i have a caviler king that we have been trying to potty train for a long time. she is almost 2 now. she won't go potty in her cage and usually does good about letting us know threw out the day. the problem is at night. we used to cage her at night but she like to sleep with my boys and about once a week will go poo in one of there rooms. any ideas on how to get this to stop. cageing her every night is not an option.
why can't you crate her every night? Without utilizing the crate. The only other way is to stay up and watch her. You are going to have limit her access. The more she repeats a behavior the more it is reiforced. so if she learns to hold it in her crate. she will more likely reapeat that behavior. If she continues to poop in the house. that will be the behavior that will most likely keep occuring. You have to set the enivorment up for her to succeed. By continuing to let her have the same enviorment she has now, you are setting the dog up to fail. May be you could put the crate in the childrens room. The crate is not a horrible place. it is her room. a safe place. The only way I have ever successfuly potty trained a dog is to use a crate. and amazinly enough dog after dog it works.
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I have a multipoo, 12 weeks old. She is doing fairly well going on the "pee pad" and I am trying to ease her into using a box. My problem is she eats her poo. This is very disgusting to me and I don't know how to stop her. She will do this mostly at night. I have to keep my eye on her constantly to make sure she doesn't eat it. How can I make her stop?
I have to agree with Gunny. Crating provides a Den for the dog: a safe place of their own. I would suggest putting the crate in with the boys. She will enjoy her "bed" just as the boys are. Irenesdani. There are some type of additive for the dogs food that discourages them from eating their own excrement. I think dogs tend to eat their own excrement and vomit at times as instinct to protect themselves from predators picking up thier scent. Call your vet if you can't find the supplements at the pet store.
***Edited By: Quinnsmom on 2/14/2007 4:27:57 PM*** Reason: :