I feel like i've tried everything w/ my minpin Fiona. I love her to death. She's sweet, cuddly, and great w/ the kids! My big dog loves to play w/ her, and they cuddle up and sleep together all the time. I don't want to get rid of her, but she has destroyed the carpet in my new house! She pees everywhere, and drops little turds as she's running along. I'm reaching the end of my patience. I've taken her on walks to try to urge her to go potty outside, i've set a timer and taken her out every twenty minutes, i've tried pet pads (she eats them and gets it everywhere!) and on warm days i leave the patio door open so she can go out when she pleases. Even w/ all of this, she goes all over the house. Please, someone help!!! My mom and grandpa are coming to visit in two weeks and i'd rather not have my new home smelling like piss. Also, does anyone have any great ideas on removing pet stains and smell? I've tried resolve and oxi magic. THANKS!
Have you tried crate training? Little dogs are harder to train because there world is so big. Get a small crate and start by keeping her in it and taking her out potty. After she poties outside let her play and then back in the crate and then potty again later etc. Just google crate training.
If you use a enzyme clener it clears up the smell but if you try cleaning with something else first it actually locks the smell in.
Get a steam cleaner,there great to have if you have dogs or kids:) If you cna't afford one then see if you can rent one,they ahve them at grocery stores and drug stores here.
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That would be a problem. Pet store pups tend to be harder to potty train. You need to start fresh. Buy a kennel that she does not have enough room to walk in. There are great wired kennels that have dividers that you can make the area she is in smaller. Follow the rules of crate training and do not give her free roam of the house. You can tie her to you with her lead and keep her by your side in order to keep an eye on what she is doing and stop her if she begins to potty. If you can not watch her she needs to be in the crate. When you take her outside to potty and she does what you ask her to do give her lots of praises. Good luck.
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If she is peeing and pooping everywhere, without a care at all, it sounds like she might also do it in a crate, too. But crate training is still worth a try.
I have heard of belly bands being used on males; maybe purchase a "diaper" used on females in heat? You could keep that on her while in the house and then take her outside every twenty minutes like you said you have tried before and taking off the diaper then so she can do her business. Maybe she'd figure it out.
I would recommend keeping her on a leash while in the house. As soon as you see her begin to pee or poop, immediately pick her up and take her outside. If you ever see her do her business outside, lavish her with lots of praise.
Follow what the others have said as well. As you had said in your PM...seems as though she has had ALOT of change in the short time you have had her....new home, then moving to another new home, 2 weeks at a relatives house, etc. Add in the fact that she is a petshop puppy....they have no prior training whe you buy them there, so they are clueless! They are kept in cages in which they do not get out of to play, run, potty, nothing. They eat, sleep, potty, etc all in that cage 24/7, so she knows no better....extra patience will be needed, but just remember her life before you, maybe that will extend your patience a bit. With breeders, reputable ones...they have a foundation, human contact, and are started on pottying where is proper where is not, socialization, etc.
The crate, just to lessen the worries you said you had of this being cruel.....he is not in there 24/7. She can come out for play times, outside for potty, etc. If you cannot be standing over her watching her...put her in the crate until you can. This will lessesn the accidents on your floor.
Next: Pick a method and stick with it!! Do not change from pads, to litter, to outside simply because she isnt 'getting it' fast enough! Choose the exact method of where you want her to go, and stick with it...do not change it on her this is what causes more confusion. She will go where ever at that point because she is confused on where the current 'right place' is. It is going to be a tad confusing too since he is supposed to go on your deck, not grass. Floors, deck, etc can all seem the same to a puppy to start. When she goes in the house, dont spank her, just pick her up when you catch her going in the wrong place, carry her to the proper area and when she goes or finished.....praise praise like you just won the lottery!
Also try this....when she potty's in the house, soak it up on a paper towel or pick up the feces, etc...and take it out to the deck and lay it there. Leave it there, for days even if needed and replace it every day or every other day with a fresh one. Clean the spot that she had her accident at with an enzymatic cleaner to remove all odor of the urine. Hopefully with the smell not being able to be fouind on the carpet/floor, but she can find the scent out on the patio from the towels, in addition to her other training that was listed above, she will soon get the idea of where is good and where is not.
Sorry, so long...lol Let us know how it goes. Would LOVE to see pics of her too if you have any!
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