I need some tips on potty training my puppy.she is a month maybe two months at most.We just got her and she was with two other dogs in her litter.I'm not sure if she misses here litter or not but she hasnt stopped yelping.She yelps while she eats,while she plays ,while she drinks,and when she just sits by the door.If any one knows as to why she does this or knows of a way to help her control it please let me know.We're not sure what breed she is because shes a mut but i would say some lab with a little golden retriever
isnt mut an awful way to describe a furry member of the family? i reackon poor fella is just adjusting to his new home, bit of time , love and patience is probably all it would take to settle little one in. you didnt mention how long you had, had puppy? if its not long, then im sure its just early days, i have had my puppy nealy 3 weeks and he is just settling in nicely, first week or 2 he was def a bit lost away from his litter.
As far as the potty training, I would definitely go with crate training. Essentially, the dog is in the crate unless given direct supervision-even at night. The idea is that the dog will not go potty where they sleep or are enclosed, although I'm not sure if thats always the case. Lay down the barriers and be consistent. However, crate training becomes difficult when its introduced later on, as it was with my first dog, which in that case, it took stern discipline and always being ready to pick up the dog and rush out the door when you see them about to have an accident. As far as the whining, I would agree with the other post: its most likely a phase that will end once the dog is more secure in its surroundings. Mine was completely insecure when he first came, was very quiet and wanted to be on my lap constantly. About three or four weeks in, though, we started to see his lively personality come out. Perhaps do some long walks to get energy out. If you walk long enough, they'll usually be too pooped to do much of anything else but lay down once you're back inside. Its just an adjustment. My advice: give them love and affection but don't forget to teach them who's boss. Once you've got that trust from them, they'll be much more agreeable in following the rules.