Hi, Brand new and I know you have taked about puggles before, I just can't figure out how to join the discussion. We have just acquired a 4 1/2 mth. old Puggle. He was kept in a garage most of the time. Wonderful disposition, sits, stays, wants to be loved constantly. Only problem is he is only potty trained to pee outside. has no idea that he is supposed to poop outside as well. Is 4 1/2 mths. too old to re-train? I don't think so and in any case he is ours, just wondering. My vet says we have a real winner.
You can still train your dog. I would suggest that when he is finished eating you take him outside and wait for him to go. When he does poop outside, make a huge fuss over him and give him a treat. When he goes in the house, just clean it up quietly. Hope that helps and good luck!
Thanks you two. We have had dogs all our lives, but usually start with a tiny pup. Rocky is the cutest thing I have ever seen. He is really good natured and I am so glad the people looked for a home for him instead of just dumping him. I think I have gist of how to work the forum. I will keep checking in to see what other topics come up.
The prase when he goes potty outside works so well. Bullwinkle (my pug) looks at me wating for me to tell him good job when ever he goes potty outside. Rocky on the other hand (my boston) does not like anyone watching. Im not sure how he was potty traned but knowing hubbys uncle there was alot of yelling, and spanking.
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It's funny all we have to say is Want to go Potty and he is at the door, but for some reason, and again I think it is because he lived in a garage, he has no idea he is also supposed to poop out there. Last night he went outside twice and we praised him so much I didn't think his head would fit in the kennel : ) Hoping to get to the time when we don't have to worry about whether or not he is in the kennel. I am sure it will come.
Oh, it will come! There is never a limit to when dogs are not able to be trained. The best/easiest time to train is between 6-10 months old, but I have never owned dogs from the time they were puppies! I've always had untrained rescue dogs as well as fosters. I recently had to work on houstraining with an 8yr old husky mix as he had lived his life outside until now...and 3 wks later, he asks to go out, rarely has accident (and when he does its generally my fault for not listening to him fast enough), and does his business quickly!
Houstraining can be a frustrating process at times, one week they seem like they've got it down, the next not one bit, but just have patience and it will come a time when you never have to worry about accidents!
Welcome to the forum...enjoy!! :)
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