I recently posted a question about training our min pins..now 4 1/2 months old...we've had them 3 weeks...the potty training is getting better because we don't let them out of our sight...we still haven't gone a day without an accident, but i can see improvement...the newest challenge is getting them to pee in the rain....they act as if they're really scared out there and when they don't go potty outside we put them in their play cage...(a cage sized for a golden retreiver which gives them plenty of room without the severe confinement..)...and of course they go potty in there...very frustrating...anyone else had this problem?
My pudel took about 1 ½ years to potty train. I still thinl the best thing to do is to take the dog outside as soon as she/he wakes up or has eaten. And not be out a long time.. just enough so the dog pees then quickly praise the dog for being good and go inside. so the dog understands that the only reason to go out is to pee and if i do that then I can go inside again. and even if its raining that they understand that the sooner they pee the sooner it can get home again.
they will always go in the crate if its that big! Make them go out in the rain anyway.its not their choice.My dogs hate the rain also btu they tolerate because they know if they dont they will be in the crate until they go potty.Get a divider and section off more than half of it.They can still play but maybe htye ownt go potty in it.
Dont Give UP!! They WILL Get it!! You doing a good job too!!
ROFL it's typical of a MinPin to not want to pee in the rain or any bad weather for that matter! I have two MinPins and do rescue, I find the best way to get them to go in the rain is a quick little walk, even if it's just to the bush in the front yard, that way you are 100% in control and you can praise your pooch. MinPins have got to be one of the hardest breeds to house train but if you stay on top of it, be consistent you will win the battle!!!
Yep by not making them go outside you're teaching them its ok to soil in their crate (especially since the crate is so big). Take them outside in a raincoat and umbrella, keep them out till they go (hence the raincoat and umbrella, you may be out there for a long while the first few times :P), then praise and take them immediately inside. They'll learn the faster they do their business the less time they have to spend outside...
You have to teahc your dogs they have to go outside and potty regardless of the weather.. make it a habit now
My doberman Rufus was incredibly stubborn when it came to the rain...one time I opened the door and he saw the rain and then lifted his leg on the couch. I still dragged him outside for a VERY long walk in the rain that day.