! Friends?
I think that litter training one dog and not the other may pose a problem. I say this because we tried to litter box Ace (chihuahua) and outside train Summer (pug/beagle) and it was nearly impossible. Summer would pee in the bathroom ALL of the time...that's where Ace's litter box was, so I guess she assumed it was okay for her, too.
When they were both a little over a year old I began to hard core train them both to go outside and it took about 4 months, but they both are trained now to go outside all of the time.
Good to have another friend here ;) My boys love going for car rides too!! Took Harley a little convincing at first, but since we got Bailey he loves it!!! Harley isn't leash-trained yet and neither was Bailey when we got him, but Bailey loves going for walks now and I walk him everyday. Harley just stands there or they'll both tie me up to where I can't even move!
Acey, I know we are going to have many troubles training one dog to do something and the other to do the complete oppisite, but they say it can be done so I'm gonna try my best and see how things work out. Today has gone very well so far! I have my 9 year old nephew here and we're all playing with the ferrets and the dogs. NO ACCIDENTS SO FAR... YAY!!! Putting them in the crates when I'm not able to keep a close eye on them works wonders! I even checked the blankets and not a spot on it!! Great progress so far!!!