I recently bought a new puggle puppie, his name is Barney and he is 9 weeks old and I am trying to potty train him and I am not sure what to do exactly. They say to put their nose in it and put them outside but is that really the correct way? I bought a puppy book but it seems to not have much in there about the potty training.
I hear the book housetraining for dummies is good. You can get it on Amazon.com. I don't have any recent experience housetraining, but I do know that you should NEVER put their nose in it. Do you have a crate? Crate-training is the method I would recommend for housebreaking a puppy.
Yes we do the crate training and he has been good not going potty in there but once we are home and he is out he is going and we take him outside quite often. I will look at that book and see if that helps.
Well, he is still very young, so he will have to be taken out quite often. Try having him always on leash in the house and tying the leash to your belt. If you catch him in the act, say a firm no and pick him up (even if he is still peeing or pooping) and bring him outside. Then stay outside until he goes and then praise him profusely. If you need to be in the house and can't have him under constant supervision then you must crate him until you can keep a close eye on him.
Don't put their nose in it. It's not only extremely mean, it could also get him sick.
You really can't do anything unless caught in the act. And even then, you should be rushing and trying to take him outside so he knows where he should be going. Yes, you are going to be looking like an idiot. Yes, you are going to be scrubbing your carpet and washing your floor until your hearts content. That is why you should have him contained in a baby gated room or a crate whenever you can't keep a close eye on him. (This goes for chewing and getting into things too.)
I would say take him outside every 3 hours and make it exciting...say, "Do you wanna go outside?!"... Sit there until he goes. When he does, bring a toy out and play a game or...give a treat and praise him "Good boy!" etc. Don't rush him or get impatient, otherwise it could become an experience that he would rather not do and then he will just start to hide the poop around your house because he is sick of getting scolded and yelled at.
Watch for signs of having to use the bathroom. Sniffing, circling, restlessness...then get him outside right away. If you're lucky, you will get a dog that will actually come up to you and express the need to go outside or one that will wait at the door. You can always train him to do that too.
Puppies shouldn't be trusted with potty training fully, until after a year of age. And young puppies, are to be expected to have accidents and frequently. It will be challenging, frustrating and probably exhausting but in the end result you will be pleased and proud of the both of you lol. Congrats and Welcome to the world of puppies!
No nose rubbing. No spanking or yellling. If he poops in the house, take the evidence and put it outside where he is supposed to go. Take him out everytime he makes a mistake. He'll learn. Oh and when you are taking him out, say "Go potty?" in a happy voice. This trains him to go to the door. Once he does is business outside, give him lots of praise.
I just bought my 11 week puggle 2 weeks ago. My biggest concern was the housebreaking. I found her in a rescue home and she has had no training. I grew up with dogs but my mom is a housewife and was always the one to train them. I've received lots of advice on housebreaking and only one thing is working... as soon as your dog wakes up, take him/her outside. It makes perfect sense, what's the first thing you want to do when you wake up? After I feed my puggle I let her play inside for a few minutes then I take her outside. Early this afternoon was the first time she went to the door and scratched at it. I took her outside and hopefully she's officially housebroken. Rubbing the dogs nose in its own mess won't do anything except make more work for you. If the dog goes in the house say "outside." My puggle has learned the word and it's been very helpful.
I have a puggle who is 1 yr and a half. i got her when she was 5 months old. she is adorable but is very inconsistent still with potty training. she has been crate trained since i got her and does well in her crate. she will NEVER go to the bathroom in her crate no matter how long she is in there.but when i am home and let her out of the crate for a long period of time she frequently has accidents..she will hide and go to the bathroom. especially during the night. i hate to put her in her crate at night because she is in there all day. right when i find her mess in the house she lays on the floor and makes a sad face and looks away from me like she knows exactly what she did. she is a really good dog in every other way it's just this whole bathroom thing. she never lets me know that she has to go out. does anyone have any advice, i'm will gladly take any at this point!!
lace...this is common misconception that dogs understand why they are being punished after they did something. They cannot think like that. they do not make associations with behaviors that have happened even a few minutes. They dog has learned that going to the bathroom in front of you will get a correction. so she hides. then when she does go and you find out. she can read your deamnor. or she relates your proxmity with the potty to discpline. crate her at night, and you are the human, your smarter than the dog. So set up the dog to succeed. the crate gives you the control. you can manipulate her enivorment and movement to get repeated success. once the patteren has been trained the dog will be successful on thier own. use the crate.
