I have a 3 1/2 month old min pin and she is having some trouble learning to go potty outside, which is how I have been training her. The snow is cold on her little feet so she does #1 but waits to do #2 til we're back inside. Is puppy litter box training or potty pad training better/easier than outside training?? Please help if you have any info. on how to successfully potty train a min pin!!!
i have a pug, and he feels the same way. he holds it so he doesn't have to stay outside so long, only goes a little. he'll huddle by the door and cry. i shoveled a big area in the grass mostly clear for him and that helped. don't know how much snow you have, though! i've finally put papers down at night for him; he's both paper and outside trained. if yours sleeps in your room, that may not work. mine now sleeps in a laundry room with one of the other dogs till the snow is gone and he goes outside again. my pup just plays with and eats the potty pads. for paper training i just put a puppy pad under papers and took him there the same way as taking him outside; lots of praise when he went on papers, and a little treat. put a sweater on the pup, that may help. i can't speak for litter box training a dog, but that may be an idea for a little guy. however, my pug would just eat kitty litter! otherwise, papers in an out of the way place in the house may be the only choice!
I have a min-pin that is about 11 mos. old. Our pup started out the same way. We just kept at it but he still has accidents in the house. He'll stand out there and usually won't go off the deck if theres snow on the ground, but he'll go #1 no problem then whine and scratch at the patio door to come in then he'll go #2 in a corner. Our rat terrier took a good 1 1/2 years to get him completely potty trained with no accidents. Luckily they are small dogs and don't go alot. We tried the training pads and he just tore them up. Try taking him out frequently as they have such small bladders and can't hold it very long. GOOD LUCK!
I have a new minpin who was only 9 wks old when we got her. We live in Nova Scotia which is very cold and snowy in the winter. We decided to litter train her with Yesterday's News (pellets). She's now about 13 wks and doing really well. I cut up a Pounce treat (for cats) into four pieces and give her a teeny treat every time she pees in the litter box or poops. She is now going there voluntarily though is still having some accidents, of course. She also is learning "go pee" as I take her to the litter box and tell her to go pee until she pees then, when she does, she gets a treat. The only problem is, after she's about six mos or so and really reliable, I have to wean her off the treats!!! But for now, at least, she's pretty reliable and it's GREAT!
I have a five month old MinPin who is already fully trained, with a very occasional accident if she's been asleep and forgets!! She has been trained to use yesterday's news in a cat litter pan with a little bit of the front cut out so it's not such a big step for her to get in and out. There's one in the kitchen, one in the rec room and another in my office downstairs. She gets a kitty treat (very small) every time she "goes pee" and every time she poops. We pick up the poops with a kleenex and flush them. The pee is so well absorbed with Yesterday's News that we only have to change the box once a week or every two weeks!! She's very proud of herself and will get up in the night to go use the box. It was so easy I was amazed!!! But I had to watch her 24/7, take her there, say "go pee" until she did, the usual training things. She WILL NOT go outside to do her business - it's just too cold. She loves outside when it's warm but not in the cold. I also have cats who use regular litter and they never bother my minpin's boxes. They don't know what it is so everyone's happy and she's trained and proud :)
I don't have a min pin, but I had the same problem with my cock-a-poo puppy. He would do #1 outside with no problem and then wait until we got in to poop. My puppy is crate trained so I came up with the following plan. He was always either 1- in the crate, 2-outside on the leash with me, or 3-on the leash attached to me in the house. He didn't get priviledges to run around the house until he pooped outside. It really only took about 4-5 days before he went outside. Another thing was, since it was winter I wanted him trained to go very quickly. So he only got about 5-10 minutes to do his business before we went inside. It made me take him in and out alot at first but now as soon as we go out, he does his business in 5 minutes or less.
We have just adopted a 3 year old Min Pin. He, unfortunately has been in a puppy mill all his life, with the exception of the last 3 months. He was in "foster care" until we adopted Monday of this week. He knows how to go to the door to tell us he has to go out. But he doesn't seem to do this during the night. So we always have an accident. And it doesn't matter how long. Last night we went to bed at 10:30. Took him out just before and at 2:00 he had tinkled in the floor already. Can someone give us some tricks of the trade. This is our first so we are real new at this.
hotgrl1702, i have an 11 month old female miniature pinscher. This was my first puppy, and I found that min pin's love to train. I originally started training her to a puppy pad which I kept in my room at night, and a few throughout the house. Eventually I started to train her to "go potty" outside. She wasn't too thrilled when the snow came, but I kept at her, and she eventually started going #1 and #2 outside. It just takes a lot of patience. During the winter I kept a puppy pad on the floor in my room (or wherever she was sleeping) and if she really had to go, she would go on that.
I have a 4 month old min pin male and it's taking forever to rain him. Every time we go to bed he gets down and goes in the floor regardless if there are pads or not. He also pees all over when we let him out of his cage after coming home from work. It's getting unbarable. I need some serious advice.
I would consider also using the crate at night until he is trained. Take him out right before you go to bed and immediately after waking up, in addition to once through the night (I know this can be a hassle, but they simply cannot hold it well until they are older)
How often is he taken outside through the day? How long is he crated while your at work?
I have a 1 year old female Min Pin that is perfect going on pads in the house. I started to train her outside but she did not like going into the grass when it was wet and cold and we would take her to work and she would get too distracted outside to go so I trained her inside on wee pads because it was better for us. She was perfect at about 4 months old but you have to remember we are with her almost constantly and could watch her more closely.
I used the crate at night and took her to the pad when she needed to go and kept putting her on there. I would praise her and give her a treat when she went potty where she was supposed to. Tell your dog to go potty while they are doing it outside or wherever you want and then you can get them to do it when you tell them too.
I have a 4 1/2 month old male and he is almost there. He will do perfect and then backslide for a day or two. My female did that too before she was fully trained.
The good thing is you don't have to get up in the middle of the night and go outside with them. I do get up if they do #2 to clean it up. My female sleeps and almost always holds it all night long. My male is still getting up early in the morning. It is also nice in the bad weather. No wet dogs or muddy paws.
The bad thing is sometimes they pee and will drip a little as they come off the pad. Every once in a while they pee big enough that they get a paw in the pee and then track it. My female holds it so long at night that once or twice she has not hit the middle of the pad and peed so much it overflowed the pad. Also, buying wee pads can get costly. I get mine at Target for $19.99 for 80.
If we had a back yard with a fence and were home more I would prefer the going outside to having them go on wee pads. You have to decide what is best for your lifestyle and preference. Regardless of what some on here say, Min Pins can be potty trained. Just keep at it. Make sure you treat when they do it right. It is a big incentive. Georgie would sometimes squeeze out a little pee on the pad just to get a treat.
Also, yours is still very young. You have a ways to go. Little dogs usually take longer and my first took until a little over 4 months to be perfect and it looks like my male will be perfect by about 5 months assuming he is still going like he is now. Just when you think they got it they seem to have a bad day. Good luck!!
Forgot to mention that #2 took longer to teach inside too. They seem to want to hide it and have privacy. Be careful where you put the litter box or wee pads if you go that route. Give them some privacy and don't put it right next to where they eat or sleep. Georgie did not like that at all. We learned from experience to put it where they could find it but not right in front of everyone or by their food bowls.