I am wondering if taking her to tee tee on papers is better or as little as she is right now is the wee wee pads better. The ones of you that have yorkies do you just use the pads or do you eventually go outside. My schnauzers were trained in nothing flat and she was going on the papers okay until this weekend and now she comes back in and goes.
Sandy... I've been using the pee-pee pads with Molly.....HUGE mistake!! It was great at first, but now that I actually want her to "go" outside, it's getting harder and harder to actually train her. If you want her to do her business outside, continue using just paper.... Also, they sell this spray (it's a pH sray that apparently is on the pee-pee pads themselves) and it "invites" the puppy to use wherever you spay it as a toilet. They sell it in the same area of the pet store where you find the pee-pee pads..it's a great training tool for using outside to get the puppy used to the idea that outside is GOOD place to go. Molly is making slow progress (she's part terrier and I hear that terriers are hard to potty-train sometimes, so keep that in mind as yours is a Yorkie right?), but then again, it can be difficult to potty train a puppy from the 15th floor!! Good luck!
Im using pads this time around with Louie, (13 week male maltese) and hes picked up on it with in the first few days, Yes he does have a accient here and there but 95% of the time he goes on the potty pad. In this maltese book i have it talks about potty pad training and i guess what your suppose to do is when your ready for your puppy to start going outside, is take the potty pad out side and put it where you want him or her to go potty, do this for awhile and then you are to cut the potty pad and make it smaller and smaller over time till there is no potty pad left and just grass- i guess well see how it works..lol I did start both my other dogs out on potty pads but neither one of them took to it and we just did the outside thing , seems to take longer i think but its eaier to train Louie on the pad right now since he goes all on his own and dont tell me when he has to go i just let him out to play and look over at him and hes going potty on his pad. hes doing a great job so far... proud of the lil guy
I also say take her outside. Maybe buy a Xpen so you don't have to worry about her as she runs in circles finding her spot to pee. No other dogs and she can't get away. Would never leave her out there alone, as you know.
Well the problem is, that with my schnauzers, I took them outside from the beginning. They are housebroke and also papertrained.(for when its rainy etc.) But, the vet told me not to take Kayla outside yet. My husband said he thought the wee wee pads was not a good idea either. She was going on the papers okay, until this weekend and he spoiled her so much by just letting her do what she wanted to do, that now she will come right back in from the garage and go. I think this little girl may be harder than the other two. Although it will help when I can take her out. Maybe in a couple of weeks when she goes back to the vet, they will say its okay. Of course what she tee tees is no bigger than a dime. lol!!!
The thing about housetraining is, you have to be consistent. If you are teaching her one thing, and your husband is teaching her a different way, it's no wonder she is confused. It's not her fault. And why would your vet tell you not to take her outside?
Oh, I didn't mean to leave the impression he was training her a different way. He's not training her at all, just spoiling her rotten. I think maybe the vet may want her to start on her heartworm first and get the rest of her shots. I don't know. She really didn't say. She just said she didn't want her being took outside right now. The mesquitos here are terrible too, because of all the rain we have gotten.
Theres no reason she shouldnt be outside. I'm sure the breeder had her outside at times. You need to decide outside OR potty pads. Not both. Teaching both only confuses them. If you decide on taking her outside instead, just start fresh with the training. She'll pick up on it quicker than you think.
DoggyDaddy, that would be a HUGE challenge, trying to make it down 15 flights, with a puppy. I would'nt know how to begin to do that.I never even thought of that as an issue, but of course it would be. I honestly believe the best way to train a dog is to watch it's habits as a small puppy, when they wake up, they generally pee, I have mine out the door. After they eat, they usually poop, out the door. That's the way I do it, but each to his own, and I realize you have to be right there all the time to do this. When I'm at work, it's in the x-pen with papers, but I find my dogs amazingly easy to train (and they're terriers too DD!) I would'nt use different items though, too confusing. Sandy'sbabies, that is a sweet little dog, just adorable.
Pen, that is exactly how I trained my schnauzers. I took them out it seemed like every hr. on the hr. But, it paid off and they trained real easy. I don't know why the vet did not want her to go outside yet. She only works 3 days a week and the other two vets are there. I think I will give her a call tomorrow but in the mean time I can't see that it would hurt to let her go to the back yard to potty. The papers are just not working.
Awwwww she is sooooo cute! Look at that little face! I have been training my chihuahua, she is 4 months now, and during the day is in the bathroom with paper, food, water, and her toys. She holds it all day long and goes outside when we come home. She has kinda trained herself. When I am home I take her out every 2 hours now, before it was almost every hour on the hour. She pick right up on it. Good Luck!
When you are gone what are you doing with the puppy? Are you crating it so that it don't have the chance to potty all around the house. Also if you are crating the puppy make sure the crate is the right size for it. This will help on potty training remarkably.
Just do not crate the puppy too long. Naturally they are not going to want to go potty in their crate, and will hold it as long as they can.
Take it out every hour to start with, and go from there.
I agree with everyone else on this one, either use papers or not at all.
Changed my screen name from scenicvalesiberians to weimngolden, heads up.
I would have not started the papers in the start if the vet had not said not to take her outside yet. It was just a thing of not knowing what to do. Like I said I had no problem at all with my schnauzers. They all 3 went outside and was potty trained in nothing flat and paper trained themselves when the weather is bad. She does not stay in the crate until she is sleepy or of course at night. Right now she is curled up in her blankie next to the couch. Yes, we do crate her when we are gone. I don't leave her for a second without knowing where she is and what she is doing. She is just too little, and too young. Went outside with her today but both times she come back in and wee wee on the carpet. ugh!!! Time and patience.
hi. im a new dog owner. just got my dog last sunday. i crate him at night and when i take him out in the morning to the place i want him to do his bussiness,he does it.but, when were inside the house ,sometimes he would just stop and take a leak.so then when i catch him doing this, i tell him no and then carry him out to the same place but the he doesnt do anything. onetime today i caught him doing #2 so i told him no and brought him to the spot and he does nothing. i know, i have heard about accidents like these,and i am watching him for the signs (sniffing around and going in circles) but none of that. is this a normal behavior? he is 13 weeks old.
Well hallaluah, things are looking up. I decided to go on with the papers because I figure soon enough she will follow Mandy and Tina through the doggie door. She has already checked it out and wondering where they went. But, she is finally going on the papers good and even went to the door leading into the garage wanting to go. Sometimes when she wakes up she can hardly hold it. I think she is going to be fine. Oh, and we are getting more sleep too, thank goodness. She will bark around 3:00 to go out and when she wee wees, we come back in and I put her back in the crate (no more playing) and she goes back to sleep.