Daisy isnt doing very well house breaking her- she does well some days and i am very consistant with her. So anyways after cleaning up my last accident i called hubby on his lunch and said were going to buy wood flooring today and were putting it in this weekend- He agreed and is on his way home so we can go buy hard wood flooring- We just bought this brand new home june 30th we sigbed. its a white carpet and my house doesnt smell and no stains notihng like that. Im just tired of constant srubbing the carpets all day every day- We had wood floors in the rental we lived in when we got bentley and it worked out wonderfully- alot easier- I buy 2 of the huge big 1and 1/2 gallon jugs a week of natures maricle which costs 30.00 for one so i spend 60.00 a week just on cleaning the carpets.. and i use it on all spots not just dog accidents. so im pretty excieted to be getting wood floors put in this weeeknd. we just tiled our bathrooms last weekend so now wood- the only carpet will be in the bedrooms- i never liked carpet anyways- this is the reason i didnt want to buy this house but hubby promised to put wood floors in the living room- now everything else is tile. but we put central air and also underground sprinklers in first and my wood floors have been pushes aside- untill tihs weekend. im so happy
I HATE cleaning rugs. I'm happy you're getting wood floors. My next house will have them. You can never fully get out the smell. Trust me I've tried and I've driven Nature's Miracle's stock sky high ;-)
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Congrats on the new floors. I know what youre going through. My little angle is almost 7 mos and I am constantly cleaning the carpet. I even bought a new steam vac and have ritual now! He is getting better and w/warmer weather he goes outside occasionally but most of the time, no matter how long we are out there, he comes in and teetees on the rug. He'll poop on his paper and tee tee NEXT to the paper which is progress b/c he was going all over the house. Once again, congrats on the wood floors but remember, dog tee tee leaves black stains on hardwoods.
try the spray and wash dule action with oxy cleaner. It is great We use it on everything from the carpet to the bar stools. My carpet is white, I hope to get tile floors soon we deicted on tile this time, and there are spots all over the place, I spray it with the spray and wash and it pulls it right out.
I tryed the resolve and resolve with oxy but they are not as good as spray and wash
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I'd like to have hardwood floors too! I wish I knew how to do things like that myself...it would save loads of money. Who knows? By the time I'm ready to have them, I may have read enough to do it myself.
The condo I purchased in November needed carpet badly. An allowance was given for it's replacement, but I decided not to do so. I knew I'd have a pup soon enough and not that it would be her fault, but I'd hate to have new carpet with an "accident" prone puppy.
So, for now I'm just scrubbing away to keep things clean :( Pebbles is so much better now though. She'll even go to the door to let me know *most* times.
I think I remember you saying you don't use a crate,right? Could you use one for Daisy when you're unable to watch her ( I mean like when you're cleaning around the house,etc)? I intially felt bad for having to crate Pebbles, but it's helped a great deal!
It really may be worth a try.
Oh yea, if you feel like it...come back and post pics of your floors...I'd love to see how they come out!
P.S. Sorry for being so lenghty, I guess I'm in a "chatty" mood today
we just got back from getting the wood floors- ugggg didnt know we have to have the wood sit in our house for a day so it will get use to our house humidity and all of that funky stuff- or it will warp and buckle when it swells ect... but its very nice wood floors with the best warrenty and the gloss stuff on top (lol) will not scratch or anything like that its pretty heavy duty. Yes thank goodness we own a construction company- hubby builds houses for a living and we have all the tools and everything needed to do the job and its much cheaper . Just the wood and thats it- I will of coarse post pic of the new wood floors i cant wait- he will be taking out the carpet in the morning- no sense in sitting on plywood untill he starts laying the wood. I have been using natures maricle and it does work pretty good. we had wood before buying this house and it was awsome to have a puppy and when there was a accident it was soooo easy to clean- like i said this carpet is a off white i guess you would call it and only gosh 8 months old. so thats a bummer but i wanted wood floors anyways and now i got them..lol the dogs keep climbing on the boxes and thinking its a jungle gym... this could be hard with them under foot. and no they arent crate trained- wish us luck..
I guess im not a strong enough person to crate train- i have tried with both dogs and failed- I cant listen to them cry and bark to get out to play. or watch them sitting in the cage. I did try- husband is totally against it and doesnt think its right to cage a dog all day in such a small confined area if they dont want to be. So we did argue about this one- But daisy was put in a dog play pen at night and did sleep in there in my room for months and never went potty ever in there. so i know she can hold it threw the night. but again hubby wanted her to sleep in bed with us because bentley had slept with us from the day we got him at 7 weeks old but daisy was so sick we couldnt keep her in bed with us- but now she is in bed with us and the play pen is put up.
There has to be other ways in house breaking a dog besides the crate? something that works just as well. i know every one says a dog is a den animal but what if they just dont like it? and no matter how long you leave them in there and ignore them it doenst get better? this i couldnt handle and just stoped doing it after 2 weeks when i got her. some days she was fine but once you closed the door she would cry but i would leave it open and she would go in and sleep- but that ended with in a few weeks and now the crate is down in the basement. I do put her in it when we go in the car and she crys for alitle bit but does stop- I put her in the front seat with me so i cant pet her and talk to her-
Im just hoping she catches on- Bentley did and i didnt crate him- it took longer then it should im sure but he was doing alot better then daisy is at her age-
I never leave Lacy in her crate while I'm home. If she knows I'm home she will cry and cry to get out. I only put her in her crate when I'm leaving the house. I put her in there right before I leave and take her out as soon as I get home. Other than that she was supervised as a puppy while I was home, and I took her out really often until she was potty trained. She is 2 1/2 now and still stays in her crate when I am gone. She goes to work with me every day so she's only in her crate a couple hours one or two days a week.
Have you done any obidience training with Daisy? It really sounds as if she knows how to push your buttons and knows that she is going to get away with using the house as her own personal yard. My puppy just turned 8 months old, and I honestly cannot remember the last time he went in the house. I'm home during the day but I still crate trained him and he knows that is his safe place.
I used Scotchgard Oxy Pet Stain Remover when he did go, and I also steamcleaned.
I've worked hard with all this. Chase was a sickly dog when I got him. He had worms, then demodex and several ear infections. Poor thing has been medicated up until a couple weeks ago but I still got him housetrained.
We just moved into our house in June, and bought all new carpets, and then last month we brought home a puppy. He's 4 months old and his accidents are few and far between at this point, but I'm so GLAD my dad got us a heated steam cleaner for Christmas!!! lol.
We're crate training our pup. And, even though I'm home during the day, I still make a point to crate him for short periods of time through out the day. Also, when I get home from grocery shopping etc, I like to unload my groceries or wait about ten minutes before I let him out.
Sometimes I just can't keep an eye on him, and THATS when the accidents happen, and really all I can blame is myself for that-, or other times there will could be situations where it will be necessary for him to be crated when I'm home so I like to have him used to that possibility, too.
Be sure to post pictures of the floor!! And let us know how your training progresses!!
Buy a crate and train the dog. You will be doing her a favor. She needs the discipline. You don't put a dog in the crate to punish it. They get used to being in there and will seek out their crate for sleeping in during the day.
If your husband doesn't want you to crate train the dog, perhaps it is his way of telling you to get rid of her. Tell him to potty train her then, if he is the one that is so against a crate.
I have never, in my life, heard of someone with so many excuses as to why they can't put their dog in a crate to train it.
It sounds like you enjoy cleaning up after the dog and thus allowing her not to be housebroken. Keep up the good work, she'll never learn.
The dog is the alpha and you are the one being bossed around. To each his own.
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