WOW, this has been awsome- since removing the carpet on saturday Daisy has not had a accident in the house. Normally she would pee on the carpet. But now there is no carpet and im now wondering if i didnt get all the mess out of the carpet and she could smell the pee and thought that is where she was suppose to go. She now sits by the door and waits for me to take her out. This has been great! I hope we can keep up the good work and this just isnt a phase till she gets use to it, But wood floors are easier to clean and if she did have a accident i can clean it with natures maricle and there wont be any left over pee smell ect..... Shes done a great job.... also last night i bought housetraining for dummies and im reading that and trying to find out the right way i can go about house breaking her correctly- Im sure she isnt 100% house trained im thinking shes getting use to the wood and then the water gates will flow..lol i sure hope not but tis been sooooo nice not cleaning up any accidents at all in 4 days...
SOme one had mentioned that carpet feels alot like grass to dogs so maybe that on top of her smelling the pee in the carpet she thought she was doing what i wanted her to- but anyways i hope this is the end of accidents all together..
Actually the chances are she had simply learned to use the carpet as an acceptable place to go potty. Dogs are creatures of habit. A breeder can accidently teach a puppy bad habits depending on the enviorment a dog is raised in. Many dogs who are raised with concrete runs will go on concrete without thinking, to that dog it is an acceptable surface. The same goes for linolium and carpet. Paper training is only about teaching an acceptable surface to use. I have one adult will use paper if they have to go and a newspaper is on the floor. Considering she was paper trained (not by me)as a puppy can one get mad at her?
This is why I advocate getting them outside asap.
On the best of days a dog is a dog, and on the worst of days a dog is a dog.