Dear Board, I am having a very difficult time getting my Chihuahua, Tiny Red, to use his wee wee pad. Once I oppened his crate this morning he came out and did a deficated near the bathroom door. I told him no, and put him on his wee wee pad. He then proceded to deficate again near the enterance door of my bedroom. Again, I told him no, and put him on his wee wee pad. He deficated once since he was being held there. But, when I took my hand off of him, he walked over to the bathroom door, and again deficated. Yet again, I told him no and put him on his wee wee pad. I then cleaned up the mess with stain and odor remover. He continuously got in the way, and I kept having to move him to the side. Then, once I washed my hands and managed to sit down for a miniute, he proceded to go over next to his crate and deficate yet again. I am getting awfully sick of this. So, I told him no, and put him in his crate. What am I doing wrong? He wont go on his wee wee pad. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, LindyLou
LOL Yes, I know. I don't understand how a dog his size can produce so much poop! Do you think there could be a medical problem? He does have coccidia, the vet told me. Could that be the cause? His stool is very runny, and watery.
Oh! I didn't know it was that serious. Is there anything I can do to help him? I already have medicine. Personally, I feel Red Jewel Kennels is a very good breeder. Everyone is entitled to their own oppinion. Would it be the coccidia that is causing him to go on the floor? If so, what can I do to stop it? How can I get him to use the wee wee pad?
Lindy, I dont know if this will help you or not but my westie, Baxter does this sometimes. He was 8 weeks when we got him and he was paper trained...sort of...he still had accidents. We had already bought a crate for him and everything and also had the wee wee pads ready....what I did was I got some of that spray called Puppytrainer housebreaking spray made by 8in1. You can buy it in Pet Smart. I sprayed a little on that and put him on it when it dried, and he sniffed at it. After a while I came in the room to find him peeing on it. So, he had marked it and figured it out. He will still have accidents, but he seemed to have gotten the jist of what to do. Also, we moved the pad from outside the crate to just beside our back door, so when I see him do his business, I take him outside quickly and reinforce the good behavior with praise and some small treats....hes under ten weeks old....and hes getting the message!! I'm so proud! Now only if I could get him to not poop in his crate at night, we'd be set!
Dear Charolettepup, Thanks for the help. At least I know I am not alone. The breeder sayed Tiny Red was paper trained. But, he obviously isn't, or is regressing for some reason. Tiny Red had 5 accidents in 30 miniutes! I have the crate and wee wee pads for him. I will buy the spray. Thank you so much! I shop at Petsmart all the time, and will pick some up today! Glad to hear it attracts dogs. I will try exactly what you said. Tiny Red is ten weeks old, today. I hopen it will sink in with Tiny Red! I am so very thankful for your helpful response. I also have a problem with Tiny Red pooping in his crate at night. Thank you so much, LindyLou
Coccidia is what is causing him to poop so much. I know you love your breeder but if your breeder is sending out dogs wtih coccidia, there's a problem. This isn't something that your puppy got after he lived with you, but something he would have had from before he was shipped. When our dog had coccidia, my vet said that many poor breeders that dump their puppies off at humane socieites dump them after they're infested with coccidia. Also, I think you may be letting him have a little too much control over where he goes in the house. In any case, coccidia causes diarrhea and a lot of it. Think of a time wehn you've had diarrhea, and you had to run to the bathroom what seemed like ever 10 or 15 minutes. You haven't had any accidents since you were a toddler, but boy a bad case of diarrhea makes you feel like you are taking chances getting more than 10 feet away from the bathroom. THis is what your puppy is going through, and he is not housetrained. And he's tiny. He's not going to be able to hold it in the crate (instead, consider putting him in an exercise pen with puppy training pads, so there's less chance of him going and you having to clean it all up. But leave the crate door open so he can go in). Also, he is just a baby. It's unrealistic to expect a puppy that young is goign to 'get it', especially when he's sick with coccidia. Most dogs aren't fully housetrained until they are 6 months old or older. It was more than a month after we got our humane society dog that he showed any signs of getting it,and he was 6 months old before he was housetrained. Are you wanting him to go on the puppy training pads for the rest of his life? Or are you going to train him to go outside too? Keep him on a leash at all times when he is in the house so he can't get away from youa nd you know where he is.
I have 5 Chihuahuas and 1 Pom. They were paper trained and I tried the Potty pads. After lots of $$ on pads, I went to using newspaper and besides going outside, they go on the paper. I have them going outside on a routine in the AM & PM, this also seems to help. If you have carpet, put the Potty pad under the newspaper. I hope this helps.
Ok... THis will be a posative post... Your puppy probabally has no medical illness.. There is no need to rush him off to the Vet just yet.. Puppies take a small amount of time to wee wee pad train, especially Chihuahua's. They can be stubborn. They will do it , to make you mad and to test your limits. I would walk him to the wee wee pad every hour or so, sit next to the oad, and make him stay on it, when he pee's or poop's praise him ALOT. Give him a treat. Then keep doing this. He will then want to go there. He may have some accidents else where. Yell at him, and put him on the wee wee pad. If the poo is runny, watery or bloody, then yes he might have worms, mites or something but just because he poops alot doesnt mean there is anything wrong with him,
5 bowel movements in 30 minutes does not sound like nothing to me. She really needs to get this dog to a vet. We are not trying to scare her. A little dog with diarehea can dehydrate very quickly and die. I wouldn't want that on my conscience.
Very Well. Probabally is, unless it is due to stress, change of food, or other things. Not all runny poo is breaders fault. But coccida very well would be a breaders fault unless the puppy was near other dogs after the breeder, or something. But Coccida has a 7 day incubation period so most likely it would come from the puppies mother. Which would make the puppy unfit for purchase.
I know I know. I said that in my last post. I just said that basically it's a sad situation. She can get her puppy better now, and do the best she can.. But after she learns that the place she bought from might be or is, whatever the case may be a puppy mill, then the will probabally say how bad it is. But for now, she is probabally exited that she got a new puppy, and ofcourse everything that goes with the exitement of a new puppy.
Dear Tomato, He did not come from a puppymill. I am getting sick and tired of people saying that is where I got him. He came from a wonderful hobby breeder. She paper trained him, not let him poop wherever he wanted. I would appreciate you being a little bit more respectful than that. Regards, LindyLou