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what if you dont crate train tho? every one always says to crate train but what if you dont? what can you do then to get your puppy on track for success on potty training?Im having problems with my puppy that is going on 6 months old. She was doing very well for awhile but now with the cold winter days she wont go out side and with the wind chill way below zero i cant blame her, so ive been trying potty pads for days its to cold and still take her out when its altitle warmer trust me i know this is confusing her but what to do? It seems winter has set her back months of training she was getting the hang of it and was going out side and had very few accidents threw out the day. Can hold it threw the night and never has peed in bed( she did once months and months ago but she was playing ) so i know she can hold it, but why wont she try to hold it during the day? SHe wont use the potty pads- and i will still take her out side to go potty the normal routine we have had since i got her but she runs right back to the door and wont go- no matter how long i stand out there with her, so i let her in and she pees on the carpet. what can you do when you dont crate train? should i be doing something when she pees on the floor? ive gotton many differnt responses to what to do or say, ignore her, dont clean it up in front her her, say no bad girl and take her out side mid stream to finish, swat her on the butt and say no bad girl and take her out side. many more- i think ignoring it tho how does she know its wrong? and i have never swatted her. I do say bad girl and take her out side but now with it being to cold and she will hold it till she gets back in side- what am i doing wrong? she doenst have full run of the house, the bedrooms are all blocked off and the hallway. she is allowed in the kitchen/dinning room and living room. which is all a open floor plan so i cant block any of that off. and she is with me 24/7 she doesnt hide to pee she will pee right in front of me- ive gotton the keep her on a leash at all times, but her being so close to me when she does pee she minas well be on a leash she is right there and doesnt run off to hide. and when she does say go in the kitchen im aways saying daisy what are you doing .. just to keep her knowing im watching her, when i can see her im right there but i always talk to her to know im right there. any one know what else i can try?
When they need to go outside (and trust me, it has been freezing here the past couple days) they go out. I stand right there freezing along side them, usually barefoot.
So, you need to invest in some jackets or booties, whatever it takes to make you feel comfortable in taking their spoiled behinds outside to go to the bathroom for about 5 minutes. You are right, you are confusing the hell out of that poor dog!
No one is saying to walk your dog to the top of Everest, just make your mind up one way or another. Either you want annoying spoiled dogs that are allowed to be lazy and piss inside, or you want dogs that can actually stand 5 minutes of being uncomfortable that are trained and sanitary.
The question boils down to: can YOU let go, and do YOU want to be cleaning piss up from inside your house for the next 15 to 16 years?
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Hmmm...an open concept living room, dining room and kitchen; that sounds familar. Oh yeah, throw in some steps as this area of our house is on the second floor. Your floor plan is not unusual or unique. If you want to be stubborn and not crate train, then may I suggest an x-pen for the little critter. Either that or rip up all your carpet and install vinyl as your house will start to smell like a urinal. We have 2-4 month old puppys who love to go outside, then again, they are sporting dogs. But they go out outside, they let us know when they have to go out most of the time. But we also keep an eye or 2 or 4 on them looking for signs that they may have to go out. It also helps to get a pup in a regular routine as to putting it outside. In a past post regarding the very same topic you indicated you dont have a fenced in yard, etc. I might suggest you take some time putting up some type of fencing instead of writing novels on here. It's getting old.
I like him a lot better than I like most people. To you he's a dog. TO me he's an adopted son who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. I have no problem with any of these. <
I keep my 9 week old shih tzu in the bathroom when I cannot have an eye on her. I have used a baby gate on the door. It is next to the kitchen so that he is near the activity in the home. I take him out every one to two hours in the day and once at night. So far he has only had two accidents!